A morbidly obese dachshund, who went viral due to his appearance, has lost a bit of weight.
The dog, Vincent, weighed 38 pounds, which was double the size for a normal dachshund.
Vincent was stranded at Harris County Animal Shelter in Texas after its owner passed away, according to The Dodo.
“He was friendly, but I could barely discern between his laying down and standing up positions; with his short little legs, there was very little clearance between the floor and his chest and abdomen,” veterinarian Sharon Anderson told CNN.
She said he had difficulty walking.
Mary Tipton, with K-9 Angels Rescue, decided to help Vincent and got help.
His rescuers said that it was difficult to get him to lose weight at first.
But eight months later, K-9 Angels Rescue posted a photo of Vincent, saying he lost 17 pounds.
Posted by Fat Vincent of K-9 Angels Rescue Houston on Wednesday, October 28, 2015
“He is the sweetest, funniest, happiest guy now,” rescuer Melissa Anderson told CNN recently.
“At his original BMI, he was at a severe risk for arthritis, diabetes, reduced mobility, increased physical injury that can lead to paralysis of the hind legs, cancer, respiratory disease, kidney disease, pancreatic and shortened life expectancy,” said Anderson.
Thanks for the treats!
Posted by Fat Vincent of K-9 Angels Rescue Houston on Friday, April 1, 2016