February is National Canine Weight Check (NCWC) month, according to a site called StopCanineObesity.com.
Here are some facts as provided by the site:
In the meantime, here's more info on NCWC:
The National Canine Weight Check is an effort to raise awareness about the health complications that may be faced by overweight dogs and help owners determine if their dogs are at risk.
Throughout the month of February, we're encouraging owners to get a free weight check for their dogs at a participating vet's office. To find a local vet, visit http://www.stopcanineobesity.com/findavet.
The event is supported by the American Kennel Club Humane Fund and by thousands of veterinarians across the country, through a sponsorship by Pfizer Animal Health.
You can find out more information about the program at http://www.stopcanineobesity.com/ncwc .
We've also provided you with the BARC (Body Assessment Rating for Canines) quiz, an easy tool to help identify if your dog is a prime candidate for a weight check, http://stopcanineobesity.com/barc.htm.