Our new vet likes to evaluate the dawgs (probably cats too, but who cares about them) and assign them a rating on a scale of 1 to 10. The lowest number means the dawg is emaciated and needs a little TLC. The highest number means the dawg is seriously obese and needs a little less TLC in the food department, but more in the exercise department. The perfect numbers to receive are a 4 or 5.
Mommy found this chart online to explain the system a little more in detail that corresponds fairly well with Dr. Emily's system.
When Dr. Emily met Jenna for her dew claw problem, she gave Jenna a thorough check up. The dew claw situation has resolved itself finally by falling off and a new one has begun to grow in. That's one less thing for Mommy to worry about. Jenna's official ranking was a 5, but slightly pushing a 6! What??? The supermodel has lost her title!!! Say it isn't so!
When Dr. Emily met Hunter, she gave him a detailed check up and declared him a 4! She said old age doesn't count as a limiting factor on the scale. Mommy was surprised; she expected a 3 for Hunter. Daddy refers to Hunter as a Third World Dawg sometimes because Hunter is so skinny compared to his younger days.
When Dr. Emily met me, I was there because I was sick with my cold. There was no mention of a rating for me. [whew] I wonder what mine would be? Mommy thinks it would match Jenna's. My waistline has become more defined this summer with all of my exercising. Take that Jenna!
Supermodel title, here I come!