“MY DOG IS ALWAYS HUNGRY- WHAT DO I DO?”


While the stomach capacity of a 42lb child (average 5.5-year-old child) is 11oz. This is equivalent to 5 slices of Pizza Hut Thin & Crispy Pepperoni Pizza.

The stomach capacity of a 42lb dog is 64oz. This is equivalent to 29 slices of Pizza Hut Thin & Crispy Pepperoni Pizza at a time. Below is a summary of how much you would have to feed your dog per day to make him feel full.

 

Ounces/Cup

Calories per cup

Calories per 64oz fed 2x/day

How much is that?

Calories in excess of necessity

Cost to feed per month

Cost to feed correctly

Pizza Hut Thin & Crispy Pepperoni Pizza

2.2oz/ Slice

200kcals/ Slice

11,636kcals

58 Slices

14.5 x more

$2,178/mo

$149.80/mo

Carna4 Duck

3.3oz

525kcals

20,364kcals

39 cups/day

25.5x more

$1,430/mo

$56.78/mo

Hills W/D

2.9oz

255kcals

11,256kcals

44 cups/day

14.1x more

$739/mo

$52.65/mo

Kure Pork

8oz

544kcals

8,704kcals

3.2 tubes/day

10.9x more

$1,472/mo

$138/mo

Auntie’s Kitchen Veggie Base Blend

1.75oz

121kcals

8,850kcals

73 cups/day

11x more

$6,838/mo

$628.57/mo

OC Raw Rabbit

8oz

298kcals

2,384kcals

16 patties/day

6x more

$2,404/mo

$406.19/mo

Broccoli

3.2oz

31kcals

1,240kcals

40 cups/day

1.6x more

$636/mo

$263.87/mo

 

As you can see, if you feed your dog to capacity (enough that you no longer have to complain that he “acts hungry all the time”) you will:

  • Cause metabolic disease by overfeeding. If you fed only broccoli you would only exceed your dogs daily caloric intake needs by 35.5% but you would cause severe nutritional deficiencies.  If you fed only OC Raw Rabbit (which is low calorie and high volume) you would still exceed your dogs daily caloric intake needs by nearly 3 times what is necessary. Metabolic diseases such as Cancer, Diabetes and Obesity occur when you overfeed.
  • Cause severe diarrhea or bloat. By allowing your dog to eat until they’re full you increase the risk of severe diarrhea or bloat. Bloat is when the stomach flips over, resulting in either death or a need for surgery. (Also, your dog would likely get bad gas)
  • Spend massively more than you need to. On the low end you’d spend $372 more than necessary per month. On the high end (of this chart) you’d spend $6,209.43/mo more than necessary.

If you are attempting to increase the volume of your pet’s food without causing metabolic injury, death, or breaking the bank, feed raw + broccoli. As you can see, raw food and broccoli provides greater volume with less calories. Additionally, with a commercially available raw food you will not have to concern yourself with nutritional deficiencies. Here is a comparison of how Kure Pork + Broccoli can more effectively fill your dog up vs Carna4 Duck + Broccoli.

Kure Pork + Broccoli (800 kcals)

3.5oz Kure + 5oz Broccoli

Carna4 Duck + Broccoli (800kcals)

1.5oz of Carna4 + 4.4oz Broccoli

 

= 8.5oz/meal = $131.60/mo

 

= 5.9oz/meal = $80.06/mo