visual body check

Visual body check - weight control for your dog

Here is a small overview of the weight classes of your dog. Find out at a glance whether your pet is underweight, ideal weight or even overweight.



Is my dog UNDERWEIGHT?


  1. belly line runs upwards 
  2. no layer of fat can be felt
  3. visible ribs and hip bones



Does my dog have the IDEAL WEIGHT?


  1. waist visible when viewed from above 
  2. ribs not visible, but palpable under light pressure
  3. belly slightly raised
  4. thin layer of fat can be felt



Is my dog OVERWEIGHT?


  1. abdominal crease no longer visible, the beginning of a sagging belly
  2. layer of fat palpable 
  3. clear layer of fat is visible at the base of the tail