Dennis is a dachshund from from Columbus, Ohio who was abused by his former owners in the form of being grossly overfed hamburgers and pizza. The poor dog grew to an uncomfortable and unhealthy 56 pounds. Luckily for Dennis, he was saved by a relative of his owners, a 26-year-old nursing student named Brooke Burton. Under Burton's program of diet and exercise, this former jumbo weiner dog has shrunk to a svelte 12 pounds; losing over 75 percent of his body weight. Dennis' previous large size necessitated skin-removal surgery after he shed the weight, which Burton was able to raise money for on GoFundMe.
She told 10TV News:
"I wasn't even sure what breed of dog he was supposed to be because he was so large,”
Burton took the dachshund on long walks and fed him a strict diet of dry dog food, in addition to giving him a lot of love to fight any depression or discomfort he experienced from being so heavy. Great job, Brooke!
Keep up with Dennis in his new fighting shape on his Facebook page, "Dennis' Odyssey: Health, Wellness, Awareness & Education."
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