It’s important to prevent your cat from putting on too much weight, as overweight cats can face many health implications that can prevent them from enjoying a happy and healthy lifestyle. Cats should lose weight at a rate no greater than 3%-4% of the cat’s total body weight per month. Overweight cats are at a greater risk of developing chronic diseases. Most domestic cats should weigh about 10 pounds, though that can vary by breed and frame.However, most healthy domestic cats tend to hover around the 8 – 10 pound mark. If your cat exceeds 12 pounds, he’s likely overweight.
Mitzi, an overweight stray cat, was returned to the animal shelter four times. The plump cat arrived at Woodside Sanctuary in Plymouth, Devon weighing almost 17 pounds. She was immediately started on a nutritious diet and daily playtime to jump-start her weight loss. The shelter posted a picture of the large cat with the caption,
“Mitzi, the fattest cat we have ever had in? ……Probably!”
Her story went viral after she was dubbed “Britain’s fattest cat”. People from around the world offered to adopt her, but the shelter was able to find a local person and thought that would be Mitzi’s forever home. But unfortunately, the owner died and she once again left abandoned.
Sadly, the owner passed away and she ended up back at the shelter.
Three other people were willing to adopt Mitzi but for one reason or another she had to return to the shelter. The staff discovered that Mitzi needed a home without children or other animals. Mitzi patiently waited for another loving home. Mitzi, now 9-years-old, has finally found her forever home. The family took good care of this fluffy cat. They are aware of her quirks and love her unconditionally. “She’s such a sweet cat,” shelter manager Helen Lecointe told. “We really hope she’s found her fairytale ending.”
She needed a family that would continue to encourage her to play and move. Luckily, Mitzi has finally found her forever home where he gets love and care.