Miller Animal Hospital

380 North Greenbush Road
Troy, NY 12180


Compare your dog'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 dog's situation.
There is generally a solution to the problem.


Ideal Body Condition Score is 5.



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

research, to live as much as two years less than dogs in their ideal

weight range. Dogs that are too thin are either not getting enough to

eat, or have a medical problem that needs to be identified.

View Body Condition Chart   

The body condition chart was developed by Purina to give

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

For information on the proper feeding practices for dogs,

visit the Purina website