Dog who looked like a 'balloon on legs' put on a diet and rehomed

Dog who looked like a 'balloon on legs' put on a diet and rehomed

Lily had difficulty breathing and moving, and even had sores on her belly because of how it dragged on the floor as she walked (Picture: RSPCA / SWNS.COM)An over-fed and under-exercised dog who was so chunky she looked like a ‘balloon on legs’ has been rehomed by the RSPCA.

Chubby dog transformed as 5k runs help him lose 4kg

Chubby dog transformed as 5k runs help him lose 4kg

His new owner said: ‘When I used to pick him up, he was like a big, heavy marshmallow’ (Picture: Mercury Press)A bichon frise who weighed a whopping 13.5kg looks completely different after going on a diet and getting plenty of exercise.

Five ways to help your dog live a longer, healthier life

Five ways to help your dog live a longer, healthier life

Weighing your dog’s food can help you regulate their weight (Picture: Getty Images)Use feeding guidelines as a starting point for how much to feed your dog, but you might need to change food type or the amount you feed to maintain a healthy weight as your dog gets older, or depending on how much activity they get.

Dog doubles in weight and can only walk for 10 minutes after lockdown

Dog doubles in weight and can only walk for 10 minutes after lockdown

Geraldine, a full-time carer for her son, Harley, 15, and also mum to Redley, 22, and Lewis, 17, said: ‘It’s awful for Paolo, he struggles to walk longer than 10 minutes.

Dogs getting fat in lockdown with London pets putting on most weight

Dogs getting fat in lockdown with London pets putting on most weight

The average dog has put on half a stone during the course of the pandemic (Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto)The average dog has put on almost half a stone since the pandemic began with pets in London gaining the most weight, new research suggests.

Enormous dog who was too obese to stand transformed by £18,000 life-saving diet

Enormous dog who was too obese to stand transformed by £18,000 life-saving diet

Bertha was too big to walk, so Meredith started her off on an underwater treadmill (Picture: PA Real Life) With the vet agreeing Bertha could not undergo surgery to fix her leg until her weight was under control, Meredith devised a weight loss programme, supported by gentle exercise and thyroid medication.

Super slimmer dog regains weight in lockdown as swimming lessons are cancelled

Super slimmer dog regains weight in lockdown as swimming lessons are cancelled

In 2016 he lost 40% of his weight (Picture: Shaun Fellows /PDSA/Caters News) ‘I do allow him a little treat, especially with being back at home more.

Valentine’s day pets: Pet parents make Valentine’s Day special for their pooches

Valentine’s day pets: Pet parents make Valentine’s Day special for their pooches

Although furry friends are pampered throughout the year by their parents- this Valentine’s Day- they are in for umpteen kisses, gifts, cute candlelight dinner and more.“My baby Ken will get a gift hamper which will have his new eating bowl, a fancy collar, a bed, chewy and soft toys.

Are Rottweilers unsuitable as pets? Experts weigh in

Are Rottweilers unsuitable as pets? Experts weigh in

The news of two pet Rottweilers mauling a 58-year-old worker to death in a farm near Chidambaram, in Cuddalore district, last week has sent shock waves through people.Manoj Poovanniyil of the kennel, Rottweiler Chennai, says, “Every dog and breed is different and people should do their homework thoroughly before taking them home.

From smart planning, extra food to pet-friendly accommodations, pet parents take road trips with safety checks amid pandemic

From smart planning, extra food to pet-friendly accommodations, pet parents take road trips with safety checks amid pandemic

And while our furry buddies need a change of scenery as much as we do, there are a few ways to make road trips with pets safe and fun amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

More people are adopting furry companions amid the pandemic

More people are adopting furry companions amid the pandemic

According to shelter homes, pet adoptions – especially for indie dogs – have risen in the second half of the pandemic, though abandonment still continues.Adoptions on rise Since July-Aug. Kaveri Rana Bhardwaj, President, People For Animals (PFA) Gautam Buddh Nagar, says that while abandonment cases rose amid the pandemic initially, adoptions have increased now.

Obese beagle who had to be carried on walks goes on raw diet and loses two stone

Obese beagle who had to be carried on walks goes on raw diet and loses two stone

The 16-year-old dog was so unfit she had to be carried on her walks (Picture: Caters News Agency)‘Initially, I spoilt her with treats and more treats until I started to actually note how she wasn’t really living a quality life.

Woman batch cooks her dog's meals for less than £10 a week

Woman batch cooks her dog's meals for less than £10 a week

Tanya didn’t realise how easy it was to make her own dog food (Picture: @ember_and_rufus / CATERS NEWS)We’re all looking for ways we can cut back at the moment – especially with Christmas just around the corner .

Pet weight: Is your pet struggling with quarantine weight gain?

Pet weight: Is your pet struggling with quarantine weight gain?

Months of staying home, bingeing over food and cooped-up on a sofa with their parents to watch OTT platforms has resulted in weight gain, laziness and a gloomy state of mind.With a bag of chips, snacks, biscuits and more unhealthy food to munch on, pets are faced with a new challenge- to lose weight.

Keep these safety tips in mind before you buy a new dog toy for your furry friend

Keep these safety tips in mind before you buy a new dog toy for your furry friend

Hence, we thought of listing down a few safety tips that every dog owner should keep in mind when they buy a new toy for their dogs.Either way, you must avoid buying an inappropriately sized toy for your dog.

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

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

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.

Dog weighs twice what she should thanks to love of cheesy crisps

Dog weighs twice what she should thanks to love of cheesy crisps

(Picture: CATERS NEWS AGENCY)‘Skylar eats absolutely everything, and it’s very difficult to say no when she gives you those puppy-dog eyes.Skylar has joined the PDSA Pet Fit Club (Picture: CATERS NEWS AGENCY)Mandy said: ‘Skylar just loves to snack.

Fat cat Sox who struggles with stairs competes to be the best pet slimmer

Fat cat Sox who struggles with stairs competes to be the best pet slimmer

Pet cat Sox is more than double the weight he should be (Picture: PA)Rejoice, fellow chonky cats and pups lovers – it’s the most wonderful time of the year.

Dog thought to be the fattest in Britain loses half her body weight

Dog thought to be the fattest in Britain loses half her body weight

Lulu before her weight loss (Picture: SWNS)Lulu the nine-year-old Rottweiler could hardly move and experienced pain in her back legs when she tipped the scales at 9st 10lbs.Owner Gill Jones, a 66-year-old grandmother of six, said: ‘She was a rescue dog and was born with a problem with her genes.

Sausage dog loses third of body weight after photo of his tummy inspires change

Sausage dog loses third of body weight after photo of his tummy inspires change

Jasper before his weight loss, in the photo that inspired owner Chloe to make a change (Picture: Dilantha Dissanayake / Mercury Press)Snack-loving sausage dog Jasper has managed to lose a third of his body weight after a photo his owner posted on Instagram made her realise just how many pounds he had piled on.