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.
Dennis previous owner gave him up to an animal shelter and left him there in a very bad shape.
The previous owner neglected his health and overfed him with a daily diet of unhealthy food including pizza and burgers.
This left Dennis to become lethargic and spent most of his days lying down.
He had trouble walking and he could barely walk a few steps without having to stop and catch his breath.
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”,
As he was losing weight Brooklyn had to band his tummy to get the extra skin out of the way.
“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.”
A tummy tuck was eventually needed to be carried out.
He needed 3 more surgeries before he wasn’t afraid to move
Many strangers helped pay for Dennis’ surgery
Now, Dennis weighs just 12lb (5.4kg)
“After he lost weight, this bossy little demanding man popped out. He’s into everything, he wants to play with everybody.”
Before and After take of Dennis