MACARTHUR VETERINARY GROUP

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Bradbury
Phone the Bradbury clinic on 024627133302 4627 1333
75 Jacaranda Avenue

Mt Annan
Phone the Mt Annan clinic on 024627772202 4647 7722
Unit 17/2 - 4  Main St

Camden
Phone the Camden clinic on 024655766402 4655 7664
6 Ironbark Avenue

Gregory Hills
Phone the Gregory Hills clinic on 024648358802 4648 3588
2/13 Rodeo Road

 

Body Condition Scores

Score Body Condition Dog Cat
1

VERY THIN
Ribs: Easily felt with no fat cover
Tail Base: Bones are raised with no tissue between the skin and bone
Side View: Severe abdominal tuck
Overhead View: Accentuated hourglass shape

Very Thin Dog Very Thin Cat
2

UNDERWEIGHT
Ribs: Easily felt with no fat cover
Tail Base: Bones are raised with no tissue between the skin and bone
Side View: Abdominal tuck
Overhead View: Marked hourglass shape

Underweight Dog Underweight Cat
3

NORMAL WEIGHT
Ribs: Easily felt with slight fat cover
Tail Base: Smooth contour but bones can be felt under a thin layer of fat
Side View: Abdominal tuck
Overhead View: Well-proportioned lumbar waist

Normal Dog Normal Cat
4

OVERWEIGHT
Ribs: Difficult to feel with moderate fat cover
Tail Base: Some thickening but bones can be felt under a moderate layer of fat
Side View: No abdominal tuck or waist
Overhead View: Back is slightly broadened

Overweight Dog Overweight Cat
5

OBESE
Ribs: Difficult to feel with thick fat cover
Tail Base: Thickened and difficult to feel under a prominent layer of fat
Side View: Fat hangs from the abdomen and there is no waist
Overhead View: Markedly broadened

Obese Dog Obese Cat

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