Alison Sweeney, the host of the popular television weight-loss reality show "The Biggest Loser," is using her experience in humans to focus on the problem in dogs with a new diet plan for canines.

And judging from a recent study, which showed 35 million canines in the U.S. are overweight, there should be no lack of canine clients.

Sweeney decided to take on the problem in dogs when her veterinarian told her that her Boston Terrier needed to slim down.