Merck Manual

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Body Condition Score Scales a for Dogs and Cats

Body Condition Score Scales a for Dogs and Cats

Body Condition

5-Point Scale

9-Point Scale

Very thin

1

1

Ideal weight

3

4–5 (dogs); 5 (cats)

Obese

5

9

a The scale used should be noted in the record (eg, BCS = 4/5 or BCS = 4/9).