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Obese Chihuahua Could Not Walk Due To Its Overweight, But Lost Over Half Of Its 35Lb Weight

Obese Chihuahua Could Not Walk Due To Its Overweight, But Lost Over Half Of Its 35Lb Weight

Cleatus, a chihuahua from St. Augustine, Florida, had been given excessive amounts of dried kibble since he was a little pup. As a result, he became extremely overweight to the point where he couldn’t walk outside without assistance. However, within a year, Cleatus achieved an amazing transformation by losing more weight than his actual body size. Heartwarming pictures show the remarkable change in this 15-year-old purebred chihuahua’s appearance.

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Because of his excessive weight, Cleatus had very low energy and would not go outdoors, causing his owner, Austin Lee, who works as a roofing contractor, to push him in a cart during walks.

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When Austin’s girlfriend, Laura Norton, who is a veterinary technician and an IFBB athlete, moved in with him in May last year, they made the decision to bring about some changes in Cleatus’ way of life. They began by addressing his dental health and had most of his teeth removed due to the onset of dental disease. Following this, blood tests revealed that the chihuahua had an under-active thyroid, which was causing his metabolism to slow down and impacting his energy levels.

Image source: MDWfeatures / Laura Norton

“Cleatus is Austin’s dog and he has had him since he was a baby. I see overweight dogs and cats every day with owners who are unaware that it can be fixed,” Austin’s girlfriend, Laura said. “He was free fed, which means the bowl was just filled up when it was empty and Cleatus ate when he felt like it.”

Image source: MDWfeatures / Laura Norton

To remedy this, Cleatus was given thyroid medication that he will have to take for the rest of his life. Additionally, Laura and Austin modified Cleatus’ diet by switching to a different brand of dog food and establishing specific meal times, limiting him to two meals a day.

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Surprisingly, in a mere four weeks, Laura and Austin noticed a significant improvement in Cleatus. He appeared much happier, had increased energy, and even started greeting them when they returned from work, which was something he had never done before. The couple began taking Cleatus on walks alongside their seven-year-old golden retriever, Cooper. By the end of November, Cleatus had made such remarkable progress that he could keep up with them during their entire one-and-a-quarter-mile route, which they walked three to five times per week.

Image source: MDWfeatures / Laura Norton

“Now his entire life is different,” Laura said. “He has a will and purpose to live, he loves to exercise, he plays with toys, he looks forward to having meals, he loves to go outside now and most importantly he is happy.”

Image source: MDWfeatures / Laura Norton

Cleatus’s appearance has completely transformed, making him look like a whole new dog. He radiates happiness and shows remarkable signs of good health, enthusiastically joining the couple on their walks. What’s truly astonishing is that within just four weeks of making adjustments to his diet and medication, they witnessed a significant enhancement in his overall well-being. Presently, Cleatus weighs approximately 16.8 pounds, nearly half of his original weight. This incredible transformation is truly remarkable!

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20 Before And After Pictures Of Pets That Look Even More Adorable As Adults

20 Before And After Pictures Of Pets That Look Even More Adorable As Adults

It is commonly known that every animal looks more beautiful and pleasing as a baby, be it a kitten or a puppy. It is a universal fact. Their childhood is not for a long period of time. People usually admire babies more than adult grown animals. This is understandable because babies are absolutely cuter than adults but it is kind of unfair. Adult animals are very much underrated and it is sad. I think both stages of life are beautiful in their own way. Animals deserve love regardless of their age

Adult animals may seem more attractive too as it shows the real beauty and actual appearance of the animals. We bring you 20 pictures as proof for you to believe that adult animals are just as charming, if not more, as when they were babies. Keep scrolling to change your mind.

Each picture had a story of its own, unique and super cute. You will need this type of wholesome content on a daily basis. These before and after pictures reminded me of my pets when they were incredibly cute babies. I miss their childhood but I love their adulthood more. If you love this type of content, let us know. What was the first pet you ever owned? Tell us in the comments down below.

1. Hand scale for measuring purposes

20 Before And After Pictures Of Pets That Look Even More Adorable As Adults

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2. He was so small!

20 Before And After Pictures Of Pets That Look Even More Adorable As Adults

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3. He can not fit into his litter box anymore

20 Before And After Pictures Of Pets That Look Even More Adorable As Adults

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4. “From a little fluffy boy to a curious cat!”

20 Before And After Pictures Of Pets That Look Even More Adorable As Adults

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5. “My boyfriend insisted that getting a dog was a bad idea. On the left is day 1, and on the right is the nonsense he lets her get away with now, 2 years later.”

20 Before And After Pictures Of Pets That Look Even More Adorable As Adults

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6. “And now he can’t fit on that shelf.”

20 Before And After Pictures Of Pets That Look Even More Adorable As Adults

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7. “Same door, same dog”

20 Before And After Pictures Of Pets That Look Even More Adorable As Adults

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8. A charming doggo

20 Before And After Pictures Of Pets That Look Even More Adorable As Adults

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9. Three years later

20 Before And After Pictures Of Pets That Look Even More Adorable As Adults

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10. “A year later and 12 pounds heavier — it’s still Dobby’s favorite toy.”

20 Before And After Pictures Of Pets That Look Even More Adorable As Adults

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When we own a pet as a baby we always gush at how adorable and cute they are. We never want them to grow up in fear of them losing their cuteness and their childish, innocent behavior. We never want them to lose that, we want to freeze time so they always stay cute the same way. But unfortunately, it is impossible. They will grow out of their childish innocence and cuteness one day. Luckily for us, they will always be our babies and they will always be beautiful to us no matter what. Fortunately enough, even when they lose the cuteness when they grow up, they become charming and adorable adult animals. Which is just as amazing. Keep scrolling, we have more before and after pictures for you.

11. “8 weeks vs 5.5 years later and she’s still my little munchkin.”

20 Before And After Pictures Of Pets That Look Even More Adorable As Adults

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12. “Our first Christmas together vs our fourteenth Christmas together!”

20 Before And After Pictures Of Pets That Look Even More Adorable As Adults

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13. “An impressive difference!”

20 Before And After Pictures Of Pets That Look Even More Adorable As Adults

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14. “He still looks like a toy 1 year later but a bit angrier…”

20 Before And After Pictures Of Pets That Look Even More Adorable As Adults

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15. “My Great Dane puppy one year difference”

20 Before And After Pictures Of Pets That Look Even More Adorable As Adults

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16. “Wiggles and me 13+ years later!”

20 Before And After Pictures Of Pets That Look Even More Adorable As Adults

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17. “Here’s my cat 2 years later.”

20 Before And After Pictures Of Pets That Look Even More Adorable As Adults

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18. “I found my cat’s old photos on my PC and decided to share this comparison.”

20 Before And After Pictures Of Pets That Look Even More Adorable As Adults

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19. “I knew I’d want to compare these photos!”

20 Before And After Pictures Of Pets That Look Even More Adorable As Adults

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20. One year’s difference.

20 Before And After Pictures Of Pets That Look Even More Adorable As Adults

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After Losing Her Babies, A Stray Pitbull Finds Solace In Adopting Raisin, An Orphan Puppy

After Losing Her Babies, A Stray Pitbull Finds Solace In Adopting Raisin, An Orphan Puppy

By conquering obstacles in their lives, two miserable stray canines found comfort in one another. This narrative, which demonstrates how love, generosity, and commitment can get over any challenge in life, has impacted a lot of people.

After Losing Her Babies, A Stray Pitbull Finds Solace In Adopting Raisin, An Orphan Puppy

Animal Control personnel discovered a stray dog pacing the streets of York, South Carolina. That night was really chilly. The moment the cops realized Daya was expecting, they took her to a shelter. As soon as they agreed to foster her, Halfway Rescue staff members took custody of her.

Medical inspection revealed the dog had issues and required an immediate operation. Not only were her unborn children at risk, but also her life. Daya lost her children tragically, yet she was fortunate to live. She appeared dejected and unhappy as if her heart had been shattered.

After Losing Her Babies, A Stray Pitbull Finds Solace In Adopting Raisin, An Orphan Puppy

A black puppy was saved from an orphanage in the interim, and that’s when everything began to change. He first showed signs of confusion and anxiety when he was saved. She was also discovered in New York’s streets. Raisin, the little dog, has undoubtedly had a difficult life. She has severe damage to one of her eyes.

The introduction of Daya to Raisin by the Halfway Rescue volunteers and rescuers was a miracle.

After Losing Her Babies, A Stray Pitbull Finds Solace In Adopting Raisin, An Orphan Puppy

Daya and Raisin connected right away, as though Daya needed Raisin to restore her damaged heart. They both at once discovered in each other the solace they had been seeking so badly. They immediately began to heal each other since they were each the missing component that the other needed. They were both adopted and placed in new, permanent homes.

After Losing Her Babies, A Stray Pitbull Finds Solace In Adopting Raisin, An Orphan Puppy

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Jazzy Reunites with his Dad After Seven Years and Several States Away

Jazzy Reunites with his Dad After Seven Years and Several States Away

When dog parents lose a pup that’s gone missing for a year or more, they often give up on the search. But sometimes truths prove stranger than fiction, as was the case with Jazzy, recently found abandoned in a hotel room by the Orange County Animal Shelter in Florida.

“She had a bad case of arthritis, but was extremely sweet and gentle and allowed us to care for her as best we could.” The organization said in a Facebook post. “We knew in her condition she’d be hard to find a home for. People line up outside our doors for puppies and small dogs; seniors always get overlooked and ignored.”

Jazzy Reunites with his Dad After Seven Years and Several States Away

However, in Jazzy’s case, she had been microchipped. They located her original owners, a family residing in Texas.

“When we called them, we gave them the surprise of a lifetime. The organization said. “You see, Jazzy was 12 years old, and she had been five when she had gotten spooked by fireworks and run away.”

Jazzy Reunites with his Dad After Seven Years and Several States Away

After years of searching, Jazzy’s owner Kerry hopped on a plane to get his dog back.

“It was a tearful reunion, and it was incredible to watch Jazzy come to life at her owner’s voice,” the organization said. “Kerry was overjoyed and regaled us with stories about her. And Jazzy couldn’t take her eyes off him. She licked his hand and inched her body as close as she could to him.”

Jazzy Reunites with his Dad After Seven Years and Several States Away

After all that time. “Her heart still remembered and was finally whole.”

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