Properly feeding your puppy or dog is essential. And a huge part of that is giving them the right amount of food. If you feed wet dog food from the can, chances are you are going to want to measure it out, first. Here is what you need to know.
So, how many ounces are in a cup of wet dog food? There are between 3-8 ounces (85-225g) in a cup of wet dog food. It depends on the brand and ingredients- there is no one definitive standard. The only true way to know is to measure the food with an accurate measuring cup or device designed specifically for dog food.
In other words – there is little consistency across the pet food industry.
Besides, the measuring standard that “one cup equals eight ounces” cannot translate into semi-dry matter like wet dog food.
The result – you are going to need to check if you want a true and accurate reading.
And you’re going to want to.
You don’t want to impact the growth of your puppy or put your older dog at risk of under-nourishment or weight gain/obesity. Both are very detrimental to their health.
Some dog owners use devices they have in the home. But I prefer to use a device designed for dog food, specifically.
So, if you are looking for an effective, cheap, reusable, and dependable measuring device, this is the one to get ⬇️
- The KlipScoop is a smart solution for your pet's food portion control
- This three in one tool is a measuring cup, food scooper and bag clip all in one!
- This Klipscoop has a 1/2 capacity with a clip on the handle that fits neatly on a cat or dog food bag. Use the clip to seal your pet food bag until next use
- Simple care: dishwasher safe
- Fully collapsible scoop to save space, and make it easy to pack in an RV, camping trips, on a boat or for travel
They sell this device in three different sizes, 1/2 cup, 1 cup, and 2 cups.
And all you need to do is scoop your wet dog food in there and take the reading.
Otherwise, your next best bet is to use a reliable pair of food scales. Just be sure to clean ahead of use and after and use a separate container (that you weigh out first).
How Much Wet Food Should You Feed Your Dog?
The amount of wet food you feed your dog will be correlated to the breed, age, weight, and activity. It will also need to take into account the nutrition provided by the wet food brand.
To get a true and more accurate amount, you can always check with your vet who will be able to advise based on your dog’s condition and target calorie needs.
Let them know the brand of food you are looking to feed and they can help you work it out too.
Otherwise, always check product packaging for rough estimations and feeding suggestions.
A cup of wet dog food can weigh anywhere from 85-225g (3-8 oz) depending on the ingredients the food is made from.
There are typically between 1-2 cups in the average can of wet dog food. It ultimately depends on the size of the can.
A cup of wet dog food is not the same as a cup of dry. Wet dog food will typically weigh more.
I am a practiced pet owner with decades of experience owning a number of different pets. I am also the main writer and chief editor here at Pet Educate; a site I created to share everything I’ve learned about pet ownership over the years and my extensive research along the way.