An obese cat has found a home where she can continue the weight loss journey kick started during her time at Blue Cross.
Poor Tubs arrived at our Victoria animal hospital in early January after her elderly owner sadly passed away and there was nobody to care for her.
Although she was otherwise healthy, the eight-year-old tipped the scales at just less than 7kg – some 50 per cent heavier than the average domestic shorthair cat.
So our team had to put her straight on a slimming programme to prevent any future health problems from developing.
Amanda Marrington, Animal Welfare Officer, said: “When a cat is this overweight it can have problems grooming properly, as well as arthritis due to pressure on the joints and heart problems.
“Diabetes and respiratory problems can also develop, and cats of this size tend to be less active, sleep more and have difficulty moving around.
“So it was therefore vital that we started helping Tubs to shift some pounds before it started to affect her health. This needs to be gradual weight loss otherwise it can cause problems with the liver, but she’s been making brilliant progress so far.”