“When I come home from work, my dogs would typically come to the door and greet me. But Wolfgang couldn’t do that. It would just tire him out too much,” McManis said. “He would be on his bed, tail wagging as hard as it could, waiting for me to come over and greet him. He still wanted to acknowledge us, and as he started to lose weight, he eventually could come to the door.”
Now, after a year of diet and exercise, Wolfgang has dropped nearly half his body weight. At 51 pounds, he’s able to chase toys, run, swim and play with his brother Andre.