Samantha Armytage shares a video of her beloved dog Banjo walking on an ‘underwater treadmill’


‘We had a workout’: Former Sunrise host Samantha Armytage shares a video of her beloved dog Banjo walking on an ‘underwater treadmill’

He’s been fat-shamed in the past, and on Thursday, Samantha Armytage shared a video of her beloved dog Banjo on an underwater treadmill.

‘And then “we” had a workout,’ the 44-year-old former Sunrise host captioned the video, which was posted to Instagram Stories.

A second post showed an unimpressed Banjo standing on the treadmill in front of a woman – possibly Samantha – with the TV star joking that he ‘loves it’.

Getting a workout: He’s been fat-shamed in the past, and on Thursday, Samantha Armytage shared a video of her beloved dog Banjo on an underwater treadmill

‘For all those asking, Banjo (like many Labs) has arthritis in his elbows and knees. So a few times a week we do a session on the underwater treadmill…’ she explained.

Critics previously accused Samantha of overfeeding the four-year-old Labrador after she shared a photo of him lazing on a couch on Instagram back in September 2019.

The photo showed Banjo sprawled out on the couch, with his legs lazily dangling off the side, and his head appearing to be buried against the arm rest. 

Let's get physical: And then "we" had a workout,' the 44-year-old former Sunrise host captioned the video, which was posted to Instagram Stories

Let’s get physical: And then “we” had a workout,’ the 44-year-old former Sunrise host captioned the video, which was posted to Instagram Stories

Not happy: A second post showed an unimpressed Banjo standing on the treadmill in front of a woman - possibly Samantha - with the TV star joking that he 'loves it'

Not happy: A second post showed an unimpressed Banjo standing on the treadmill in front of a woman – possibly Samantha – with the TV star joking that he ‘loves it’

‘What are you feeding him? Lol,’ wrote one person, while another added, ‘(Banjo) Getting well fed Sam!!’ 

Other dog lovers were concerned for Banjo’s health and well-being. 

‘Aww, love this but after owning Labs forever, his poor hips and knees are not going to handle his weight and he will be in so much pain,’ commented one follower.

Well-fed: Critics previously accused Samantha of overfeeding the four-year-old Labrador after she shared a photo of him lazing on a couch on Instagram back in September 2019

Well-fed: Critics previously accused Samantha of overfeeding the four-year-old Labrador after she shared a photo of him lazing on a couch on Instagram back in September 2019

But others were quick to jump to Banjo’s defence, arguing that everyone needed to lay off the adorable dog.

‘Awww, stop fat shaming Banjo, everyone has a bad angle,’ wrote one person. 

A Sydney-based veterinarian told Daily Mail Australia at the time that the dog appeared ‘overweight’ based on his appearance in the photo.

Big boned: A Sydney-based veterinarian told Daily Mail Australia at the time that the dog appeared 'overweight' based on his appearance

Big boned: A Sydney-based veterinarian told Daily Mail Australia at the time that the dog appeared ‘overweight’ based on his appearance

'A good weight loss diet is super important for this dog,' the vet - who did not want to be named - told Daily Mail Australia

‘A good weight loss diet is super important for this dog,’ the vet – who did not want to be named – told Daily Mail Australia

A healthy weight for male Labradors is around 30 kilos.

‘A good weight loss diet is super important for this dog,’ the vet – who did not want to be named – told Daily Mail Australia. 

‘Just like humans, they are prone to osteoarthritis, increased joint pain from excess weight and heart disease.’

'Just like humans, they are prone to osteoarthritis, increased joint pain from excess weight and heart disease,' a vet told Daily Mail Australia

‘Just like humans, they are prone to osteoarthritis, increased joint pain from excess weight and heart disease,’ a vet told Daily Mail Australia

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