How does your veterinarian diagnose obesity?
Your veterinarian uses a body condition scoring chart to determine your pets body score. The chart below demonstrates how your pet will be charted and is based on recommendations by the American Animal Hospital Association.
With proper diet and exercise your pet can go on to live a healthy life. You may be able to revert some diseases with diet and exercise and eliminate some of your pet’s medication.
Knowledge about the effects of obesity on your pet is a great start to curing your pet. Setting up a diet plan with your veterinarian that includes a diet dog food such as W/D from Hills Pet Nutrition, which is high in fiber to help your pet feel full, or a reduction in their current diet. Performing wellness blood work every year is a great way to determine if your pet’s overall health is improving. Periodic visits to the Veterinary Hospital for weight checks will help in monitoring the effectiveness of the diet.