Franklin Animal Clinic Inc.

1623 Pittsburgh Road
Franklin, PA 16323


How can I tell if my pet is overweight????


Such a simple question, and yet there are a lot of ways to answer it.....But they say that a picture is worth a thousand words....The picture below outlines weight overviews in dogs and cats ranging from too thin to very obese.


pet weight chart


As you can see, thinner animals show more ribs, whereas heavier animals hide their ribs. Ideally, we want to be able to feel a pet's ribs but not be able to see them. We also like to see a waist on our pets.