Are You Measuring Kibble Right?

A new research from the University of Guelph, published in the BMJ journal ‘Veterinary Record’, finds that when it comes to feeding kibble, dog owners often get it wrong, putting the dogs at risk of under-feeding or weight gain. The study found that the inaccuracy ranged from a 48% underestimation to a 152% overestimation, depending on the device they used and the amount they tried to portion out. This puts their animals at risk of several obesity-related diseases. The solution is for the dog owners to change their approach to measuring their dog’s dry food. The gold standard would be to use a kitchen scale to weigh out portions. Scales are precise and leave little room for error to ensure that dogs are neither over nor underfed.