Determine your dog’s condition score (Canine weight chart)
According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), 54% of the nation’s dogs and cats are overweight. If your dog is overweight, it can lead to a number of health issues. Such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart and respiratory disease, kidney disease, and cancer. In most cases, obesity can be treated by reducing your dog’s calorie intake and increasing their activity level. Malnourishment is also an issue for a hundreds of thousands of dogs in the US. If your dog is underweight, it’s crucial that you increase their calorie intake. By using the infographic below, you can determine your dog’s condition score. Depending on where they stand, you may need to reduce or increase your dog’s calorie intake.