When you eat food, you often exceed the amount of food that is required for providing nutrition to your body. Thus, most of you have to deal with the problem of excess weight. Just like a human being, the dog also tend to eat more than what is required for their body. This results in adding those extra pounds to your body weight that is really hard to shed.
the picture of Drax, a labrador from Queensland, Australia went viral on the Internet.
Drax wasn’t always this chunky though
Drax was found on the streets of Queensland in a very poor shape by Charmaine Hulley’s sister.
“My sister found him outside her local supermarket a couple of years ago just laying there curled up. He looked skinny and uncared for,” Hulley told Hiptoro. “She put him in the car and he just froze with fear and wouldn’t look at anyone.”
Hulley was living with his sister and four small dogs at that time. It barely took anytime for Drax to adopt and settle into the new house with other puppies.
“He’s the most placid dog you could come across,” Hulley said. “He’s the most loving and happy and laid-back boy that just adores all other dogs.”
He quickly made friends with his brothers and sisters, and he was clearly ready to relax into a happy life with his new family.
However, Hulley was due to move out into her own home and she wanted to take Drax with her. She didn’t want Drax to be lonely, so she decided to adopt another dog brother for him.
A few years later, Drax and Hulley visited his sister’s house. But this time, he was not a lonely dog who was picked up from the streets. Rather, Drax is the over-pampered dog who now has gained a lot of weight.
And after a day of playing in the yard, he followed his smaller cousins through the doggy door and got stuck. It was a wake-up call for Drax and his parents.
Charmaine admits that perhaps Drax is ‘a little too loved’ in regards to his larger frame but to her credit, love and food wasn’t always a luxury Drax was afforded too.
“Dad came home early and saw half the doggy door panel on the ground and looked inside and Drax came wandering down the hallway very casually with it on him,” Hulley said. “I looked over and Drax was on the stairs looking at me … my mouth dropped.”
the incident was hilarious, but it was definitely a wake-up call for everyone who was in charge of Drax diet.
Trying to make up for the many times, Drax had to go without, Hulley spoilt him rotten and as a result, he piled on the pounds
Nevertheless, we rooting for Drax all the way on his new journey towards health and fitting through doggy doors. Good luck Drax!