Meet Lu-Seal, a nine-year-old Chihuahua who was abandoned at a Pittsburgh animal shelter. The little pupper weighed in at an unbelievable 16 pounds (Chihuahuas, on average, weigh somewhere between 3.3 to 6.6 pounds) and all of the extra weight gave her arthritis, torn ligaments, and ultimately left her too obese to even walk.
Luckily for Lu-Seal, she was adopted by an incredibly caring woman named Julia who decided to dedicate her time and energy to helping the sweet Chihuahua get healthy.
Julia put Lu-Seal on a strict diet of 250 calories per day (Julia even keeps count in a fitness tracker!), and also started administering medicine to help with the dog’s pain and joint inflammation so she could move and get exercise. And now, slowly but surely, Lu-Seal’s weight is melting off so she can live a happy, healthy, and energetic life!
You can follow Lu-Seal’s weight loss transformation on her Instagram, @lusealdog. Her goal weight is 8 pounds (that is half of her previous body mass!), and she is very nearly there!
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