Humans are not the only ones faced with the struggle of weight loss. This kind of problem can also refer to animals. Rosemary was the heaviest Chihuahua ever seen by the shelter she was brought into by her previous owners. Her weight was 4 times greater than any regular Chihuahua’s.
According to the Humane Society of Northwest Louisiana, “The owner surrendered to a shelter, requested and signed papers to euthanize. The shelter staff quickly decided that was not the route they wanted to go on this morbidly obese Chihuahua who is only 3 years young.”
Luckily, the staff at the shelter was determined to heal Rosemary and find her a home: “This girl will go on a strict diet and exercise plan starting tomorrow, to get her back in shape and healthy.
Dogs this overweight are very sad; sure, they might love treats and human food, but causing damage to the heart, lungs and other vital organs is not a way to live and almost guarantees a shorter life expectancy.
Poor girl can barely walk 10 steps before coming tired and out of breath. She is on medications for seizures as well. This poor dog will get a thorough exam from our veterinarian and be closely monitored during her stay with us”
Fortunately there was a good result; the dog lost 5kg and finally she was able to be spayed because she no longer suffered from morbid obesity.
Rosemary became happier and playful, thanks to the weight loss. And after a long journey this lovely Chihuahua was finally adopted by a loving family. This is really a happy ending of the story.
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