Obesity Management Calculation Sheet

Sherry Lynn Sanderson, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM & ACVN, University of Georgia

Obesity Management Calculation Sheet (download the PDF by clicking the icon above)

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1. Calculate resting energy requirement (RER)
RER = 70(BWkg 0.75) fi 70( _____ kg 0.75) = ______ kcal/d

2. Calculate maintenance energy requirement (MER)
Adult dogs
MER (intact adult): 1.8 × RER = _______ kcal/d
MER (neutered adult): 1.6 × RER = _______ kcal/d

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