Dog used for puppy breeding reveals incredible weight loss transformation
A dog used to raising puppies has experienced incredible weight loss after tipping the scales at 26 pounds, while his loving new owners put him on a special diet.
Rosie, a Cavalier King Charles, was at a puppy mill in Pennsylvania when the owners cruelly chased her away after she could no longer carry litters.
Luckily, she was adopted into a loving home, by Redditor Sean, posting as @ SeanR1221, and his wife. They took her away almost a year and a half ago, but it seems her old life at the mill had taken its toll on her tiny body.
Talk to News week, he explained his story a bit more, saying, “Rosie is from Lancaster, who is known to run puppy mills. No idea how many puppies she has. The shelter said the mill had her. put in a box and called them to come and get her up because she couldn’t have any more puppies.
“She gained weight extremely quickly and was obsessed with food. Our best guess is that she wasn’t fed much before. After gaining weight quickly, we tried many different techniques like longer walks and the rebranding of food, but she ended up hitting 26 pounds.
“We had her thyroid tested and the vet said she was okay and theorized her hormones were being rejected by her previous puppy mill trauma,” Sean said.
Her teeth had practically rotted, which Sean assumed could have been from the chewing, as Rosie, believed to be five, desperately tried to escape.
“She only has a few teeth. Her teeth were mostly rotten from the grinder (maybe she was trying to chew in a crate?), Which is also why we are softening the food for her. mainly his small front teeth and two rear molars. “
As a result, they have to make sure all of her food is a little mushy now, which they do by adding chicken broth, to make sure she can eat it. Although her lack of teeth didn’t cut her appetite, as Sean joked, “I have a second date who eats more and weighs less than Rosie.”
But as her weight increased due to her health issues, Sean decided to put her on a special diet. After a few “extra-long walks in the neighborhood” and a proper diet, she is on track to reach her goal of 20 pounds, having lost 12% of her body weight. Over the past three months, she has lost an incredible three pounds, with Sean claiming that she is like a new dog.
Sean shared photos of her progress on his Reddit account, @ SeanR1221 on Wednesday, saying, “Rosie is almost at her target weight.”
Talk to News week, he raved: “She seems happier overall now. I think she is now fully comfortable living here and feels good, she can move around. I know and this is the greatest honey She doesn’t beg She doesn’t destroy anything She’s not bossy, she’s just a giant love sponge.
“I must add that she can now easily walk up and down sidewalks. She jumps when her food comes out and she can actually run now! I think the joint supplement has helped a lot because she was VERY docile and inactive when we did. got it. “
Sean’s Reddit post garnered hundreds of upvotes, as people raved about his transformation, as UnRichieUnRich21 noted: “Aww, bless your soul for saving her!”
SomeoneAlive123 said: “She looks so beautiful and adorable. Hope she achieves her goal!”
Eevee_the_pup: “Looks like she’s always hit her goal of kindness. Great job, Rosie, keep it up!”
Shot_Boysenberry_232: “Great job Rosie. Looking for a girl ready for the beach. “
Flimsy_Agent7898: “Looks like the trip changed his outlook on life, what a wonderful doggo. “