A group of podgy pets has been given a new lease of life in Britain: thanks to a pet fit club.
The PDSA (People’s Dispensary for Fit Animals) has imposed six-month strict diets and tough exercise regimes on 18 British heavyweights and come out with runaway success.
The winner of this year’s Fit Club was King Charles Spaniel Jack whose old nickname was Jumbo Jack. he was rehomed at more than twice his ideal bodyweight at a whopping 20.5 kg.
HIs new owners have run a tough regime and, half way through his plan, he is now just a shadow of the dog he used to be at just over 14kg.
And Bradford moggie Fifi was originally 107 per cent over her body weight: but the weight is shedding fast and she has already dropped 22 per cent of her body weight.
King Charles Spaniel Jack’s owner, Rose Welch,52, from Middlesex told the Independent: “Today he is a different dog and we call him Jumping Jack instead of Jumbo Jack, as he jumps every time he barks now,” Ms Welsh said.
“He is fit, healthy and happy, everything a pet should be, and we are absolutely thrilled.”