Fifty-six percent of dogs are overweight, according to Animal Medical Center in New York City. While chubby dogs may be cute, being overweight is a trigger for a variety of health issues and even shorten your dog’s life.
Do you know how to tell if your dog is at a healthy weight? We all know that dogs can make themselves irresistibly adorable when begging for treats or table scraps. This chart can help you tell whether your dog is overweight.
Learn more by taking this survey from The Association of Pet Obesity Prevention.
B.L. Ochman is the human companion of Lucy the Rescue Puppy. She is a professional writer, podcast producer and trusted advisor to brands in verticals from cars to cookies. She's a native New Yorker and lover of Central Park—where dogs can be off-leash until 9 am. She also is a really pretty good swing dancer.