Lu-Seal the Chihuahua’s Inspiring Weight Loss Story

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By: Kristina Guerrero Posted: 3:23 PM, Oct 27, 2017

There's an adorable dog taking over Instagram and her name is Lu-Seal the Chihuahua. When she was adopted by her owner, Julia Morley, she was classified as morbidly obese, weighing 16 pounds. Thanks to Julia's determination Lu-Seal was able to get down to a healthy weight and your pup can too. Kristina Guerrero is talking with Julia as well as Arizona Animal Welfare League's Dr. Matthew Goetz to get some important weight loss tips that can work for all pets, big and small.

1.  Get Creative with Serving Food

Try scattering it all over the floor so they have to search for the food. Every pet is different so find a plan that works for yours.

2.  Track Steps!

There's a bunch of great tech out there like FitBark that you can use on your pet. Track their steps so you know how much exercise they are getting each day. This is key to getting down to that healthy weight. Just remember to start slow.

3.  Be Patient

It's going to take at least several months before you see any kind of impact. For Lu-Seal it took one full year. She's now lost half her weight and is at a healthy 8 pounds.

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