StacyToo much time on my handsPosts: 1258Joined: Mon Mar 06, 2006 8:08 amLocation: Virginia Beach, VA


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Can anyone figure out approx. how many cups of food would be in a 35 lb. bag of Canidae? I can"t figure out that math correctly.
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StacyToo much time on my handsPosts: 1258Joined: Mon Mar 06, 2006 8:08 amLocation: Virginia Beach, VA
It"s Canidae. Does that help? This is why I only teach Language Arts
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.This info may help.Calculated Caloric ContentME (kcal/kg) 4125ME (kcal/g) 4.13ME (kcal/lb) 1875ME (kcal/cup) 468
StacyToo much time on my handsPosts: 1258Joined: Mon Mar 06, 2006 8:08 amLocation: Virginia Beach, VA
The only way I can think to calc. it is 1875 (cal per pound) x 35 lb. and then divided by 468 (cal per cup). If that is right, then it would be 140 cups in a 35 lb. bag, right?
StacyToo much time on my handsPosts: 1258Joined: Mon Mar 06, 2006 8:08 amLocation: Virginia Beach, VA
Hmph. Ok, so how should I handle this. We bought a bag of Canidae, 35 lbs. on Oct. 4th. Jake has been the only one using it. He gets 1 cup of food, 2x a day. So, realistically, I should expect it would last 70 days with the above math. Well, we will be out this week. So, either the bag is labeled wrong, or something else cooky is going on.With the old 40 lb. bag, it used to last a bit more than 2 months with Jake and Zoe eating it (she gets about 2/3 cup a day). I want to contact Canidae and ask them about this. What should I say and should I ask for money back or something? I have my receipt and can send them a pic of the empty bag if they want.
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I don"t think the kcal per cup and the kcal per kilo have anything to do with each other. Here"s how you figure how many daily servings are in your bag of kibble.Measure your dog"s normal serving.Weigh it.Repeat several times, taking note of each weight.Take an average - the more servings you include in the average, the more accurate this will be.Now divide 35 by the average weight of the daily serving. That"s how many servings are in your bag of kibble, which I assume is the information you really want.OR, get an average weight of the food you feed per day and figure out the kcal in that amount based on WEIGHT.Finally, if you really do want to know how many cups would be in that bag, you can either scoop out the whole bag into something (
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) or you can sort of guess, by weighing YOUR cup of food (every cup will give you a different result), and then dividing, again, the weight of the bag by the amount in the cup.A hint - it"s best to deal in metrics and then at the end, if you need to, convert to English measures. I find it much easier to work with these figures in metrics. Working in twelves and sixteens makes my head explode.