Can someone please help me with the metric system?

My dog has recently gained a few pounds, and I’m making some adjustments to her diet. In order to do that, I had to find out how many calories are in her daily meals. I was told 440 kcals per cup. She gets a total of 3 cups per day, and I know that a kcal is 1,000 calories. When I did the math, it came out to over a million calories!  It didn’t make sense at all. But every place I looked to see how to convert kcals to calories, I seemed to be doing it the right way. Obviously, either the person who told me at the company the calorie content was wrong, there’s something wrong with my calculator or I just never learned the metric system because I’m from Massachusetts. If someone could explain this to me, I’d appreciate it. Ty 

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1 Answer

  • 4 weeks ago

    What is the difference between Calories and kilocalories? 

    The "Calorie" we refer to in food is actually a kilocalorie. 

    One (1) kilocalorie is the same as one (1) Calorie (upper case C). 


    440kcal is the same as 440 Calories

    3cups = 440 * 3 = 1320 Calories

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