Veterinarians use platform scales specially designed with plastic barriers to weigh puppies. Some brands of puppy and small animal scales include the KD-160 Small Animal Scale, the 1584 Portable Feline/Puppy Scale and the Redmon 7455 Precision Pet Scale.
The KD-160 Small Animal Scale features a detachable bowl to keep the puppy in place during weighing. The scale automatically shuts off after a weight has been displayed for five minutes. The 1584 Portable Feline/Puppy Scale comes with a detachable tray that gives the puppy more room to wander while being weighed. The Redmon 7455 Precision Pet Scale runs on AAA batteries and features an easy-to-read LED screen.