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