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Is my pet overweight?

Did you know that OVER HALF of the dogs and cats in the U.S. are overweight or obese!?!

A "Healthy Weight" is more than just a number on a scale!  Here are a few simple ways to determine whether your pet may be overweight:

"Body Condition Score" or BCS:  This is the verbiage veterinarians use to determine whether a pet is at an ideal weight.  Most vets use a scale of 1-9 with a 5 being an "ideal" score.

Check out the BCS scales below and then ask your vet what BCS they've assigned to YOUR pet!

Dog BCS

Cat BCS