What you’re about to see will inspire you.

Losing weight is a tough proposition for anyone, even our pets.

And even though chunky dogs and cats are quite adorable, it’s really not fair to them to be in bad shape and it’s unhealthy, as well.

And we all want our pets to be around for as long as possible, right?


Well, these dogs all did a great job of losing weight and we think you’re in for a big treat.

Let’s take a look at these photos of dogs that are now living their best lives due to shedding those pounds.

1. Almost half the bodyweight is gone!

A big improvement!

My sister’s corgi. From 40 lbs to 22 lbs! from dechonkers

2. Look healthy and happy.

Can you believe it?

3. A chunker no more.

A significant improvement.

My dog that’s lost half his body weight from rarepuppers

4. Before and after.

Transforming before our eyes.

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#TransformationTuesday When mumma got me in April 2017, I weighed 70 lbs! I was quite a big boy!!! Thus the nickname Noah the Chubby Corgi was born. Mumma knew she wanted me to be as healthy as possible so that I wouldn’t develop hip problems and wanted to make sure I could live a long life, so she immediately put me on a diet and exercise plan. We went for two walks a day, measured my food rations, and I ate green beans and carrots as fat free snacks! It was hard work and I got tired a lot because my energy levels were low. Today, I am at a healthy weight according to the vet at 50 lbs! I have since climbed mountains 700 ft tall and gone on 6 mile hikes without stopping! Mumma says she’s really proud of me! Though this is my known nickname now, I’m actually a smaller Noah than I was 3 years ago, but with the same huge personality! Shoutout to everyone who has followed me on my journey! A healthy doggo is a happy doggo! #dogweightloss #chubbyatheart #mystory

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5. Getting in shape!

Good work by all!

6. Won’t get fat again.

Staying fit is important. Even for dogs.

Ruby has been dechonkified for a while now, but I wanted to share. She went from 24.2lbs to 15lbs. She’s still obsessed with food, but I’ll never let her get fat again (more on that in the comments) from dechonkers

7. Wow. This pooch was HUGE.

But not anymore!

8. A whole new life.

No more junk food.

Fed junk food and never given any exercise her whole life, Shiloh couldn’t walk more than 10 meters before having to stop and rest. 3 months later, she’s lost 30 pounds and can walk over 1 km without stopping! from BeforeNAfterAdoption

9. What a difference three months makes.

Time to slim down.

Nala is ready for summer. She lost about 7 lbs since she came to our home. from shiba

10. Slow and steady.

You look fabulous!

Slow and steady wins the race. from dechonkers

11. A change in lifestyle.

That’s all it took.

Obese Chihuahua Lost Half Of Her Body Weight After Following A Low-Calorie Diet from aww

12. Good job, Maggie!

Shedding those pounds like a champ!

Maggie, September-April. from dechonkers

13. Is this the same dog?

You bet it is!

Belle’s back with an update! She’s doing so well on her dechonking journey. This weekend she got a well deserved haircut. Give her some love! from dechonkers

Those pics really warm my heart. You can tell those dogs are enjoying life a lot more than they used to.

How about you? Have you ever had a pet that had to lose a bunch of weight?

If so, tell us about it in the comments and share some photos as well if you have them.

Please and thank you!