Body Condition Score

Many people will base their assessment of whether or not their pet is overweight by considering and comparing the average weight of pets of similar breeds, however this is not the best approach.

Not all dogs of the same breed are the same height, and many do not have the same bone structure.  This of course is true for cats as well.  The best way to evaluate your pet is to determine his or her body condition score (BCS).

  • Click here for the dog chart.
  • Click here for the cat chart.


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