When Abby the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel was rescued in Birmingham, Alabama, the podgy dog was so seriously overweight that she couldn’t walk and had to be wheeled in a cart. She had reached a whopping 50 pounds after being fed human snacks and been given no exercise.
The seven-year-old Spaniel was so overweight a single step would leave her struggling for breath and needing to sit down.
Last year, Brittney Wilk of the Cavalier Rescue of Alabama rescued Abby, and immediately put her on a strict diet and an underwater treadmill, six times a week, until she was fit enough to go for walks.
After lots of effort, Abby was able to walk and swim all on her own. I love the short clip included in the video below that shows Abby being cheered on in the pool.
The sweet dog now weighs a wonderful (and appropriate) 22 pounds and has a new home with a loving family.
Watch Abby’s amazing transformation in the video below!
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