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Old 02-25-2013, 01:49 PM
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Dog Body Condition Scoring

Hi,
I recently came across a body condition scoring sheet for dogs, and I thought it might be helpful to have on here. Here it is.



Since weight is the most common problem in dogs, I recommend you check your dog regularly.

I hope this helps!
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It's a very good guide.

Nyla is ideal!!!!!
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My vet has them on the wall of every exam room. Very usefull.
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Nola's between thin and ideal.
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Arty and Apollo both are too, they run off everything I feed them!
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Nice chart! Katie is between 2 & 3. Her ribs and especially her spine are very easily palpable, but her hip bones are noticeable (very much so the week after grooming). Her vet is happy with her condition and just said we can be free with treats and extra food (for now...we'll see what happens as she gets older).
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Our clinic keeps these in all of the exam rooms, too. You'd be surprised how many people have no concept of what good body condition in animals is. (Actually, many of our members here wouldn't be surprised....)
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Our clinic keeps these in all of the exam rooms, too. You'd be surprised how many people have no concept of what good body condition in animals is. (Actually, many of our members here wouldn't be surprised....)
No, not surprised. There was a lab on our walk the other day and the poor guy was barely walking- he was SO overweight. When Nyla and him were greeting eachother, she was kind of excited but all he could do is wag his tail. His owner was talking to me saying that he's not very energetic like her. Umm... I wonder why!!!!! He looked 40lb over weight!
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Nice chart! I learned a different way since my dog is very fluffy. You basically use the feel of your fist in comparison to your dog's rib. If their ribs feel like the: Back of your hand- chubby, Knuckles- too thin, Fingers- just right
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