A method of charting a dog’s BMI, or body mass index, can be found online at Petsci.Co.UK. Visitors to this site are asked to enter a dog’s breed, sex and basic measurements in weight and inches. An online calculator then displays the dog’s BMI value.
Because individual breed specifications are taken into consideration, the results are more accurate than broad canine BMI measurements, according to Petsci.Co.
There are two body conditioning score scales to determine if a dog is under or overweight. This website also features a body conditioning system chart developed by Purina to help dog owners determine if their pet’s weight is ideal through visual and tactile clues. Additionally, average ideal weights specific to each breed are listed, along with a section on helpful tips for canine weight loss.