Dry Dog Food Calories Per Cup

Dog nutrition is very important and it is important to understand the composition of different recipes and especially the calories it has per serving. In this post, we’ll look at the calories in 1 cup of different dog food types and especially dry dog food.

How many calories does a dog need?

To keep his nutrition, a 35-pound dog that is active needs around 1000 calories each day. A 20-pound dog who is active need about 650 calories every day. Do you have an idea of how many calories are in your dog’s meals?

How many calories are in 1 cup of dry dog food

Dry dog food is a popular option for many pet owners because it is affordable and easy to store. Most dry foods contain around 350-400 calories per cup while a few brands have higher content going up to 600 calories per cup. This makes it a relatively low-calorie option, especially when compared to some of the other recipes on the market.

Blue Buffalo Dry Dog Food Calorie per cup

We sampled 9 different Buffalo Dry cat food and found the average calorie per serving to be 490kc per cup.

Blue Buffalo RecipeCalorie per cup serving
Puppy Chicken & Rice456
Puppy Lamb & Rice554
Puppy Large Breed505
Chicken & Rice463
Lamb & Rice505
Fish & Potato490
Weight Control444
Small Breed492
Large Breed505

IAMs Dry Dog Food Calories

We sampled 32 recipes of IAMs dry dog food and found that they have an average of 365 calories per cup.

IAMs Dry Dog Food RecipeCalorie Content
Iams Proactive Health Adult
Small & Toy421
Large Breed374
Healthy Naturals352
Premium Protection301
Lamb Meal & Rice341
Weight Control363
Weight Control Large Breed313
Active Maturity – Small & Toy (7+ yrs)383
Active Maturity (7+ yrs)334
Active Maturity – Large Breed (7+ yrs)293
Iams Veterinary Formulas
Skin & Coat – Response FP263
Skin & Coat – Response KO329
Intestinal Formula Low-Residue – Puppy386
Intestinal Formula Low-Residue257
Weight Loss Restricted-Calorie217
Weight Control D – Optimum Weight Control252
Renal – Early Stage245
Renal – Multi Stage514
Innova Holistic
Large Breed Puppy367
Large Bites504
Small Bites504
Red Meat – Large Bites468
Red Meat – Small Bites468
Large Breed380
Low Fat374
Senior Plus391
Large Breed Senior361

Other Dry Dog Food Calories

Nature’s Logic
Duck & Salmon551
Nature’s Variety ~ Instinct
Chicken Meal490
Rabbit Meal482
Duck Meal & Turkey Meal464
Nature’s Variety ~ Prairie
Chicken Meal & Brown Rice Medley391
Beef Meal & Barley Medley430
Lamb Meal & Oatmeal Medley409
New Zealand Venison & Millet Medley434
Salmon Meal & Brown Rice Medley420
Newman’s Own Organics
Adult Dog Formula397
Advanced Dog Formula404
NutriSource Super Premium
Small & Medium Breed Puppy Chicken & Rice460
Large Breed Puppy Chicken & Rice Formula360
Adult Chicken & Rice Formula370
Large Breed Adult Chicken & Rice Formula350
Weight Management Chicken & Rice Formula340
Lamb Meal & Rice340
Large Breed Adult Lamb Meal & Rice350
Performance Chicken & Rice Formula463
Super Performance Chicken & Rice Formula480
Senior Chicken & Rice Formula350

Nutro Dry Cat Food Calories

Nutro Dry Dog Food RecipesCalorie per cup
Nutro MAX Puppy
Large Breed325
Nutro MAX Adult
Mini Chunk369
Beef Meal & Rice Dinner353
Large Breed309
Weight Control273
Nutro MAX Senior 7+ years
Nutro Natural Choice Puppy
Lamb Meal & Rice333
Small Bites Chicken, Rice & Oatmeal328
Large Breed346
Large Breed Lamb & Rice338
Nutro Natural Choice Adult
Lamb Meal & Rice342
Lamb Meal & Rice Small Bites315
Chicken, Rice & Oatmeal338
Venison Meal & Whole Brown Rice282
Herring Meal, Rice & Potato264
Dental Care287
High Energy396
Large Breed323
Large Breed Lamb & Rice318
Large Breed Weight Management283

Purina Dry Dog Food Calorie

Purina Dry Dog Food RecipeCalorie per cup
Naturally Complete w/ Vitamins & Minerals433
Purina Dog Chow Senior 7+ years
Healthy Morsels328
Purina Moist n’ Meaty (pouches)
Burger w/ Cheddar Cheese476
With Chicken450
Chopped Burger449
With Lamb & Rice440
Steak Flavor450
Less Active Formula w/ Turkey & Rice452
Purina ONE Puppy
Healthy Puppy465
Large Breed377
Purina ONE Adult
Beef & Rice441
Chicken & Rice449
Lamb & Rice451
Healthy Weight Management337
Large Breed400
Large Breed Healthy Weight381
Sensitive Systems453
Purina ONE Senior 7+ years
Protection Formula375
Large Breed395
Purina ONE Natural Blends + Vitamins & Minerals Adult
Chicken & Oat Meal413
Lamb & Barley420
Purina Pro Plan Puppy
Chicken & Rice473
Natural Lamb & Rice470
Small Breed488
Large Breed382
Giant Breed405
Purina Pro Plan Puppy Selects
Natural Turkey & Barley443
Purina Pro Plan Adult
Beef & Rice465
Chicken & Rice489
Natural Lamb & Rice450
Natural Turkey & Barley454
Small Breed460
Large Breed397
Giant Breed369
Sensitive Skin & Stomach419
Chicken & Rice Weight Management337
Small Breed Weight Management397
Large Breed Weight Management369
Purina Pro Plan Adult Selects
Natural Turkey & Barley466
Natural Lamb & Oat Meal514
Natural Salmon & Brown Rice430
Natural Lamb & Oat Meal Large Breed448
Purina Pro Plan Senior 7+ years
Chicken & Rice408
Natural Lamb & Rice427
Small Breed422
Large Breed404
Purina Pro Plan Senior Selects 7+ years
Natural Turkey & Barley437
Purina Veterinary Diets
DCO – Dual Fiber Control320
DH – Dental Health315
DH – Dental Health Small Bites302
EN – GastroENteric397
HA – HypoAllergenic311
JM – Joint Mobility351
LA – Limited Antigen394
NF – Kidney Function459
OM – Overweight Management276

How many calories are in dog treats?

While the calorie content in most dog foods is relatively low, this is not always the case with treats. Be sure to read the label on any treats you are considering giving your pup and aim for those that have around 150-250 calories per serving. A simple dog bone has 40 calories, while most store-bought treats have around 100-300 calories per serving.

So, as you can see, the calorie content in dry dog food is much lower than other recipes on the market. This doesn’t mean it is a bad choice; rather, it just means you need to feed your pup a bit more if he is eating dry food to meet his daily caloric needs.

If you are unsure of how many calories your dog needs each day, consult with your veterinarian. They will be able to help you create a diet that meets both your pup’s nutritional needs and his individual activity level. Thanks for reading!