Quiz Yourself on Recognizing Pet Obesity: How Fat Is Too Fat?

Posted by Stacey Venzel

Should your dog or cat lose weight? Take this quiz to find out!

Knowing your pet's healthy weight might sound tricky, but it's actually quite simple. You can take a few steps at home to determine if your dog or cat is underweight, overweight, or just right.

Both the shape and feel of a pet's body can let an owner know if weight is becoming an issue. If your pet has extra pounds, it's a good idea to visit the veterinarian to come up with a diet and exercise plan as well as check for underlying causes of the weight issue, such as thyroid, genetics, or diabetes.

How well do you know pet obesity? Take this quiz to determine if your pet needs to shed some poundage!


While obesity and emaciation can be caused by other diseases, they can also result in other issues, such as malnutrition stemming from nutrient deficiencies.

Obesity can also lead to diabetes, heart disease, behavioral issues, and arthritis.

Body condition scores (BCS) are an ideal way to measure target weight and determine a weight management plan for your pet.

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Quiz Yourself on Recognizing Pet Obesity: How Fat Is Too Fat?