To facilitate our telemedicine consultations, getting an accurate weight of your pet is necessary to ensure correct dosing of medications.
For pets heavier than 3Kg, a digital bathroom scale with at least 1 decimal point can be used.
- Carry your pet firmly in your arms then step on the weighing scale to take both your weight.
- Weigh only yourself immediately afterwards on the same weighing scale. It is important to do this immediately as small variations occur in our weight after meals or toileting.
- Take the weight in step 1 and the weight taken in step 2.
Weight of Mr. Adam + Dog Fluffy = 85kg.
Weight of Mr. Adam alone = 80kg.
Weight of Dog Fluffy is 85kg - 80kg = 5kg
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If your pet is less than 3kg, it would be more ideal to weigh on a kitchen scale to get a more accurate measurement. Some creativity is required to get your pet on a large bowl so it can then be placed on the kitchen scale.