Caloric Intake of People Food for DogsAs pet parents it is our responsibility to discuss overall dog health and nutrition with their veterinarian. While most people know that chocolate and grapes are toxic to dogs many dog owners feed their dogs what they think are "ok" table scraps leftover from dinner. But do you really know what you are feeding your dog (or cat)? Take a look at this shocking chart that shows exactly how many calories human food is equivalent for your pet. Pet obesity is a tremendous problem. This is a true eye opener.
Information provided by Hill’s Pet Nutrition, all calories calculated for a 5’4” person.
Do you know that for a 20 pound dog,
1 small oatmeal cookie .....
.....is the caloric equivalent of
1 hamburger or 1 chocolate bar for a person?
If a 10 pound cat
ate just 1 ounce of cheddar cheese.....
.....it would be the same as
if a person ate 3 1/2 hamburgers or 4 whole chocolate bars
For a 20 pound dog
eating just 1 hotdog.....
.....is the same as a person
consuming 3 entire hamburgers
or 2 whole chocolate bars.
Just 1 potato chip
for a 10 pound cat.....
.....is the caloric equivalent
of 1/2 of a hamburger or 1/2 a chocolate bar
for a person.
Do you know that for a 10 pound cat
1 cup of milk.....