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Pets forced on a diet.

A PORTLY pooch has made it to the final of a dieting competition after being found to be one of the country's fattest pets.

Two-year-old Cavalier King Charles spaniel Bo weighed 19.75kg (44lb), over twice the recommended weight for his breed.

His owner, Joan Gilmour, 50, from Heb-burn, said she was worried about her greedy dog's weight and entered the competition, run by vet charity PDSA. Bo will join six other dogs and a cat from across Britain on a 100-day programme run by PDSA vets and nurses to help them battle the bulge.

The animal with the biggest percentage weight loss will be crowned PDSA Pet Fit Club champ and win a holiday for pet and owner.
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Nov 18, 2008
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