A dog used to breed puppies has experienced incredible weight loss after weighing 26 pounds when its new loving owners put them on a special diet.
Rosie, a Cavalier King Charles, was in a puppy mill in Pennsylvania when the owners cruelly threw her out after she could no longer carry litters.
Thankfully, she was adopted into a loving home by Redditor Sean at @ SeanR1221 and his wife. You picked her up almost a year and a half ago, but it appears that her previous life at the mill has devastated her little body.
Speaking to Newsweek, he explained a little more about her backstory and said, “Rosie came from Lancaster, which is known for running puppy mills. I don’t know how many puppies she had. The shelter said the mill put her in a box and called her to come pick her up because she couldn’t have any more puppies.
“She gained weight extremely quickly and became obsessed with food. Our best guess is that she wasn’t fed much before. After gaining weight quickly, we tried many different techniques, like taking long walks and changing food brands, but eventually she struck 26 pounds.
“We got her thyroid tested and the vet said it was perfectly fine, theorizing that her hormones were being shed from her previous trauma in the puppy mill,” said Sean.
Her teeth were almost rotten, which Sean suspected was due to chewing when Rosie, who was five years old, tried desperately to flee.
“She only has a few teeth. Her teeth were mostly rotten from the grinder (maybe she was trying to chew out of a box?), So we soften her food too. She basically has her little front teeth and her two molars. “
As a result, they need to make sure that all their food is a little mushy now, which they do by adding chicken broth so that she can eat it. Though her lack of teeth hadn’t satisfied her appetite, as Sean joked, “I have a second gentleman who eats more and weighs less than Rosie.”
But when her weight gained due to her health problems, Sean decided to put her on a special diet. After some “extra long neighborhood walks” and a proper diet, she is well on her way to her 20-pound goal after losing 12 percent of her body weight. She has lost a staggering three pounds in the past three months and Sean claims she is like a new dog.
Sean shared photos of her progress on Wednesday using his Reddit account @ SeanR1221 and said, “Rosie is almost at her goal weight.”
Photo of Rosie the dog. The puppy has gone through an incredible transformation since it was rescued.
In an interview with Newsweek, he raved: “She seems happier now overall. I think she feels very comfortable here now and feels good that she can move. I know and she is the greatest treasure. She doesn’t beg. She doesn’t destroy anything. She doesn’t become bossy, she is just a huge love sponge.
“I should add that she can now easily bounce up and down curbs. She jumps when her food comes out and she can even walk now! I think the supplement helped a lot because she is VERY docile and.” was inactive when we got it. “
Sean’s Reddit post garnered hundreds of upvotes as people raved about her transformation when UnRichieUnRich21 stated, “Aww, bless your soul for saving it!”
SomeoneAlive123 said, “She looks so good and adorable. I hope she gets there!”
Eevee_the_pup: “Looks like she always achieved her cuteness goal. Great job Rosie, keep it up!”
Shot_Boysenberry_232: “Great job, Rosie. Looks like ready for the beach, baby.”
Flimsy_Agent7898: “Looks like the trip changed your view of life, what a wonderful dog.”