How to Visually Assess Your Dog’s Body Condition

Assessing body condition is an important step in the overall evaluation of a companion animal's nutritional well-being. Particularly in cases where the dog appears to be obese or underweight, it is important to evaluate total health of the dog before a proper nutritional management program is selected. The following body condition charts help explain body condition terms.

Dog Body Condition Chart

Thin Dog Chart
Underweight Dog Chart
Ideal Dog Chart
Overweight Dog Chart
Obese Dog Chart