WHAT ARE CALORIES?
Calories are a measure of the amount of energy that foods will produce in the living body. Your pet’s daily caloric expenditure is an estimate of the total amount of calories that he or she burns during an average day
WHAT DO CALORIES HAVE TO DO WITH DOG OR CAT HEALTH?
The amount of calories a pet expends is determined by several basic factors, including age, breed, gender, neuter and reproduction status, health status and body condition (being overweight or underweight), and activity.
Monitoring the estimated daily caloric expenditure can serve as a convenient guideline for adjusting activity levels to meet diet goals – losing weight, gaining weight or maintaining proper weight.