ClinQuiz: Is this pet overweight? (Sponsored by Nestlé Purina)

ClinQuiz: Is this pet overweight? (Sponsored by Nestlé Purina)

Do you know what an obese pet looks like? Your clients don't! Learn how to accurately assess a pet's body condition score and raise clients' awareness of pet obesity while helping them reverse the growing trend.
Apr 14, 2011

1) Approximately what percentage of adult dogs and cats in the United States are overweight or obese?

A. 33%

B. 54%

C. 66%

 


2) What are the most common weight-related disorders in dogs and cats?

A. Type 2 diabetes, bone fractures, periodontal disease

B. Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis

C. Type 2 diabetes, osteoarthritis, periodontal disease

 


3) What is this dog’s body condition score (BCS) on a 1 to 9 scale? (Click here for a 1 to 9 BCS scale.)

A. 5

B. 7

C. 9

 


4) What is this dog’s body condition score (BCS) on a 1 to 9 scale? (Click here for a 1 to 9 BCS scale.)

A. 1

B. 3

C. 5

 


5) What is this cat’s body condition score (BCS) on a 1 to 9 scale? (Click here for a 1 to 9 BCS scale.)

A. 5

B. 7

C. 9

 


Ernie Ward, DVM

This quiz was provided by Ernie Ward, DVM, founder of Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, owner and chief-of-staff at Seaside Animal Care, Calabash, N.C.

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