The WALTHAM™ S.H.A.P.E. Guide for dogs
Did you know by just looking at your dog and feeling their shape is an easy way to tell if your dog is a healthy weight or not?
Lots of methods exist for working out body composition and body fat mass in companion animals. In a clinical setting, the most widely accepted and practical method of body condition evaluation is condition scoring using visual assessment and palpation.
S.H.A.P.E. ™ (Size, Health And Physical Evaluation) is a body composition measuring system designed by WALTHAM™ that asks a series of questions. A person will carry out a number of examinations on a dog ultimately leading through a flow chart to a score that corresponds to a description of the pet.