Transform Your Pet from Fat to Fit with the Lovable Fat Dogs & Fat Cats Photo Contest!

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More than half of U.S. dogs and cats are overweight or obese. While a chubby pet may seem cute, there can be some pretty serious health problems caused by excess weight. Obesity can even shorten a pet’s life expectancy! We all love our fur kids and want them to live a long and healthy life, so it’s super important to know whether your pet is overweight and what to do about it.

keep your dog at a healthy weight

To help determine if your dog needs to lose weight, Natural Balance has created this Body Condition Score Chart. Use it for reference but be sure to speak with your veterinarian if you are unsure or want more guidance. Only your veterinarian or pet health professional can give you specific medical advice…as NB Insiders, Daisy and I are here to make you aware of the issue and point you in the right direction!

pet body condition score chart

You can also view a similar chart for cats and get more facts here. If your dog or cat IS overweight, Natural Balance is holding a super fun new contest to help get your pet fit and fabulous!

What You Could Win:

  • 6 finalists (3 dogs and 3 cats – all chosen by Natural Balance based on pet’s need of transformation) will win a 6 month supply of Fat Dogs or Fat Cats Food & treats
  • 2 winners (1 dog and 1 cat – chosen by fan voting on Facebook) will win the following:

o   A one year’s supply of Fat Dogs or Fat Cats Formula

o   An interactive pet fitness kit

o   A feature of your pet on

o   A $200 VISA gift card to spend on your pet

Where To Enter: 


  • April 23 – May 7:  Two week submission period for photos
  • May 9 – May 15:  3 dog and 3 cat finalists announced; One week voting period for winner
  • May 21:  Winners announced (1 dog and 1 cat)

Visit Natural Balance here for pet obesity facts, weight loss strategies and more great info!

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