Dennis the Dieting Dog Loses 79% of His Body Weight With Healthy Habits

Dennis is a 6-year-old dachshund that lost 79% of his body-weight over a year.

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When Brooklyn Burton, from West Columbus, Ohio, rescued him from relatives, he weighed a whopping 56lb (25.4kg) compared to his present 12lb (5.4kg).

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Dennis had been overfed on human food, including burgers and pizza.

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“I controlled what he ate and exercised him and the pounds just melted off. Fancy that — just like humans, it’s all diet and exercise,” Burton told The Scoop.

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Three surgeries have removed Dennis’ excess skin to make walking easier; strangers covered most of the costs. Inspired by this kindness, Burton is starting the Dennis’ Legacy fund, which will help obese dogs and cats in need.

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