Is Your Pet At A Healthy Weight?

Many pet owners become aware of their own body weight goals during January, but what about our pets?  Are you familiar with what is the ideal body weight for your specific pet?  We so often see memes of overweight pets or ASPCA commercials with with severely malnourished pets that it may skew your ideas on what is an appropriate, healthy weight.  While a target weight varies greatly from pet to pet, here’s a basic chart that briefly explains “body condition score” for cats and dogs!

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Of course, consulting with your veterinarian about your pet’s weight is the best option you have.  Your veterinarian will give you the honest answer as well as any tips or diets needed to get your pet to that desired #5.

What ranking would you give your pet?  Let us know in the comments below!