Research Article

Body Condition Scores and Evaluation of Feeding Habits of Dogs and Cats at a Low Cost Veterinary Clinic and a General Practice

Table 2

Summary of dog demographic information from 229 dogs enrolled from two veterinary clinics (absolute number or mean ± SD). Only breeds reported more than 5 times were included in the table.

VariableGeneral practiceLow cost clinic value

Age (yrs)0.004
 Male52 (47 castrated)58 (34 castrated)
 Female50 (49 spayed)59 (37 spayed)
 Mixed breed3643
 Am. Pit Bull Terrier213
 Labrador Retriever85
 Golden Retriever70
 German Shepherd32
Body weight (kg)0.035
Body condition score0.248
Percent overweight62/107 (58%)65/122 (53%)0.230

The scale is a 1–9 scale; Am.: American.