IS MY DOG A HEALTHY WEIGHT?

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To keep your dog healthy and happy, you need to keep an eye on their weight. Use our interactive dog weight chart to work out your pet’s ideal body condition. If you have any concerns or questions, do ask for your vet’s advice.
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Key Body Characteristics

The dog's ribs, back bone, pelvic bones and other prominent bones are evident from a distance. The dog has no discernible body fat and has an obvious loss of muscle mass.

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Key Body Characteristics

The dog's ribs, back bone and pelvic bones are easily visible and no fat can be felt. Other bones may be prominent. The dog has minimal loss of muscle mass and an obvious waist and abdominal tuck.

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Key Body Characteristics

The dog's ribs can be easily or just felt by touch and the dog has minimal to no excess fat covering. The dog's waist is obvious when viewed from above and its abdominal tuck is evident when viewed from the side.

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Key Body Characteristics

The dog's ribs can be felt although the dog has slight excess fat cover. Its waist is barely visible when viewed from above. Its abdominal tuck is apparent and it may have noticeable fat deposits over its lumbar area and base of its tail.

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Key Body Characteristics

The dog's ribs can't be felt and the dog has a very heavy fat cover. Heavy fat deposits will cover the back bone, the base of the tail and possibly the thorax, neck and limbs. The dog has no waist or abdominal tuck and may have obvious abdominal distention.

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