How To Perform A Weight Check With Your Pets

Ropafadzo Murombo
April 14, 2021

Most veterinary clinics allow you to call in and come and use their scales to weigh your pet for free. It might be tricky to go to the vet weekly to weigh your pet, so you are going to have to figure out how to do it at home. If you have a really large pet, you are going to have to get them to sit on the scale. We know how hard it is to get them to sit still, so we suggest using positive reinforcement and giving them some treatoes.

If you have a smaller dog that you can carry, or you have a cat, then what you need to do is step on the scale alone, and write down your own weight, and then get on the scale with the pet in your arms. Some quick subtraction will give you an estimate of your pet's weight. You can also weigh your cat's basket/bed on its own, and then weigh it with the cat in it and do a similar subtraction.

If you have a puppy or a kitten, it is a good idea to get them used to the scale early on, so that they know exactly what you need them to do when you need it. However, you will not need to rely on manual weight tracking as Feniska is developing an automated weight tracker called the Feniska Base. Check it out on our homepage and sign up for the waitlist.

Once you have the weight, you open the Feniska App, (if you do not have it, download it for free on the app store), and tap the yellow icon. Select the correct date and enter your pet's weight. Once you are done, go to the 'insights' tab and check out your pet's progress!

We do advise that you consult your vet before you embark on any sort of weight loss program for your pet.

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