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poor obese cat

so at the boarding kennel I work at there is this 7 year old obese cat that we recently took in, her owners were going to euthanize her(that makes me so mad), and so we kept her and now she lives at the kennel in the cat room. Shes really great about the other animals that stay with us while there parents are on vacation, and shes super sweet. She was 27 lbs when we got her shes since gone down to 23, and has become more energetic but she still has trouble walking for long periods of time. Cats cant lose weight too fast because they can get fatty liver disease, so were trying to keep her at losing about a lb a month, shes on 1/2 cup food a day, itll be really nice when shes skinny and we can find her a home.
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Omg! I hate it when people spoil their pets so much that they become super overweight. In my eyes it's almost as bad as starving them with all of the diseases that can come with obesity.
Poor girl. Glad you guys took her in !



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shhhhh my jessie is overweight lol but we are working on her diet. we've been reducing her weight for about 5 months and shes lost 5 lbs. she was 20 lbs when we started fixing her diet and now shes about 15 lbs. but jessie was never THAT big. jessies problem is shes getting old and has some arthritis coming in her shoulders. so shes been less active. before i could free feed, now i have to monitor her diet. fed two times a day. i divide the amount she needs twice a day. she gets about 3/4 cup all day but divided. i cant reduce it because we got 4 cats, 3 of them are slim! so they need to eat too. but the 3/4 is working to keep the other 3 good weights and jessies weight down. shes more active as well since the weight loss and is starting to be able to clean her back end...

why would they put her down because shes so big?



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awww poor kitty! but he/she is cute as well My cousins cat is super fat, she binge eats since her brother passed away a couple years ago



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Oh, I'm not saying bad things about overweight cats, I'm talking about superly Obese cats like this one.
My Peata used to be fat (shhh, don't tell him) but he's slimmed down a LOT since Freya came and now he's a healthy weight. He was super lazy before but now he's hyper like a kitten a lot of the time, lol.
I bet the owners were going to put her down because she has some type of weight related health problem? Has the vet tested her for any? Diabetes or something could be an issue...



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oh i know i was joking around lol

jessie is negative for diabetes luckily, but she does have some health problems. but i would not put her down for them, theyre not cancer or anything fatal. theyre things to be maintained. most problems with obese cats are things easily maintained. so if they want to put her down for something manageable, thats kinda sad.



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Oh I know, it'd be ridiculous if she just had diabetes that could even be reversed if she lost weight and they wanted to put her down.
People that get pets that can't afford or won't get them veterinary care really bother me! Or people who get rid of their cat or dog once they're old and "boring".



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That's so sad! Poor thing, cute though. I will have to show you all a picture. I'll post it later

I hope she shifts all that weight

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There was a program on tv called fat pets i think and you can take them swimming to help them loose the weight, so i dont know if that is available where you are


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Swimming with cats? LOL. I think she'd get her faced clawed off. :P



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I did find a different video of a cat swimming http://wn.com/Fat_Cat_swimming
but you get the idea lol


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It's very rare for a cat to like water.
We had a kitten before that we had to bathe when it was really little all the time because it had a RI and we had to wash it's eyes off and so we just decided to bathe all of it..
Well, she did NOT like water when she was older. :P
It's worth a try though if you don't mind a few lacerations...



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I was surprised when i watched it but if it helps them then its a good idea


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