How many cups of dog food are in a pound?

I am looking into getting a guide dog for training but I’m trying to price out a year’s worth of supplies and do all my homework before I approach my parents with the idea 😉 So how many cups of dog food (just dry food) would be in a pound? Thanks!

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4 Responses to How many cups of dog food are in a pound?

  1. Kirsten R says:

    It depends on the specific food. For example, there are fewer cups of ProPlan when you use the formula that has chunks than when you use the old formula. But that’s not really going to help you estimate cost because each dog is going to eat a different amount. I have one that eats 8 cups per day and another that eats only 3 cups per day. They are the same breed and have the same amount of exercise. They just have different metabolisms.

    Ask the program you want to work with what is involved with puppy raising. They should be able to answer all your questions. They will also probably require that he be fed a specific food, and usually one of the premium ones. Some guide dog programs will cover some or even all of the costs. Others don’t cover any.

    Meanwhile, here’s a good article on estimating the annual cost of dog ownership:

    ETA: "a pint’s a pound" applies to water, not to everything, so the person who said 8 oz to the cup is way off. (Kibble weighs less than water.)

    Think of it this way. How many cups in a pound of feathers compared to a pound of lead? Or which weighs more, a cup of feathers or a cup of lead? Obviously they aren’t the same.

  2. redfox2124 says:

    not sure….scoup a couple cups of dog food out of the bag..put into a bowl..thn place on ur weight scale and find out from there. lol. stupid answer, but idk any other way.

  3. estefania says:

    well it depends on the brand because they all have different shapes and sizes…

  4. Leann C says:

    A pound is 16 ounces. A cup is 8 ounces. Two cups to a pound.

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