When it comes to feeding our dogs and cats, we often use a “cup” to measure out the food as per the food manufacturer’s guidelines. That being said, have you taken a close look at the size of the cup you’re using?
A recent article in a pet publication took a look at the sizes of various cups, and the author found that common household “cups” can hold anywhere from 4-8oz of food. The author also noted that the size of kibble and whether or not you level the cup after scooping can play a role too. Even the design of the cup’s rim can fool you into putting more or less food than you should in the scoop.
When it comes to measuring out food, PURELUXE, like many other pet food manufactures, lists the number of cups of food that your dog or cat should receive based on their weight. At PURELUXE, we recommend measuring out cups in a kitchen measuring cup that’s designed to hold ingredients for cooking. After all, cooks use these cups so they don’t over or underuse ingredients. Additionally, when it comes to getting too few or too many calories, take note if your dog or cat is on the cusp of one feeding amount or another. You may have to do some experimentation as to what’s the right serving size. Your vet can also be a resource here.
So there you have it. With the right and true measuring cup, you’re well on your way to a healthy dog or cat. See all of PURELUXE’s formulas at pureluxepetfood.com.