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Doggy Treat Translator

24 May 2023

Written and reviewed by Dr Jill McMaster BVM&S MBA MRCVS, Veterinary Surgeon and in-house expert at BorrowMyDoggy

Our doggy treat translator compares the calories in some common human foods and meals with the caloric value of popular dog treats so you can understand how one snack or meal will affect your furry friend.

The chart includes items like ham, biscuits, cheese, sausage, and crisps so you can get a comprehensive understanding of how different foods interact with your pup’s diet.

Ast-houding doggy vs human food equivalents

For a dog, 2 slices of wafer thin ham is the Human equivalent of 1 can of coke.

For a dog, 30g cheese is the Human equivalent of 2.5 hamburgers.

For a dog, 1 digestive biscuit is the Human equivalent of Medium Fries.

For a dog, 1 slice of toast and butter is the Human equivalent of 3 donuts.

For a dog, 1 sausage is the Human equivalent of A pepperoni pizza.

For a dog, 1 slice of bacon is the Human equivalent of 4.5 bags of crisps.

For a dog, 1 standard biscoff biscuit is the Human equivalent of 1.5 cans of coke.

For a dog, 1 standard size bag of crisps is the Human equivalent of 6 hotdogs.

With this info at your fingertips, you can finally be sure that all your pup’s snacking is as healthy and nutritious as possible - regardless if it comes from a treat bag or off your own plate.

Now go ahead and enjoy those puppy snuggles without worrying about overindulging them!

This article is for information only, and should never replace any advice, diagnosis or treatment from your veterinary surgeon. Always contact your local vet or out of hours vet without delay if you have any concerns about your dog.


Dog calorie requirements in a day based on calculations from Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Centre, accessed 2023, for a 10kg dog who is trying to MAINTAIN weight therefore 400kcal per day


Average Human who is trying to maintain weight with an intake of 2200kcal per day as per NHS UK.

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