If there’s one thing nobody enjoys, it’s surely dieting.
And one golden retriever’s grumpy reaction to a small portion has gone viral after she was put on a diet on the vet’s orders.
The beautiful dog, called Mango, has had sympathy from many quarters after she fumed at the lack of food, the Daily Star reports.
Her puppy dog eyes have been melting hearts, with TikTok viewers feeling really sorry for her.
The clip, which was originally posted by TikTok user @itsmissmango, was a huge hit on the app, with over 459,000 views and almost 35,000 likes.
The video begins as Mango’s owner pours a measly cup of food into a big dog bowl.
The golden retriever pauses, clearly expecting more is on the way.
It takes a second for her to realise what is going on, but then Mango quickly catches on and begins to flash her owner a desperate look.
The adorable look only gets cuter by the second, leaving many to question how Mango’s owner could possibly resist her eyes.
But it then turns to turns to a scowl as the dog fumes at the lack of dinner.
But as the video explains, the diet is on the order of Mango’s vet, rather than the choice of her owner, so the poor pup is all out of luck.
Viewers instantly fell in love with the golden retriever, with one user commenting: “Omg those eyes are breaking my heart, my love.”
Another equally enamoured viewer wrote: “Just give that dog more please.”
A third added: “Mango – I’m coming to rescue you!”
Golden retrievers have proven to be one of the most popular breeds on the video sharing app, racking up 14 billion views.
The lovable gundogs are well known for being intelligent and affectionate family dogs, described as ‘kind, friendly and confident’ by The Kennel Club.
In another viral video a goldie called Phi Phi was caught ‘spying’ on her next door neighbour, a Samoyed called Bentley.
The nosy pup found a peep hole in their garden fence, and loved watching what her ‘bestie’ was doing on the other side.
One follower even joked the spy dog could be the next James Bond, writing: “I can’t wait to see more of James Bond the dog, haha #spydog.”
It’s Dog Show week over at TeamDogs – a six-day celebration of what makes our pets special in the style of a virtual village fete without the muddy field and dodgy hotdogs.
And a pair of golden retrievers went viral after tussling over a dog chew.
The pair, called Gamja and Chip, proved that sibling rivalries extend to canine brothers too.
The owner of the social media duo from Orange County, California, US, captured an adorable argument over a bully stick – but it didn’t end in tears as expected.
The argument results in a game of tug of war with the chew, sharing the treat between them.