The good news is obesity is reversible. Plus, if caught early, the risks of developing other obesity-related issues are greatly decreased. As part of your pet's annual exam, your veterinarian will evaluate your pet's body condition score, a measure of overall weight and health. However, you can evaluate your pet's obesity at home as well by asking yourself the following questions:
- Can you feel bone along your pet's spine?
- Can you see or feel a waist line when viewing your pet from above or from the side?
- Are you able to count his ribs? Can you feel your pet's ribs at all?
If you are concerned that your pet may be overweight, stop in for a weight check or call us and we can help you get your pet back on the right track!