Body Condition System Helps Monitor Pet’s Size

How do I know if my pet is getting too big?

This is one of the most common questions pet owners ask us at Aspen Grove Veterinary Clinic. 

The answer is to look at their BODY CONDITION SCORE (BCS). The Body Condition System is a 9-point scale that was developed by the Nestle Purina Pet Care System and is now something that veterinarians use a standard for judging a pet’s body condition.

Check out the Body Condition System charts below to see where your pet rates.

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Ask a veterinarian at Aspen Grove Veterinary Clinic in Fort Collins if you have further questions about your pet’s body condition system and weight!




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