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Here's What It Looks Like When An Obese Dog Loses 30 Pounds

Get ready to meet your new hero.

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Meet Bolinha, an 80-pound stray dog from western Brazil.

Bolinha's obesity left him immobile and with serious breathing issues. "Without any portion control and little to no exercise, a dog will just keep putting on weight," Jeff Coffin, a veterinary technician at the Animal Hospital of Chelsea in New York City, tells BuzzFeed Life.
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Bolinha's obesity left him immobile and with serious breathing issues. "Without any portion control and little to no exercise, a dog will just keep putting on weight," Jeff Coffin, a veterinary technician at the Animal Hospital of Chelsea in New York City, tells BuzzFeed Life.

Bolinha lived outside of a gas station where the locals constantly fed him scraps of food, according to Little Things.

Sadly, he became a bit of a roadside attraction.

But then a man brought Bolihna to the Animal Protection Organization, where he got his very first bath!

And he was showered with love as his challenge to get healthy and fit began.

Bolihna started walking on a treadmill in water to alleviate painful pressure on his joints.

He was also put on a restricted diet.

It took some time, but slowly Bolinha started to shed his weight.

In less than a year, Bolinha lost more than 30 pounds.

Bolinha's rescuers are now helping him shed another 15 pounds so that he can reach his goal weight.

Keep fighting the good fight, Bolinha!

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