Body Condition Scoring (BCS)

With the help of BCS, you can determine if your dog is overweight.
First, assess your dog’s weight.

Your dog’s weight is healthy, if:

  • Ribs are felt easily
  • Tucked abdomen (no sagging stomach)
  • Waist when viewed from above

Your dog is overweight, if:

  • Difficult to feel ribs under fat
  • Sagging stomach (you can grab a handful of fat)
  • Broad, flat back
  • No waist

After assessing your dog’s weight, you can determine your dog’s me



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