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Can I feel my dog's ribs?

The Body Condition Score (BCS) is a measure that tells you if your pet is at or above its ideal weight. One way vets test for your own pet's body condition is by checking just how easy it is to feel their ribs.

Select your pet then drag the slider to the left or right until the picture resembles your dog.

Remember a dog's overweight condition can increase the risk of developing serious health conditions including diabetes, arthritis, cancer or heart disease. It will also limit his energy. Talk to your vet about your dog's ideal weight and avoiding these risks.

Also, use our online Weight Tracker to assist with your dog's weight-loss programme, especially if his BCS is "4" or "5."

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