Each animal is unique and so are their diets and needs!

Therefore, on our website, we offer rations calculated on the basis of a healthy animal, with an ideal weight and moderate physical activity .

See the rations for our premium, grain-free formulas:

Atlantic Fish and Lobster formula (dogs)

Chicken, Sweet Potato and Apple formula (dogs)

Chicken and Atlantic Herring formula (cats)

Considering that each dog and cat has different lifestyle habits and that a large percentage of them suffer from obesity, we will address some questions to help you figure out the ideal ration for your animal.


Does he move around a lot?

An animal that practices several sports and moves several hours a day in competitions or sustained activity should automatically have a greater energy expenditure and therefore a ration adapted to its needs. To maintain their health, support their performance and maximize their potential, the rations recommended for these dynamic animals must take into account their high energy expenditure, their protein requirements for muscle recovery, as well as the vitamins and minerals necessary to prevent any deficiencies. . High-quality foods rich in protein from animal sources, omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants are strongly recommended to accompany them in their intense physical activities. Our KALŪ food is suitable for these active animals due to its high animal protein content. However, you may need to increase the rations recommended on our website.

Conversely, if your animal hardly moves, it will be necessary to adjust its diet and reduce its portions to avoid being overweight. By consulting a veterinarian, it is possible to better assess your energy needs.

You can also use this tool to calculate your pet's calorie needs based on its physical condition.


What is his current weight?

More than 60% of cats and 56% of dogs would exceed their healthy weight according to the latest report from the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, in the United States, in 2018. One can imagine that the figures are just as frightening in Quebec in 2023. As overweight is a common problem, it is also important to note that the rations offered on the bags are not created based on these data but on animals with a healthy weight. Let us recall here some of the harmful effects of this problem:

It is well established that in cats and dogs, being overweight can lead to or aggravate many pathologies, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, skin problems, digestive disorders, urinary complications, reduced immunity , endocrine disorders, mobility difficulties and even certain cancers. There is also talk of a decrease in lifespan of 2 years in addition to complications during surgeries.


This tool allows you to calculate your pet's food needs based on its current weight and its current consumption.


Is he sterilized?

Sterilization causes a decrease in sex hormones, such as estradiol in females and testosterone in males. These hormones play a role in regulating metabolism, and decreasing them can slow the animal's metabolism, which can lead to weight gain more easily if calorie intake is not adjusted.

Neutering can also cause an increase in fat mass and a decrease in muscle mass in some animals. Fat has a lower energy expenditure than muscle tissue, which means the animal may require fewer calories to maintain weight.

To adjust the ration of your recently sterilized animal, it is best to consult a veterinarian and observe changes in his behavior.


Does he have any special health conditions?

Some conditions require a special diet. Some diseases have very specific needs and our KALŪ formulas are created for animals in good general health and may not be completely suitable for their unique condition.


How old is he?

Does a senior dog eat the same amount of food as a puppy? The answer is no. Your pet may become less hungry and its physical activity may change as it ages. By observing your companion carefully, you should be able to see if its weight changes and then adapt its diet accordingly.


With or without grains?

It is also important to note that a diet that contains a lot of grains and cereals can provide a lot of empty calories in the form of carbohydrates and thus not fill our companion quickly. While a diet rich in animal protein and without grains like KALŪ , rather favors healthy calories and the animal may be satiated more quickly than with another formula.


To conclude, we recommend that all our customers carefully observe their animals in order to adjust the rations if necessary, according to their particular needs.


As mentioned a few times in the article, the following tool is a free calorie calculator (English) for cats and dogs that allows you to assess the energy needs of your pets based on their current weight and their diet.


Do not hesitate to write to us if you have more specific questions.

Bon appetit to your companions!


The KALU team