Thursday, September 09, 2010

Is Your Cat Obese? Figure Out His FBMI!

Back away from the beer and get off the couch, dude!
[Photo from The Daily Tail]

Just like humans, cats have their own body mass index. It's called feline body mass index, and it's relatively easy to calculate according to Embrace Pet Insurance:

Gathering Information:

While your cat is in a standing position, with the legs perpendicular to the ground and the head upright:
  1. Measure the circumference of your cat’s rib cage. (The level of the 9th rib is ideal.)
  2. Now measure the length of the lower back leg from the knee to the ankle and write down both numbers. You'll need them for what's next!

Calculating the FBMI

  1. Divide the rib cage measurement by 0.7062 and subtract the length of the leg.
  2. Divide that answer by 0.9156.
  3. Subtract the leg length from that number, and that is your cat’s FBMI.
Post your cat's FBMI below, and let's compare!

3 comments:

Angel and Kirby said...

That sounds complicated. WE will try go get Mom to do it!

The Meezers or Billy said...

our the mom says mine is 100. I think she's lying - Miles

Amanda said...

Looks great! Thanks for sharing the post.