Millions were first introduced to Cinderblock in a viral video that showed her refusing to exercise. Thankfully, she’s since had a change of heart, and has recently taken up exercising on a special underwater treadmill.
Cinderblock’s veterinarian at Northshore Veterinary Hospital has been posting videos of their ample animal’s weight loss journey on the YouTube channel, Cinder Gets Fit.
“As many of you know Cinder was relinquished to Northshore Vet Hospital last week. Purina has offered to help with her care. It is important to feed a prescription weight loss food to a pet that is this overweight because it is balanced nutritionally to avoid essential nutrient deficiencies that can happen on a weight loss program. Many people have wondered why Northshore is subjecting Cinder to the underwater treadmill. Cinder has arthritis in multiple joints and is carrying an extra 10 lb of body weight. The water provides a reduced weight-bearing environment that increases functional use of limbs without marked weight loading and resultant discomfort to joints. She's still in the process of becoming acclimated to this treadmill and the water level is lower than we would like just so she can become used to the process.”