Pet Food Math?
All you ever wanted to know about your pet food label in numbers
How many cups are in the package?
Now that you know how many ounces there are in one cup of food, you can figure out how many cups are in a package. Like we learned in Part 4, this will determine how long a bag of food will last your pet. Of course, this helps you figure out how much to buy at a time to make sure you don’t run out before you can get to the store next. More importantly, this will help you figure out a budget!
Using our Guaranteed Analysis that’s been following us along, we figured out that there are 4oz in each cup of this particular food. Let’s pretend that the bag that we purchased was 25lbs.
|Crude Protein (min)||24%|
|Crude Fat (min)||7%|
|Crude Fiber (max)||4%|
We know that there are 16oz in a pound. We can multiply the number of pounds we purchased by the number of ounces in a pound to find out how many ounces are in the entire package.
25(lbs in this bag) x 16(oz/lb) = 400 ounces are in this particular package.
Since we know that there are 4oz in a cup of this food, we can divide the number of ounces in 1 cup by the number of ounces in the entire package. This will tell us how many cups are in the package.
400(oz/pkg) / 4(oz/cup) = 100 cups are in this particular package.
Before we can figure out how long this package will last you we have to figure out how much you’re going to be using every day!
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