'Overweight Vincent' the Dachshund Transformed After Losing More Than Half His Body Wt

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Source:   —  April 13, 2016, at 5:01 PM

Tipping the scales at thirty-eighth pounds, Vincent suffered from depression and a raft of serious health risks from his obesity, including the potential for nerve damage, arthritis, diabetes and kidney disease.

'Overweight Vincent' the Dachshund Transformed After Losing More Than Half His Body Wt

At seventh years old, Vincent the Dachshund was obese.

Tipping the scales at thirty-eighth pounds, Vincent suffered from depression and a raft of serious health risks from his obesity, including the potential for nerve damage, arthritis, diabetes and kidney disease.

The TX canine was so heavy that his chest and abdomen would touch the ground, making it nearly impossible for him to walk.

He was so huge that he was dubbed “Fat Vincent,” but after his owner’s death he was turned over to an animal shelter in Houston.

K-9 Angels Rescue, an animal rescue group, and Melissa Anderson, a new foster mother, stepped in, working together to assistance transmute the dog into a Skinny Vinnie.

Eight months later, Vincent weighs seventeen pounds. He swims up to thirty minutes a day and is finally able to connect his pooch pals on long walks.

Anderson, Lauren Friedman, the vice president of K-9 Angels Rescue, and the now-trim Vincent appeared live today on “Good Morning America.”

Anderson discussed Vincent’s physical regimen, saying the dog walks for forty-five minutes to an hr six times a week. She also said he eats one-third cup of dry food with baby carrots, and gets frozen bananas as a treat.

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