Generally for most pets you should be able to see a defined tucked abdomen and distinct waistline. You should be able to feel the ribs if you gently rub your hand over the ribcage. Obesity is the #1 health issue for dogs and cats, and most pet parents are in denial about their pet’s weight. Consult your veterinarian to check your pet’s weight. A diet of restricted calories, measured feeding, and regular exercise will usually make a big difference in keeping your pet at a healthy weight. If your pet is overweight, be sure to cut back on the treats, those add calories too!