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NutriPup The Dog Food App for Android

By Anglo Indest Free

Developer's Description

Proper nutrition is one of the most important factors that influence the health and wellbeing of pets (besides genetics, exercise, love and cuddles). A healthy and balanced nutrition will go a long way in keeping them healthy, physically and mentally fit, disease free and even live longer. Sadly, not all of the thousands of dog food brands available in the market today are healthy or balanced.

The aim of this app is to equip dog owners with the knowledge that will help them determine the nutritional requirements of their dogs, understand the basic requirements of a healthy and balanced diet, and, to select the right food for their dogs by using their own informed judgement rather than rely on the marketing tactics of the dog food manufacturers, who may not have the same interests at heart. The app does not recommend any specific brand over another but gives the users the knowledge to make that call by themselves.

The easy to use app has several features that enable dog owners to

determine the unique nutritional requirements of their dogs;

calculate the digestible energy in their food and the correct amounts to feed;

evaluate the muscle mass and body fat levels of the dogs to determine if they are of a healthy size and to help them achieve the healthy size through proper nutrition;

select the right dog food based on the quality and appropriateness of different foods available;

understand basic facts about canine nutrition so they can make informed decisions when it comes to choosing a food; and,

learn about the commonly used dog food ingredients and their appropriateness.

Some points to bear in mind

Each dog is unique and have different metabolic rates the energy requirement and the feeding quantity calculated by the app must be used as a guideline. Start with the figures calculated by the app, adjusting it as needed after 1 month to achieve the desired results (Body Condition Score of 3).

For pregnant or lactating females, consult with the veterinarian before making any changes to their diet.

Body Condition Score, rather than weight, is an ideal measure to check if your dog is of the right size. Aim to achieve and maintain a Body Condition Score of 3.

Key Features of The App

Your Dogs Energy Requirement

Here you can calculate the daily energy requirements (DER) of your dog in calories. This is the number of calories your dog needs daily to sustain itself. An ideal nutrition plan should deliver the same number of calories as the DER. Any excess calories may lead to obesity and weight gain, while a shortage of calories may lead to malnutrition.

Energy in Food

In this section you can calculate the Metabolisable Energy (ME) in various dog food brands by entering the nutrient values found in the packaging. Although some dog food manufacturers publish the ME in the packaging, not all do. By calculating the ME, the app then calculates the quantity of each food to feed daily or per serving, so ME in food consumed is equal to the dogs DER.

Body Condition Scoring

The Body Condition Scoring (BCS) is a simple technique to measure your dogs muscle and fat mass. The App uses a 5-tier rating, with the ideal rating being 3, a lower rating indicating underweight and a higher rating indicating overweight. For a dog to be happy and healthy, it is recommended that a BCS score of 3 is maintained.

How to select the right food

A handy list of questions / points to consider when selecting the right dog food for your dog. As mentioned elsewhere, the app does not recommend specific dog food brands, but rather empowers you with the knowledge to make that call yourself.

Common Dog Food Ingredients Explained

A brief description of the most commonly used ingredients in dog food including a rating of their nutrition quality. Comparing the top 5-7 ingredients of a dog food is usually enough to ascertain the overall quality of the food.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.0

General

Release July 6, 2020
Date Added July 6, 2020
Version 1.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements Requires Android 5.0 and up

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