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    Pets thin prizes: Fat cats and massive mutts among animals vets hope to help get in shape

    NewsUK Cat NewsFriday 30 March 2012
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    Portly pooches and flabby felines are desperately battling to shed some pounds in a competition run by an animal charity.
    Pet Fit Club, a competition run by the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals, encourages overweight cats, dogs and rabbits to get in shape.
    Specialist vets will be guiding the owners of each of these supersized pets on their journey to good health by providing a balanced diet and tailored exercise plan.
    The contestants - 11 dogs, five cats and two rabbits - are carrying a combined excess weight of more than 24 stone - the equivalent of 380 tins of dog food, 35 average-sized cats or 50 Yorkshire Terriers.

     

    Mammoth mog: Maverick, a long-haired cat from Edinburgh, weighs 1 stone 8lbs. Will he lose the 10lbs needed to get to 12lbs?
    Mammoth mog: Maverick, a long-haired cat from Edinburgh, weighs 1 stone 8lbs. Will he lose the 10lbs needed to get to 12lbs?

     

     

    Maverick gets diet advice from Nurse Amanda
    Maverick gets some helpful diet advice from nurse Amanda

     

    Nick McGowan-Lowe

     

    Maverick, weighing in is part of PDSA Pet fit club
    Maverick: More than big-boned

     

    Nick McGowan-Lowe

     

    Handout photo issued by the PDSA of Fifi Bottomley who weighs 9.3kg
    Pregnant puss? Nope - but Fifi Bottomley is 1 stone 6lbs

     

     
     
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