A quick test to see if your dog is overweight!
Very Thin : Easily visible ribs, lower back and pelvic bones. No visible covering of fat, obvious waist and abdominal tuck. Absence of any muscle mass.
Thin : Easily felt ribs, minimum covering of fat, waist easily noted when viewed from above and visible abdominal tuck.
Ribs felt but with an excess covering of fat. Waist still observed from above but not as prominent. Abdominal tuck may be absent.
Obese : Ribs not easily felt under a large covering of fat. Waist and abdominal tuck not discernible. Fat deposits on lower back and base of tail. May observe signs of obvious abdominal distension.
Ideal : Ribs felt but without excess fat covering, waist noted behind ribs when viewed from above. Abdomen tucked up when viewed from the side.
The team at Wangford vets can help you with our FREE Weight Management Clinic
They are fully trained to help with this important aspect of pet health care. Our registered nurses will assess your pets body condition and help you tailor a feeding and exercise regime that is practical to both your pet’s capabilities and your schedule. To help your pet achieve their target weight they will be weighed at least monthly.
Each pet will receive a weight record card, a free Wangford Vets frisbee to help promote exercise and when the reach their target weight a rosette and certificate to celebrate their success.
Although these appointments are free you will need to book the appointment with reception on 01502 578999.