An overweight dog described as being “like a barrel” has lost 5lbs and is now so fit, it can jump the garden fence.

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Lola with (from left) owners Kathryn Gare and Kelly Feetenby with Minster veterinary nurse Kate Harrington.

Lola, a pug cross beagle known as a Puggle, is owned by Kelly Feetenby and Kathryn Gare from York.

When their friends started to comment the dog was like a barrel, Ms Feetenby and Ms Gare turned to Minster Veterinary Practice for advice and guidance on helping the two-year-old lose weight.

Cutting down

Ms Feetenby explained: “She was getting too many treats and scraps of human food.

“Over the past six months, people started saying she was like a barrel.

“We went to see a nurse at Minster and she advised changing her diet and cutting down on treats.”

For the win

Lola’s slimming success has seen her win a year’s supply of health food, courtesy of Minster vets, which ran a three-month weight reduction and mobility campaign.

Ms Feetenby, who owns York business KLF Tiling, added: “She was very lazy, but now has much more energy and loves running about. She has even jumped the fence.

“She is a very special dog who loves walks and we are keeping her on the diet.”

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