Quickly evaluate your dog's body shape and feel their ribs to determine their body condition score
A BCS of 5 indicates a healthy weight. Your dog should have a discernible waist and easily felt ribs
BCS 3 or less means your dog is underweight. Consult a vet to create a safe weight gain plan.
BCS 7 or more indicates overweight dogs. Manage their diet and exercise for gradual weight loss.
Assess fat coverage over ribs, spine, and tail base. Monitor muscle mass for a comprehensive BCS evaluation.
Maintaining an ideal BCS promotes better mobility, longer lifespan, and reduces the risk of chronic diseases.
Always consult your veterinarian for a personalized BCS assessment and weight management plan.