Teach your veterinary clients 'the hand test'

January 31, 2018
Sarah J. Wooten, DVM
Sarah J. Wooten, DVM

Dr. Sarah Wooten graduated from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. A member of the American Society of Veterinary Journalists, Dr. Wooten divides her professional time between small animal practice in Greeley, Colorado, public speaking on associate issues, leadership, and client communication, and writing. She enjoys camping with her family, skiing, SCUBA, and participating in triathlons.

Dr. Sarah Wooten is here to help make body condition score easy for your clients to understand.

Discussing pets' body condition with clients can be a frustrating task. Whether the patient in question is underweight or tipping the scales a little too much, Fetch dvm360 conference speaker Sarah Wooten, DVM, has a practical demonstration that will help pet owners get an accurate understanding of condition, "especially for visual and tactile learners."

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How does it work? In this video Dr. Wooten explains the method of comparing a dog's ribs to portions of your own hand to determine condition: Back of hand (optimum), knuckles (underweight) and palm (overweight).

Watch the video to see Dr. Wooten explain the hand test.

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