Physique is a measure of how much a pet weighs in Nintendogs + Cats. There are five weight conditions:

  • Overfed
  • Plump
  • Ideal
  • Skinny
  • Underfed.

If a pet is Overfed or Plump, it will require diet food. It is best to avoid Cafe Petrov, as the place can be fattening. Diet Foods are sold at BARC stores.

On the other hand (or paw in this case), if a pet is Skinny or Underfed, they will require wet food. The player will also need to go to Cafe Petrov as much as possible. One must always remember that the food must be eaten in moderation.

Ideal weight is achieved by exercising regularly, but not too much. If the player feeds their dog treats every so often on a walk the dog's metabolism will be high.