Many people spend a lot of time dedicated to losing weight, but we don’t often think of that as something an animal needs to do.
Saying a cat needs to lose 5 pounds probably doesn’t sound that extreme, but 5 pounds on a cat is actually a lot more thank you think. The same goes for small dog breeds.
The average weight for a dachshund starts out at 16 pounds. Given that these dogs are small and typically low to the ground, you’d never expect them to get very big.
But for one 7-year-old dachshund, his weight skyrocketed so much, he earned himself the nickname Fat Vincent!
Vincent was surrendered to K9 Angels Rescue in Houston weighing a massive 38 pounds. His extreme weight led to some serious medical issues.
But surprisingly, Vincent’s health has made a turn for the better. According to CNN, Vincent has lost half his body weight and now weighs 17 pounds!
Just look at what the difference a healthy doggy diet and exercise made for this pooch.
If you’re ever unsure of what your dog may need from you, you can check out this list to see the signsthatan animal exhibits if they’re in pain and need help!
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