1. Meet Diesel the boxer. He’s four years old, he’s from Poole, and his favourite food is Custard Cream biscuits. He’s also double the weight he should be.
Diesel is one of 17 obese pets trying to lose weight on PDSA’s Pet Fit Club, the animal charity’s annual slimming competition. It involves a six-month programme of tailored eating and exercise plans overseen by PDSA vets and nurses. Here are the other competitors (and their snacks of choice).