In 2018, an estimated 60% of cats and 56% of dogs in the United States were overweight or obese.
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Ideal weight in pounds divided by 2.2 give you weight in kilograms (kg)
Calculate the Resting Energy Requirements (RER) based on this ideal weight
RER in kcal/day =
[70 x (ideal weight in kg)] ^¾ or [70 x (ideal weight in kg)] to the ¾ power or
30(ideal or target body weight in kilograms) + 70
For weight loss in cats multiply RER times 0.8