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Meet Buddha: The 31-Pound Peaceful Pussycat on a Diet

The deity Buddha is often associated with images of a plump, jolly man, so it's no surprise that a calm, 31-pound cat shares his name. According to TIME, the feline Buddha hopes to keep up the same good attitude while also shedding a few pounds.…

Fat Cat "Skinny" Drops Down to 37 lbs, But Still Too Fat For Adoption

Skinny isn't quite living up to his name, but the orange tabby is making progress. According to TODAY, the pudgy pussycat is shedding the pounds and getting slimmer by the day.  ...

While the nation still mourns Meow, the 39-pound New Mexico cat who recently passed away, a new overweight cat named Garfield seems destined to capture our fat-cat-loving hearts. Much like his cartoon namesake, Garfield may be guilty of partaking in too much lasagna. The tubby orange tabby was taken in by the North Shore Animal League on Thursday and weighed in at almost 40 pounds. He is a virtual doppelganger of Meow, but hopefully he will find a happier fate. Garfield was rescued locally in New York City yesterday after his caregiver d...

Meow is a true fat cat. The orange-and-white tabby weighs in at almost 40 pounds. According to The Associated Press, the big guy has to waddle to get around due to his weight, but is trying to drop some of the extra cushioning so he can be adopted. Meow ended up at the Santa Fe Animal Shelter and Humane Society in New Mexico after his 87-year-old owner could no longer care for the feline. Shelter workers say that the 2-year-old tabby has a cuddly demeanor to match his sweet, mushy face, and that he will certainly make a great companion. He just needs to shed some weight first. Meow is currently living with a foster family and is being kept on a special diet. The big kitty must drop 10 poun...

jon.roberts, Flickr How to Ward Off Holiday Weight Gain in Pets By Dr. Ernie Ward via Vetstreet We're in the final stretch of that terrible trifecta of weight gain: Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's. The 39 days in between these holidays offer a multitude of meals for your family to gorge upon. The trouble is that we also share these food celebrations with our pets, resulting in the accumulation of unwanted pounds for all of us. By the time the last bit of confetti has fallen, many of us are in desperate need of a fresh start - and a diet. So what's an animal lover to do? How can we share the holidays with our pets in a more healthful manner? SEE ALSO: Few Cat Lovers Know Risks of O...

Photo illusration by Laura Gilbert (Getty/Laura Gilbert) Wherein I try to get my pets to a healthy cat weight. Previously on DeeDee and Tino's Weight Loss Blog, the vet informed me that I was feeding my fat cats too much. Like, way too much. I was advised to dole out two 5.5-ounce cans of wet food each day instead of just a single can plus the 16 ounces of kibble I was allowing my two to graze on all day. Why 16 ounces of kibble? With an unpredictable schedule, I worried that if DeeDee and Tino didn't have access to food when I was out they'd grow hungry, hurt and distrustful. You've seen these two patheitc creatures -- haven't they been through enough in their lives? But my vet assur...