Dennis the Dieting Dachshund Has finally Kicked the Bad Habit and Lost 44lbs

Dennis, a six-year-old dachshund lost almost 44lbs of the excess weight in over a year of dieting.  Two years ago, he broke the puppy scales at a staggering 56 pounds equivalent to 5 normal dachshunds, which is not only overweight but obese in Human State.

Source: cesarsway

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Dennis previous owner gave him up to an animal shelter and left him there in a very bad shape.

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The previous owner neglected his health and overfed him with a daily diet of unhealthy food including pizza and burgers.

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This left Dennis to become lethargic and spent most of his days lying down.

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He had trouble walking and he could barely walk a few steps without having to stop and catch his breath.

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His new owner, Brooklyn Burton from West Columbus, Ohio rescued him from that shelter and seeing the state of Dennis decided to to put him on a healthy diet and daily activity.

Brooklyn said in an interview

“There was no way I could walk away from that little guy knowing what his living conditions were and how unhealthy and unhappy he was”,

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As he was losing weight Brooklyn had to band his tummy to get the extra skin out of the way.

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“The more weight he lost the more of a problem the excess skin became. He was afraid to run and walk because he kept tripping over himself.”

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A tummy tuck was eventually needed to be carried out.

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He needed 3 more surgeries before he wasn’t afraid to move

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Many strangers helped pay for Dennis’ surgery

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Now, Dennis weighs just 12lb (5.4kg)

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“After he lost weight, this bossy little demanding man popped out. He’s into everything, he wants to play with everybody.”

 

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Before and After take of Dennis

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