Inaccurate Weight Estimates in Cats

Over 80% of weights obtained by eyeballing were off by 10%

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania looked at estimates of cats’ weights that were made on admission to the emergency department to see how well they compared to actual weights. All the cats were weighed accurately before treatments were attempted. The goal of the study was to compare the estimated weights based on body condition scores and “eyeballing” to see how closely they matched reality (the accurate weight was obtained from an accurate scale).

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