Depending upon the size and weight of your dog, different techniques can be used to measure his/her weight. Smaller dogs can be easily placed on a scale made for humans. But for larger dogs that don’t fit on a scale, first, weigh yourself, then measure the combined weight of you and your dog. This can be done by lifting your dog and holding he/she in your arms while standing on the scale. It’s easy, just step on the scale while holding the dog in your arms, record the result, and subtract your own body weight from the combined weight. The result will be your dog’s weight. Unfortunately, giant breeds cannot be lifted easily. In their case, it is easiest if you bring them to your vet’s clinic where they can be weighed on a scale suitable for all dogs.

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