Formerly obese Labrador doesn’t look too happy with his weight loss

labrador miller doesn't look pleased with his weight loss
Why the long – but more sculpted – face? (Picture: Kennedy News)
Hilarious photos of Miller, a formerly obese Labrador, provide a healthy reminder to us all: losing weight won’t automatically make you happier. Miller previously weighed a massive 107lb thanks to overfeeding and being sneaked human snacks.

Thanks to a healthy diet and longer walks, the three-year-old pooch has lost 25lb over the last nine months, dropping down to a far healthier 82lb.

But in the before and after photos, Miller doesn’t look too pleased with his transformation.

His owner, however, swears the dog couldn’t be happier.

Jackie, a photographer, said: ‘Miller was a happy dog at his large and in charge size.

‘And we all love our treats, so it’s understandable he looks a bit sad.

LABRADOR MILLER GRINS AT THE CAMERA BEFORE HIS WEIGHTLOSS JOURNEY, WEIGHING 107LBS IN THIS PHOTO.) Hilarious photos show an obese labrador looking miserable after losing almost a quarter of his bodyweight - though his owner swears he actually couldn't be happier. Despite tipping the scales at a whopping 107lbs (48kg) - almost 30lbs (13kg) heavier than a healthy weight for his breed - canine Miller always appeared to crack a smile for the camera. The pooch's weight had shot up due to overfeeding and sneaking human snacks - with a particular penchant for peanut butter. DISCLAIMER: While Kennedy News and Media uses its best endeavours to establish the copyright and authenticity of all pictures supplied, it accepts no liability for any damage, loss or legal action caused by the use of images supplied and the publication of images is solely at your discretion. SEE KENNEDY NEWS COPY - 0161 697 4266
Miller was severely overweight thanks to a love of nicking food dropped on the floor… but he always wore a smile (Picture: Jacquelyn Hensley / Kennedy News)

‘He may not look it, but he is a happier boy now.

‘The main thing they mention is how it is harder on his joints to carry around that extra weight and can hurt him later in life.

‘Plus, it’s a lot nicer when he decides to jump on me and not knock me over.’

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Miller had piled on the pounds due to a penchant for eating food off the floor and begging for treats – he especially loved peanut butter.

After a second surgery (the first happened after he ate a sock) to remove a beer koozie Miller had eaten, owner Jackie was told the dog would need to lose weight to reduce stress on his stitches and allow for recovery.

PIC FROM Jacquelyn Hensley / Kennedy News (PICTURED: MILLER WITH HIS OWNER JACKIE HENSLEY, 39, AND HER TWO DAUGHTERS QUINN, NINE, AND TAYLOR, 12, LEFT TO RIGHT.) Hilarious photos show an obese labrador looking miserable after losing almost a quarter of his bodyweight - though his owner swears he actually couldn't be happier. Despite tipping the scales at a whopping 107lbs (48kg) - almost 30lbs (13kg) heavier than a healthy weight for his breed - canine Miller always appeared to crack a smile for the camera. The pooch's weight had shot up due to overfeeding and sneaking human snacks - with a particular penchant for peanut butter. DISCLAIMER: While Kennedy News and Media uses its best endeavours to establish the copyright and authenticity of all pictures supplied, it accepts no liability for any damage, loss or legal action caused by the use of images supplied and the publication of images is solely at your discretion. SEE KENNEDY NEWS COPY - 0161 697 4266
Since his weight loss he looks a little glum (Picture: Jacquelyn Hensley / Kennedy News)

Jackie cut down Miller’s meals and doubled the lengths of his walks, throwing in some games of fetch to up his activity levels.

The dedication paid off, as Miller reached a healthy weight. Despite his new moody expression, he is in much better shape and has more energy.

‘After the surgery we became very determined to get him healthy,’ said Jackie, from Illinois.

‘We switched his food to a light version and cut the quantity he had across the day in half.

‘We also swapped his snacks to carrots and now he has learned to love them as a treat.

 MILLER LOOKS GLUM AFTER HIS WEIGHT LOSS.) Hilarious photos show an obese labrador looking miserable after losing almost a quarter of his bodyweight - though his owner swears he actually couldn't be happier. Despite tipping the scales at a whopping 107lbs (48kg) - almost 30lbs (13kg) heavier than a healthy weight for his breed - canine Miller always appeared to crack a smile for the camera. The pooch's weight had shot up due to overfeeding and sneaking human snacks - with a particular penchant for peanut butter. DISCLAIMER: While Kennedy News and Media uses its best endeavours to establish the copyright and authenticity of all pictures supplied, it accepts no liability for any damage, loss or legal action caused by the use of images supplied and the publication of images is solely at your discretion. SEE KENNEDY NEWS COPY - 0161 697 4266
No need to pout, Miller (Picture: Jacquelyn Hensley / Kennedy News)

‘The difference was really in how fast he moved along with us and how he didn’t just plop down and go to sleep after once he got more fit.

Pitter patter. A large breed dog’s resting heart beats between 60 and 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats between 100-140. Comparatively, a resting human heart beats 60-100 times per minute.

‘Now he is a much more content dog and will chase after a ball all day long.

‘After 10 months I looked at him and noticed how great and skinny he looked.

‘He gets lots of compliments about how handsome he is now.’

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