Seven-year-old dachshund Fat Vincent recently lost his owner, and well, he’s packed on the pounds a little.
The average weight for a dog his size is between 4kg and 10kg, but poor Vincent weighed in at 17kg, and with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 62.7, he was at risk for a whole host of health issues, including impaired mobility, kidney disease, arthritis and a shortened life span.
Enter K-9 Angels Rescue in Houston, Texas.
Melissa Anderson, Fat Vincent’s foster carer, along with the rest of the team at K-9 put him on a strict diet, a swimming regime, and when he had lost a little bit of weight, walking for one hour five or six times a week.
Vicent even managed to get sponsored by dog food brand Royal Canine, which helped him with his diet.
Speaking to Fox31 Denver, Melissa said:
He loves his walks, he waits by the door after breakfast every morning.
Fat Vincent is not so fat anymore, after having lost almost 10kg, and weighing a svelte 7.7kg.
Of the weight loss, Melissa said:
He is the sweetest, funniest, happiest guy now.
Look at those eyes. Aww.
Images via: K-9 Angels Rescue/Facebook