ALfie the Labrador, infamous as Britain's fattest dog is now put on a crash diet. He used to be over fed because the owner kept forgetting the dog had already been fed. At 12st 5lb (80kg), he is three times the †normal weight of a Labrador. The 12-year-old canine has been handed over to the RSPCA for getting back to shape. Christine Dooley, centre manager, said: 'He literally could not stand up when he arrived because he was so fat. I have never seen a dog that fat before in my 27 years with the RSPCA, he must be Britain's fattest pet. He was being fed to death, it's amazing he was alive given his size. A healthy Labrador weighs about 30 kilos (4stone 7lbs), so poor Alfie was carrying the weight of two Labradors, and a Staffie too.' † The dog is now on a calorie controlled diet with two meals a day, and strictly no treats. Source: Medindia << Mars Does Not Endorse Deep-fried Mars Bar Midwife 'ripped' Placenta After Birth Leading to Death of M... >> Recommended Reading Chinese Restaurant Syndrome Chinese restaurant syndrome is an allergic reaction seen in some individuals after eating Chinese food. READ MORE Pemphigus Pemphigus is a rare group of autoimmune diseases that affect the skin and mucous membranes causing blisters and sores that fail to heal. READ MORE Pheromones Pheromones are the wonder chemicals that are known to significantly influence the love chemistry and sexual attraction between a man and woman. READ MORE Bulimia Nervosa The term ''Bulimia'' refers to episodes of uncontrolled excessive eating, known as "binges," followed by self-induced vomiting or purgation. READ MORE Diet Pills Diet pills are flooding the market by millions. The positive side of diet pills to most people is that they achieve their objective of losing weight. Medical reviews are against the use of diet pills. READ MORE Lifestyle Modification: No Big Deal! Simple and practically possible lifestyle changes can make a huge difference in improving our health status without actually putting much effort. READ MORE Low Carbohydrate Diet A low carbohydrate diet helps achieve weight loss. It is a diet plan that restricts the carbohydrate intake. READ MORE Macrobiotic Diet Macrobiotics is an Oriental theory that lays down guidelines for promoting well-being and longevity through systematic diet consisting mainly of whole grains and beans. READ MORE Negative Calorie Diet The History of dieting probably dates back to the year 1807. It was believed that King William suddenly felt the urge to lose weight after he found it difficult to ride his horse due to weight gain. READ MORE South Beach Diet South Beach Diet plan originally developed to prevent heart disease, soon gained popularity as weight loss diet plan. This diet plan was developed by Dr.Arthur Agaston and Marie Almon. READ MORE The Cabbage Diet The plausible reason that can be sited is the inherent low calorie property of cabbage. READ MORE Why Do We Eat - Nutrition Facts The importance of eating food and the physiological, psychological and social functions of food. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Iron Intake Calculator Drug Side Effects Calculator Color Blindness Calculator More News on: Diet PillsLow Carbohydrate DietThe Cabbage DietSouth Beach DietNegative Calorie DietBulimia NervosaWhy Do We Eat - Nutrition FactsDiet Lifestyle and Heart DiseaseMacrobiotic DietLifestyle Modification: No Big Deal!