Minggu, 17 Oktober 2010


Penasaran dengan pertanyaan yg ditanyakan klien saat membawa hewan kesayangannya ke klinik ataupun RSH...

mereka sering menanyakan..."Dok, kucing/anjing saya berumur "sekian"....dan berat badannya "sekian"...

kira2 itu kurus/gemuk ya Dok ???"

akhirnya ketemu juga referensinya...

ternyata berat badan anjing dan kucing tidak ada patokan khusus..misal umur sekian, berat idealny sekian...

karena berat badan mereka tergantung pada Ras-nya dan BCS nya..


Feline and Canine Body Condition Score Chart :: (Using the 5-point system)

Each point on the 5-point scale represents an increase or decrease depending on direction of 20 to 30 percent in body fat above or below ideal (i.e. 1=very thin and 5=obese). The BCS chart is a helpful tool for pet owners to increase awareness that their pet may be seriously underweight or overweight. Many serious health conditions can develop as a result of unmanaged weight; we strongly advise a veterinary exam and discussing with your vet an appropriate weight management program tailored to your pet's needs. Weight management in cats must be done carefully, if weight reduction is too rapid, conditions such as hepatic lipidosis or diabetes may occur, in which agressive medical treatment is necessary.

The following BCS chart is only intended to be a guide. If you suspect your pet does not fall into the "ideal" range, make an appointment with your vet for an exam, evaluation and assessment for a potential weight management protocol.

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