When Vincent the dachshund was surrendered to a shelter the workers couldn't believe what they were seeing. This chunky pup weighed 38 pounds which for that breed makes him extremely obese.
He ended up at the shelter after his owner passed away. They suspect that he had been feeding him fast food, which while Vincent probably loved it, it's just not in his best interest.
He could barely walk and suffered from high cholesterol. It took 8 months but with a carefully monitored diet and exercise regime, "Fat Vincent" became just regular Vincent!
He now just weighs 17 pounds. His foster mom says that "he is the sweetest, funniest, happiest guy now." After losing more than half of his body weight, his cholesterol returned to a normal level and he will be able to find a new home to spend the rest of his life.
Good job on the incredible transformation Vincent! It isn't easy giving up those fatty foods but it's obviously worth it!