Miller Animal Hospital

380 North Greenbush Road
Troy, NY 12180


Compare your cat's confirmation with the chart. 
If it is too low or too high please call us for advice.
The conditions of being under and over weight can 
be indications of a medical problem or inappropriate practices.   
Please call us to discuss your cat's situation. 
There is generally a solution to the problem.

Overweight cats and cats that are obese have been shown, through

research to live shorter lives than cats in their ideal weight range.

Overweight cats have a much higher chance of developing diabetes.

Cats that are too thin are either not getting enough to eat

 or have a medical problem that needs to be identified.

Older cats that are underweight often have too high thyroid hormone levels. 


Ideal Body Condition Score is 5.


View Body Condition Chart

The body condition chart was developed by Purina to give

cat owners a reference for judging their cat's general condition.

For information on the proper feeding practices for cats

visit the Purina website