'The Biggest Loser's' Alison Sweeney signs on to help overweight pets, too

As the host of "The Biggest Loser" Alison Sweeney helps motivate people to lose weight and lead a healthier life. But while she was busy with that, she overlooked one important member of her own household - her dog, Winky. Now, she has signed on to help launch the Hill's Science Diet Weight Loss System, which has helped her get Winky fit. 

"I feel like I wasn't paying attention to Winky in that way," Sweeny tells Zap2it. "I was feeding her a bowl of food and just moving on. I was going to the gym by myself and I really didn't take her needs into account. I just wasn't focused on that." 

Yes, folks, Sweeney, who has helped dozens of people lose weight on TV, found out from her veterinarian that her own dog was obese. "I guess I was surprised," she tells us. "I didn't realize that I had let that happen, because I love Winky and I consider myself a good pet owner."

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