Pets are like family members, and we want them to stay as fit and healthy as possible. To keep their weight in check, you can use the same classification system as vets.
Vets categorize cat and dog weight on a scale of 1-9, where 1 is very thin, 9 is very obese, and 5 is just right. Different breeds of dogs and cats obviously vary widely in size, so weighing them on a scale isn't always as helpful as looking at their body shape. The chart includes illustrations and descriptions to help you identify where your pet falls on the scale, and it's simple enough for anyone to use.
If your pet isn't at or near a 5 on the scale, you can talk to your vet about adjusting her diet and exercise habits. Click through the source link for the interactive chart and printable PDF files to get you started.
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