Hull dog enters fat loss competition


Published: Thursday 18th June 2015 by The News Editor

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A morbidly obese dog from Hull is taking part in a nationwide competition to shift unwanted pounds.

Hooch weighs more than a super middleweight boxer, tipping the scales at almost 13 stone. The 11-year-old Rottweiler is the biggest pet to have taken part in the 10-year history of Pet Fit Club.

Vet charity PDSA runs for competition, which was launched in 2005 and has already helped 63 dogs, 26 cats and 6 rabbits lose a total of 60 stone 6lb.

A group of 17 pets will take part in the six-month diet and exercise programme this year, bidding to be crowned fat loss champion. Between them they carry a whopping 32 stone in excess weight – and Hooch is the biggest of the bunch.

His owner Leslie McCormack, who adopted him from a rescue centre several years ago, has already managed to help him shed some weight.

When she first brought him home, he used to eat five tins of dog food a day. Now he is down to just one. She wants him to be healthy and happy and to live as long as he can, so decided to enter him in the competition.

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Published: Thursday 18th June 2015 by The News Editor

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