This poor dog is Arbuckle (or Fatty Arbuckle) and he was 50 pounds overweight when people found him. He was barely able to walk because his tiny joints couldn’t bear his weight.
LA’s “A Purposeful Rescue” took him in and promised to help him.
After being examined, the veterinarians discovered that the poor dog was suffering from hypothyroidism, and that was the reason why his body swelled up like a balloon. Because of his painful joints the dog was rendered immobile, so firstly his treatment was based on medicines alone.
He eventually became a little slimmer and was able to walk once more. Actress Jane Lynch and her boyfriend made the decision to adopt Arbuckle after learning about him.
They gave him a forever home and plenty of love and care, the dog on his own became a famous influencer, since the difficult weight loss process became an inspiration and motivation to people.
Unfortunately, the poor dog has passed away recently at 9 years old, the shelter received a whopping $5000 in donations overnight after the dog passed away, all from people who cheered on Arbuckle and wanted to celebrate his inspiring life.
It’s heartbreaking to hear about Arbuckle’s condition, but it’s inspiring to know that there are people and organizations like “A Purposeful Rescue” who are willing to help animals in need. Overweight dogs can face numerous health issues, and it’s crucial for them to receive the proper care and attention they need to achieve a healthy weight.
It’s important to remember that obesity in dogs can be caused by a variety of factors, including overfeeding, a lack of exercise, and underlying medical conditions. Therefore, it’s essential to work with a veterinarian or animal nutritionist to create a personalized weight-loss plan for an overweight dog like Arbuckle.
I hope that Arbuckle receives the care and attention he needs to achieve a healthy weight and live a happy and fulfilling life. It’s essential for all dogs to receive proper care, including a balanced diet, regular exercise, and love and attention from their owners.