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10 Ways to Help Your Cat Lose Weight in 2013

Garfield may make fat cats look cute, but the problems that arise from feline obesity are far from funny. Extra pounds on your pussycat can cause feline diabetes, arthritis, breathing difficulties and heart disease. Sadly, feline obesity is on the rise in the United States. According to a survey conducted by the Association…

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...

DeeDee and Tino sleep off their workout Photo: Laura Gilbert Wherein I try to get my pets to a healthy cat weight. After finally accepting the fact that Tino and DeeDee must lose weight, I made an appointment with the obeasts' vet for advice on a game plan. It had been a little over a year since the two had officially been weighed and I knew both had added on some chub. It wasn't until they got on the scale that it became obvious just how much had been added to their heft. DeeDee weighed in at over 19 pounds -- a pound or two up from last year. Tino, meanwhile, was over 18 pounds -- less than DeeDee, but considering he was 14 pounds just last year, that meant he'd put on about 30% of...