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Shih Tzu who weighed over 2st and could barely walk sheds more than a third of her body weight

Lose That Puppy Fat! Shih Tzu, who weighed more than 2 and could barely walk, loses more than a third of her body weight after a new foster carer put her on a strict diet and exercise regime

  • Pooch rose to unhealthy weight because owners couldn’t properly care for her
  • Nine-year-old Shih Tzu was put on a diet and hydrotherapy exercises
  • New owner says dog now loves to swim and is much more lively

A chubby dog ​​who struggled to walk after jumping to more than two rocks has transformed after losing a third of her weight — and now loves swimming in the sea.

Queenie, a nine-year-old Shih Tzu, weighed a staggering two stone and four pounds — about the weight of a medium-sized microwave — when she joined an animal charity in Wales a year ago.

She was so heavy she could barely walk from one side of the yard to the other – and she desperately needed to shed the pounds.

Fortunately, with the help of a foster carer, Queenie lost over a third of her body weight and now weighs a slim one stone and six pounds after following a strict diet and exercise regimen.

She has also found a new permanent home after her previous owner struggled to take good care of her.

A chubby dog ​​who struggled to walk after jumping to more than two rocks has transformed after losing a third of her weight — and now loves swimming in the sea

A chubby dog ​​who struggled to walk after jumping to more than two rocks has transformed after losing a third of her weight — and now loves swimming in the sea

Queenie, a nine-year-old Shih Tzu (pictured after her weight loss), weighed a whopping two stone and four pounds — about the weight of a medium-sized microwave — when she joined a Welsh animal welfare center a year ago.

Queenie, a nine-year-old Shih Tzu (pictured after her weight loss), weighed a whopping two stone and four pounds — about the weight of a medium-sized microwave — when she joined a Welsh animal welfare center a year ago.

Fortunately, Hope Rescue, based in South Wales, found her a foster carer named Kath Robbins, a volunteer.

Queenie was then put on a strict diet and hydrotherapy exercise regimen and over time the weight started to decrease.

Now pictures show her transformation as Queenie has become slimmer and weighs six pounds and moves with ease — even loving a paddle in the sea.

Queenie was even adopted by Kath’s mother, Terry Robbins, who fell in love with her.

Laura Hallsmith, of Hope Rescue, said: ‘When Queenie first came under our care, she could barely move and didn’t walk at all.

Fortunately, with the help of a foster carer, Queenie lost over a third of her body weight and now weighs a slim one stone and six pounds after following a strict diet and exercise regimen

Fortunately, with the help of a foster carer, Queenie lost over a third of her body weight and now weighs a slim one stone and six pounds after following a strict diet and exercise regimen

She was so heavy she could barely walk from one end of the yard to the other — and she desperately needed to shed the pounds

She was so heavy she could barely walk from one end of the yard to the other — and she desperately needed to shed the pounds

She has also found a new permanent home after her previous owner struggled to take good care of her

She has also found a new permanent home after her previous owner struggled to take good care of her

“As Queenie started losing weight, her personality started to shine through. She loves people and other dogs and she is quite a poser for pictures. She’s a very different dog these days.”

Although Queenie had been much loved by her previous owner, they struggled to care for her and her weight had increased dramatically.

When she was first taken to Hope Rescue in May 2021, she weighed over two pounds and was immediately put on a strict diet.

She would also have hydrotherapy sessions to get her moving, as her muscles couldn’t withstand the pressure of walking.

Fortunately, Hope Rescue, based in South Wales, found her a foster carer named Kath Robbins, a volunteer

Fortunately, Hope Rescue, based in South Wales, found her a foster carer named Kath Robbins, a volunteer

Queenie (pictured) was then put on a strict diet and hydrotherapy exercise regimen and over time the weight started to decrease

Queenie, pictured

Queenie (pictured) was then put on a strict diet and hydrotherapy exercise regimen and over time the weight started to decrease

By January of this year, Queenie was well into her weight loss journey and found a forever home – in Kath’s mother, Terry.

Terry said, “Her sweet face looked so sad, attached to that big body…”

At her most recent weigh-in, the Hope Rescue team was delighted to learn that Queenie’s weight had dropped to one stone, six pounds – meaning she’d lost a third of her body weight.

The little pup is now much healthier and more comfortable and loves her new home.

Terry added: ‘Now it’s great to see her vibrant, fun personality showing through with the weight loss.’

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