Advice 1: How to measure in grams dry food

If the house has no kitchen scales, to accurately determine the amount of dry foragerequired by the cat, dog or ferret is difficult because the standards are usually listed in grams. In such cases it is necessary to do the calculations, converting measures of weight measures of capacity.
How to measure in grams dry food
You will need
  • a small measuring device (spoon, stack, Cup);
  • Bank or a disposable plastic Cup;
  • marker;
  • - a bowl.
Instruction
1
Carefully read the information provided on the package with the food. Sometimes the packaging indicates not only the weight but also the amount of recommended daily servings. For example, 40 grams or ½ Cup (ie 125 ml).
2
Many feed manufacturers produce special measuring cups that accurately measure the required amount of pellets. Typically, these measurements are attached to large packages of feed (10-25 kg), in addition, they can be free to obtain in large pet stores and veterinary pharmacies. Just ask the seller if they have available measuring cups for the brand of feedyou use.
3
In many pet stores pet food sold in bulk. Ask the seller to accurately measure the daily dose and pack it in separate package. House pour granules into a small jar and make a mark with marker at the correct height – this will allow you to measure out exactly the amount of feedthat is needed. It is possible to use a disposable plastic Cup and cut it at the height of the label.
4
You can also calculate the daily dose of feed, based on total volume of feed in the package. For example, if you buy food in packages of 400 grams, and the animal is necessary to give 50 grams of feed – you can either divide the contents of the packet into 8 oz portions and measure the volume of one of them. The second option is to take a small volumetric capacity (depending on granule size and weight daily serving of it can be tea or table spoon, stack, coffee Cup, Cup) and some food from the pack, gradually pour it into the bowl, counting the "measuring units" you did it. This will calculate how many grams of feed placed in the container.
5
If you transfer an animal from one feed to another measurement have to be repeated, because the ratio of weight of feed and its amount depends on many parameters, including grain size and shape, density, feed , etc. for Example, a standard glass with a volume of 250 ml is placed about 75 grams of feed for dogs of large breeds, about 100 – for small dogs, about 120 for kittens.

Advice 2 : How to measure dry food

The packaging with dry food is usually the weight of the contents, as well as the recommended dosage. But if no weights how to measure the right amount of food, so the pet does not overeat, but not go hungry? There are several ways to measure dry ingredients.
How to measure dry food
You will need
  • - measuring Cup;
  • - kitchen scales;
  • standard glass;
  • plastic bottle;
  • - Laundry gum;
  • - a sheet of paper;
  • pencil.
Instruction
1
At the pet store, you can offer special measuring Cup, which has a division corresponding to a specific weight of each kind of food. However, in General, these cups are designed for dog and cat food. Owners turtles, ferrets and some birds have to get out of their situation differently. Of course, such a Cup in any case useful. Ask the seller to weigh it first empty and then pour the desired amount of feed and make on the wall of the corresponding box.
2
You can use kitchen scales. Before weigh food, don't forget to weigh capacity. To determine the amount of feed actually needed from the total weight subtract the weight of the vessel.
3
In the absence of volumetric glassware take a plastic bottle suitable volume. Cut her neck. At the upper edge of the resulting glass puncture or penetrate the hole. Pass him with a clothes line and tie the elastic band of her ring. Ring clip any protruding from the vertical plane. For example, on the door handle. On the door with Scotch tape, fasten a sheet of white paper. Assume that 1 ml of water weighs 1 g. Respectively, in standard faceted glass holds 200 g of water. In stores of beverages sold in plastic bottles of different sizes, and you can almost always pick one that meets the necessary dosage of food.
4
Pour in a large bottle from a glass or a small bottle with a known volume the amount of water and take on the risk sheet, mark the position of bottom. Without removing the rubber band, pour the water, wipe and dry your homemade steelyard. For quick drying you can use a Hairdryer.
5
Begin to scoop food into the bottle. Watch the bottom. When it descend to the level of risks it will mean in the bottle is the right amount of food.
Useful advice
If you wish, you can upgrade the device. Attach the elastic band to the cork of the bottle and for filling the feed slot on the side, as is done at the bird feeder. Such scales would hang evenly and without bias. Also to the bottom of the bottle, you can stick a ruler or a rake and use it as an arrow-pointer.
To remove the spring balance each time, hang it in a discreet place. This can be, for example, the inner Cabinet door. The gum will have to be changed periodically because it tends to stretch. The instrument must be periodically verified. Re-calibrate the scale necessary and in that case, if changing the dosage or type of feed. It is better to make a few scratches with the appropriate signatures.
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