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My Big Fat Pet Makeover

My Big Fat Pet Makeover

  • Premiered: 
    September 30, 2017
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  • Network: Animal Planet
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Subject Matter: Animal
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Plot Synopsis

MY BIG FAT PET MAKEOVER is a one-hour reality series that follows pet expert and trainer Travis Brorsen, as he begins a four-month long weight-loss and behavior modification journey with pet owners and their overweight animals with the aim of helping each pet live a healthier and happier life. The U.S. pet overweight and obesity rate for dogs and cats is more than 50%. Obese animals can experience health problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes and heart failure, thus leading to a shorter life. In this series, Brorsen creates individual exercise and diet plans in addition to implementing positive reinforcement training methods. He also uses creative techniques as wake-up calls for owners, using visual experiments that let them experience what their pets are going through. As an example, one individual is forced to wear a weighted vest to experience the extra weight the dog is living with each day. Can Brorsen help families realize how dire the situations are with their overweight pets? Will the animal owners learn how to properly feed and exercise their pets? While every animal's challenge is unique and their results may be different, Brorsen's goal is to help everyone keep up with their new-found routines. In each 60-minute episode, Brorsen helps two different family pets, including the series opener, "Beagle Burglar," when Brorsen is called to help Jim and Natalie keep their 13-year-old Beagle from overeating and stealing food. Meanwhile foster parents Olivia and Emma have to get their Papillon to his ideal weight in order to get him adopted.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Castleview Productions