Vet Math-Exercise 1

By April 27, 2020 All Posts

This is our first Vet Math Worksheet. Try the questions and send a sample of answers to office@nwvethospital.com to be entered into a draw for a prize.

Vet Math
Exercise 1

Watch our video and then help us calculate how long a bag of food will feed a pet and the cost per day to feed a pet.

Christine wants to feed her dog Boadie ‘Satiety ‘weight loss food to help him lose weight. The feeding guide on the bag indicates a dog of Boadie’s weight should eat 2 cups of this food every day. The diet comes in 3 sizes. Christine wonders how long each size bag will last and she wonders if there is a difference in the cost to feed Boadie per day depending on the size of the bag she buys.

Part #1 – From the information provided below, how many days will each bag of food last Boadie if he is eating 2 cups per day?
3.5kg bag contains 38 cups ___________
8.0kg bag contains 88cups ___________
12kg bag contains 133 cups ___________

Part #2 – How much would it cost per day to feed Boadie the Satiety weight loss diet?
3.5kg bag costs $51.35 __________
8.0kg bag costs $100.42 __________
12 kg bag costs $122.57 __________

Boadie, although almost perfect, has another medical concern. He has dental disease. He could benefit from eating a dental diet.

Part #1 – From the information provided below, how many days will each bag of Dental Diet last Boadie if he is eating 2 1/2 cups per day?
3.5kg bag contains 38 cups ___________
8.0kg bag contains 87 cups ___________
14kg bag contains 153 cups ___________

Part #2 – How much would it cost per day to feed Boadie the Dental Diet diet?
3.5kg bag costs $44.17 __________
8.0kg bag costs $85.47 __________
14 kg bag costs $122.25 __________

Boadie needs to lose weight and he needs something to clean his teeth. Christine has decided to feed him both diets. How much of each diet should he eat.

We have a chart at the hospital that tells us a dog of Boadie’s size should eat 468 calories per day. The dog food bag lists the calories per cup of the diet. Christine has decided she wants to feed Boadie half his daily calories with Satiety Diet and half with Dental Diet.

Part #1 – Use the following information to calculate how much (cups) of each diet Boadie can have to get half his daily calories.
Dental diet –315 calories/cup – Boadie will be fed ____________ to get half his calories per day
Satiety -231 calories / cup – Boadie will be fed _______________ to get half his calories per day
How many cups of mixed food he would be fed per day?
___________________________

Now you know how many cups of each diet Boadie will be fed per day.
If Christine decides to buy the 8 kg bag of each diet how long will this amount of food last and how much will it cost to feed Boadie per day.

If you really love math go ahead and calculate how long 2 small bags, and 2 large bags will last and the cost per day of feeding.

Is there a difference in cost per day to feed Boadie between different sized bags of food?

Calculate how much it costs to feed your pet per day. Not all bags list the number of cups in the bag. The feeding guide will tell you the number of cups to feed per day. If you have a kitchen scale you can weigh this amount. The packaging will list the weight of the food. If you know the weight of what you feed per day and the weight of the full bag you can calculate how long the bag will last and the cost per day to feed.

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