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Animal Scales

Our animal scales are made from high-quality materials and are built to last. They’re also easy to use, so you can get accurate readings every time.

Wide Range of Sizes & Capacities

With a wide range of options, our animal scales can accommodate everything from small household pets to larger livestock animals.

Durability

Our animal scales are specifically designed to withstand the toughest conditions. Manufactured with rugged materials, our scales boast exceptional durability.

Rice Lake VS-13

The Rice Lake VS-13 scale allows animals to be weighed while being securely held by their owner or a veterinary technician, reducing animal anxiety during

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Animal Scale FAQs

Animal scales are used for a variety of purposes, including monitoring an animal’s health and growth, tracking the effectiveness of a feeding program, and determining the appropriate dosage of medication or anesthesia. Animal scales are commonly used in veterinary clinics, animal hospitals, farms, and zoos to weigh a wide range of animals, from small pets to large livestock. 

The process of weighing an animal on an animal scale can vary depending on the type of animal being weighed and the type of scale being used. Here are some general steps to follow when weighing an animal on an animal scale:

  1. Prepare the animal
  2. Set up the scale
  3. Place the animal on the scale
  4. Take the weight measurement
  5. Remove the animal from the scale

Animal scales are used to weigh a wide variety of animals, ranging from small pets, such as cats, dogs, rabbits, and guinea pigs, to large livestock like cows, pigs, sheep, and goats. These scales are typically larger and more durable than scales used in veterinary clinics, and are often stationary rather than portable. 

The main difference between small animal scales and large livestock scales is the size and weight capacity. Small animal scales are often used in veterinary clinics, animal shelters, and pet stores. They are typically lightweight, portable, and easy to use, and may feature a nonslip surface to prevent animals from slipping during weighing. On the other hand, large livestock scales have a much higher weight capacity, often ranging from several thousand pounds to tens of thousands of pounds. They are typically stationary and may be installed in a barn or other livestock facility. 

The accuracy of animal scales can be affected by a variety of factors, including the animal’s movements, the surface on which the scale is placed, and the calibration of the scale. Overall, the accuracy of animal scales is an important consideration, and it is important to choose a highquality scale that is appropriate for the type of animal being weighed and is regularly calibrated to ensure accurate weight measurements.

In order to ensure that animal scales are providing accurate weight measurements, they should be calibrated regularly. The frequency of calibration can depend on factors such as the frequency of use, the type of animal being weighed, and the conditions in which the scale is used. In general, it is recommended that animal scales be calibrated at least once a year. However, if the scale is used frequently or in harsh conditions, it may need to be calibrated more frequently.

Yes, animal scales are designed to be easy to clean and sanitize. Many animal scales are made from materials that are resistant to moisture and bacteria, and are designed to be easily wiped down with disinfectant. It is important to follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer when cleaning and sanitizing animal scales, as some materials may be damaged by certain cleaning products. Regular cleaning and sanitizing of animal scales is important to prevent the spread of bacteria or other pathogens that could potentially harm animals or humans.

When using an animal scale, it is important to ensure that the animal is properly contained and supported on the scale to prevent injury. It is also important to avoid overloading the scale beyond its weight capacity, as this can damage the scale and pose a safety risk.

What Our Customers Say

"My experience with American Scale's technicians is and has been positive. They are here when I'm told they will be here, are always pleasant and willing to explain the problem, how and when they will fix it, etc. Overall satisfaction level is very good."
Mike Logsdon
Goodwill Industries
"The service and overall satisfaction is a 10! The guys do an excellent job."
Terri Keller
Master Manufacturing
"They got here before I expected, got it done quickly and professionally. Even set us up with a schedule so we don't forget."
Joey McNew
Heritage Environmental
"My experience with American Scale's technicians is and has been positive. They are here when I'm told they will be here, are always pleasant and willing to explain the problem, how and when they will fix it, etc. Overall satisfaction level is very good."
Mike Logsdon
Goodwill Industries
"The service and overall satisfaction is a 10! The guys do an excellent job."
Terri Keller
Master Manufacturing
"They got here before I expected, got it done quickly and professionally. Even set us up with a schedule so we don't forget."
Joey McNew
Heritage Environmental

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