I saw this and thought it was perfect for a Sunday before the holidays!
Original story here.
It’s not just humans who can pack on a few extra pounds – pets can gain weight if their diet isn’t looked after properly.
This adorable Bored Panda gallery of photos from around the world shows off some truly paw-some pet transformations after animals were put on diets by their owners.
There’s Buddy the dog who lost almost a third of his body weight, and Barsik the moggy who went from 41lbs To 27lbs.
One pooch was even facing euthanasia due to health conditions – but his owners managed to turn his life around by helping him shed the excess fat.
Here, FEMAIL rounds up some of the most dramatic pet weight loss success photos:
According to Tilly’s human, it took a new feeding schedule and proper portion control to get this moggie to a healthy weight. It was one of the amazing pet weight loss snaps shared online
This poor pooch was facing so many health issues as a result of being overweight that he was almost euthanised. Instead, his owners helped him shed the pounds, and he’s now living a healthier life
Looking fur-bulous! From larger lady to slim kitty, this moggy is living her best life after ditching some excess weight
Rescued from a torturous life in a puppy mill, this dog is now spayed and at a healthy weight, living a new life with her human companion
In this picture on the right, adorable pooch Belle is only a couple of months into her weight-loss regime, but is already looking more sprightly
Jazzy celebrated her tenth birthday by showing off a new slim physique, going from 115lbs to 81lbs. After losing weight, the hound can run and jump again
What a difference a year makes! This handsome cat lost around five pounds over the course of a year – making a huge difference to the way she looks
Fat cats! It’s taken a staggering three years for this previously weighty feline to ditch the weight, but it was a successful mission
Avalanche the service dog had got a little chunky, but with a bit of effort on his owner’s part, he managed to get himself back down to a healthy weight
This moggy has undergone some serious paw-tion control to go from rotund to svelte, and is now looking healthy and nimble
Buddy the dog has achieved major fat loss success – going from around 20kg to 13kg – meaning he’s dropped an impressive third of his weight
Aptly named ‘Skinny the Cat’, this mog has lost a staggering 10kg in total
MIchael Johnson gifted us with his newest book, “The Story of Blue, A Rope Horse” to benefit the Keep Them off of the Truck Bucket Fund! Isn’t that wonderful?! I read an advanced copy and smiled the entire way though (the story is mostly told through the horse’s point of view, which I loved).
This is one of those books that you’re sad when it ends…
The book retails for $29.99, but if you purchase here, FREE SHIPPING!
NEW BUTTON. DIFFERENT FUND. LET’S DO THIS!
FUND TOTAL AS OF TODAY: $1020 (Thank you!)
I’m no genius. Just an average girl who has a passion to save horses in need. This is my idea going forward. If we have a constant fund going daily… we will have funds to give to those on the ground who are saving these horses in real time at the killing auctions.
Horse and Man Foundation, Inc has a new Fund button. KEEP THEM OFF THE TRUCK FUND. This fund will go on all day, all the time. It will always be here. If you want to save a horse from slaughter, you know we will do that here.
All donations are 100% tax deductible!
…and then there’s “Fatty McFatterson” of Damariscotta, Maine, who seems to represent quite well the widespread increase in squirrel corpulence. Some blame the issue on warmer winters with the associated over- abundance of acorns. Some blame too-enthusiastic squirrel fans who provide the means for rotundity.
Actually I just think squirrels need to learn some self control. Unfortunately, that hasn’t happened yet at my farm!