Ruby the Jack Russell named Pet Slimmer of the Year
A former rescue dog has been crowned the pet slimming champion of the year after shedding a third of her bodyweight.
Ruby, a Jack Russell Terrier, was morbidly obese at a whopping 9.1kg, making her more than 50% overweight.
After a six-month diet and fitness regime run by the animal charity PDSA, she has lost seven inches from her waist and weighs in at just over 6kg.
Ruby's owner Steve told Daybreak her initial weight gain was due to giving her treats - as a rescue dog the family wanted to spoil her and "she was quite thin".
Some of the other top slimmers include:
- TJ - a Staffordshire Bull Terrier from Edinburgh
- Nyah - a Cocker Spaniel from Glasgow
- Mizzy - a Bull Mastiff from Derby
- Prince - a ginger and white cat from Derby