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Is my dog overweight?

Species: Dog
Breed: Border Collie/Cattle
Age: 8-11 years
Can you please tell me what weight Lady should be? She is now 24kg, is this a good weight?




Online vet, Dr. Marie

Dr. Marie replied:

It's really not possible for me to tell you what weight your dog should be without me examining her in person.

You can check this dog weight chart to get an idea of the average weight of some breeds, but every dog is different.

A healthy dog should have a little fat covering over her ribs, but you should not have to press very hard to feel her ribs. She should have a visible waist as well when you look at her from the top.

Dr. Marie.

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