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Dog three times heavier than normal goes on diet

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Dog Diet - Level 0

Wolfgang the dog went on a diet. He was three times heavier than normal. This was unhealthy. His owner overfed him and then left him at an animal shelter. A dog lover rescued Wolfgang. She looked at him once and it was love at first sight. She took the overweight dog home and put him on a diet.

Wolfgang is now doing well. He has just 600 calories a day. He swims, walks and exercises every day. His weight is down to 28kgs, from 40kgs. His new owner is very happy. She said: "His personality shines through. He's just such a nice dog. It's so hard to say no to that face." Wolfgang has 37,000 followers on Instagram.

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Dog Diet - Level 1

Wolfgang the dog had to go on a diet. He was three times heavier than normal. This was unhealthy. He risked getting diseases. His owner overfed him and then abandoned him at an animal shelter. Many customers came to the shelter. No one took Wolfgang because he was so big. Then, a dog lover came to the rescue. She looked at Wolfgang and it was love at first sight. She took the overweight beagle home and put him on a diet to lose weight.

Wolfgang is now doing well. He has only 600 calories a day. He swims, goes on walks and exercises every day. He is losing weight. His new owner is very happy with him. She said: "His personality shines through. He's just such a nice dog. It's so hard to say no to that face." She makes his food. He eats turkey and vegetables. Beagles usually weigh around 13kgs, but Wolfgang weighed 40kgs. He now has his own Instagram account. He has 37,000 followers.

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Dog Diet - Level 2

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A dog named Wolfgang had to go on a diet. He was three times heavier than normal. This was dangerous for his health. He risked having many diseases and problems. Wolfgang the beagle was left at an animal shelter. His owner overfed him and then abandoned him. Many visitors came to the shelter for a dog. No one took Wolfgang because he was so big. Then, dog lover Erin McManus came to the rescue. She looked at Wolfgang and it was love at first sight. She took the overweight dog home and decided to help him lose weight. She put him on a diet.

Wolfgang is now doing very well. He is limited to 600 calories a day. He swims in the pool every day, goes on walks, and exercises on a treadmill. The weight is falling off him. Ms McManus is very happy with his progress. She makes his food. He eats turkey, vegetables and some supplements. Beagles usually weigh around 13kgs, but Wolfgang weighed 40kgs. He has 37,000 followers on his own Instagram account. McManus said: "His personality shines through. He's just such a nice dog. It's so hard to say no to that face." One fan on Instagram wrote: "That boy touches my heart."

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Dog Diet - Level 3

A dog in the USA had to go on a diet. He is a beagle called Wolfgang. He was three times heavier than a normal beagle. This was very dangerous for his health. He risked having many different canine diseases and problems. Poor Wolfgang was in an animal shelter. His owner abandoned him and left him at the shelter. The owner also overfed Wolfgang, so he ballooned in size. Many visitors came to the shelter for a dog, but no one took Wolfgang because he was so big. Then, dog lover Erin McManus came to the rescue. She saw Wolfgang at the shelter and it was love at first sight. She took the overweight dog home and decided to help him lose weight. She put him on a crash diet.

Wolfgang is now doing very well on his diet. He is limited to just 600 calories a day. He swims in the family pool every day, goes on walks, and exercises on a water treadmill. The kgs are now falling off him. Ms McManus is very happy with his progress. She said: "I make his food. It's lean turkey, lots of vegetables, and some supplements." She said he has lost over 12kgs. Beagles usually weigh around 13kgs, but Wolfgang weighed 40kgs. He now has his own Instagram account with over 37,000 followers. McManus said: "I think his personality shines through. He's just such a nice dog. It's so hard to say no to that face." One Instagram fan wrote: "I love following his journey. That boy touches my heart."

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