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Overweight Dog Is Abandoned By Her Owners. 8 Months Later, She’s Completely Transformed

by Caralynn Lippo
Caralynn is a writer, native New Yorker, TV enthusiast, and dog mom to Hobbes.

There is nothing more heartbreaking than a neglected animal. Knowing that cats and dogs give so much love and trust to their owners, only to wind up struggling to survive, is incredibly sad.

Lu-Seal the “Pig-Seal-Dog” was once one of those struggling pets, but not in the way you might think.

When you imagine a neglected animal, you might picture them incredibly skinny, nearly starved for food. But in Lu-Seal’s case, it was exercise and proper diet that were neglected.

The overweight dog was abandoned at a shelter. At the time of her abandonment, at 9 years old, she weighed a whopping 16 pounds. According to BravoTV, the average Chihuahua weighs between 3.3 and 6.6 pounds, making Lu-Seal dangerously obese.

The poor dog was unable to walk because of her excessive weight. She also had arthritis and torn ligaments because of her extra baggage.

Thankfully, Lu-Seal was rescued by Julia Morely. Lu-Seal’s determined new mom knew that her new pup needed to stick to a strict weight-loss plan.

Over the past eight months, Lu-Seal has lost nearly half of her previous body weight! On June 26, 2017, Julia shared a video showing the overweight dog‘s incredible progress.

The ultimate goal is to get Lu-Seal down to 8 pounds. Julia is even throwing Lu-Seal an “8 Pound Party,” a free event to raise awareness for pet obesity and to celebrate her pup’s amazing weight loss.

You can follow Lu-Seal’s journey on her Instagram and Facebook pages.

Check it out below, and don’t forget to SHARE Lu-Seal’s inspiring story!

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