Calorie Totals per day between canned/dry versus Farmers Dog/ Honest Kitchen

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    Wendy K
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    Has anyone here transitioned their dog from dry or canned food, to Farmers Dog/Honest Kitchen, and noticed a vast difference in the recommended calories per day?

    It’s by almost half! I’m trying to understand why. Maybe it’s possible there is a reason, but despite a week of trying to google research on my own, I can’t find an answer.

    For instance, my dog has been on Acana, and then after a major dental surgery, on Merrick dry and canned, and I’m trying to switch him onto a healthier wet/fresh option.

    He’s a 5 y/o, neutered, active male…weighs about 35lbs, is a mixed breed.

    Acana states he needs 776 calories a day (1 cup dry, twice a day)
    Merrick states he needs 875 calories a day (1 cup dry or 1 can, twice a day)
    Farmers Dog states he needs 402 calories a day (6oz, twice a day)
    Honest Kitchen states he needs 892 calories a day ( 1cup, twice a day)
    Ollies Fresh states he needs 496 calories a day (not sure what each serving size weighs)

    When I use the VetCalculator website, it states he needs 858 calories for his MER.

    I’m worried I will be under feeding my dog, by switching to a fresh or dehydrated food.

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