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Body and Muscle Condition Score

FIGURE 1 Recommended criteria for muscle condition scoring using visual examination and palpation. Reproduced with the kind permission of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA).

The 2019 AAHA Canine Life Stage Guidelines are supported by generous educational grants from Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA Inc., CareCredit, Elanco Animal Health, Hill’s ® Pet Nutrition, Inc., IDEXX Laboratories, Inc., Merck Animal Health and Zoetis Petcare.