Body condition scoring is a way to determine if your pup is of the appropriate size for their body. Sometimes we think that they look great, until we bring them for their annual Veterinary visit and the doctor notes that they under or overweight. Body condition scoring is a standardized way to assess an animal's size.
Scoring allows Veterinarians and owners to share information back and forth. It can be used to determine the % of body weight a pet may need to gain or loose. You can also use it to track progress along the way.
Below is a scoring chart by Hill, click this link to see the chart and descriptions close up: Hills Pet Body Scoring Chart