How Do I Know If My Dog Is under Weight?

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The feel test is the best first step to determine if your pet is underweight. Run your hand gently over the top of the dog's back. You should feel the ribs of the dog (they should not have sharp edges). When you look at your dog, it is okay to see a slight indention of your dogs' ribs but you should not be able to count each rib. Sharp ribs to the touch or the visual ribs usually mean your dog is underweight.
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