22 Apr '12, 2pm

39 Pound Cat Goes on Diet | Care2 Healthy Living

39 Pound Cat Goes on Diet | Care2 Healthy Living

Adult male cats typically only weigh about six to twelve pounds, but a two-year-old tabby in New Mexico surpassed the average by over three times. He is close to 40 pounds and consequently is being put on a diet to lose at least ten. Named Meow, he was turned over to a shelter because his elderly owner could no longer take care of him. He is so large he has little interest in playing. The shelter believes if he loses ten pounds he will be more appealing to potential adopters. It hasn’t been confirmed yet what exactly led to him becoming so huge, but it doesn’t take much imagination to see it was probably overfeeding. It also could be related to a thyroid problem, because lower metabolic rates are caused by it. If a normal sized cat continues eating the same amounts of food after their metabolic rate has decreased, they will gain weight. Weight gain can also be caused by Cu...

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care2.com 21 Apr '12, 9pm

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