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At 75 pounds, Obie the Dachshund was twice the ideal weight for his breed. Like a lot of overweight pets, Obie had been severely overfed by his well-intentioned but misguided elderly owner. When he came under the care of a new owner, Obie was put on a strict diet. And it worked! But it also left poor Obie with lots and lots of extra loose skin. Watch the video to see Obie's transformation under the knife....

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.  ...

Most Fat Cats Stay Happy Fat Cats

For today's Daily Vet, we're revisiting Dr. Ken Tudor's column from March on the topic of fat, but happy, cats. Does your cat need to lose weight? Before you put your cat on a diet, read what Dr. Tudor has to say. Feeding the overweight cat is both the easiest and the most complex task. With few exceptions - like the emaciated looking Siamese at the small end and the Maine Coon at the large end - the ideal target weight for most cats is approximately ten pounds. Unlike with dogs, we know the exact size of the thin cat inside Garfield and how many calories he needs. But administering that feeding program is nearly impossible. Cat eating behavior makes scheduled feedings very difficult,...

SpongeBob the Massive 33-Pound Cat Passes Away Soon After Adoption

The pet world has lost one of its most captivating cats today. According to the (U.K.) Daily Mail, SpongeBob, the New York-based, 33-pound cat has passed away only two months after being adopted.  SpongeBob wobbled into the public eye earlier this year when he was surrendered to an animal rescue. He…

Last February we reported that 21 percent of American pets are obese, but it seems that the numbers are quite a bit larger: according to the American Veterinary Medical Association, an enormous 40 percent of all dogs and cats in America are overweight. That's right: it's bad enough that around 30 percent of adults in the U.S. are obese, but now their pets are suffering from weight issues too. Obesity is one of the most common preventable health problems in pets, so why is this happening? RELATED: Nine Pets It's Illegal To Own In California (Slideshow) While veterinarians are increasingly aware of this problem, a survey done by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) shows...

The fat cats are taking over, and we're not talking about Wall Street. Last week it was 40-pound newcomer Garfield, and now, according to New York Post, there is a new big kitty in town: 30-pound SpongeBob. The plump pussycat is currently residing at the Animal Haven shelter in New York City, where workers say the tabby is having a hard time finding a home. Animal Haven's associate director, Kendra Mara, believes that people are intimidated by SpongeBob's size, and think he will be harder to handle and less sociable. RELATED: Remembering Meow the 39-Pound Cat Mara reassures prospective adopters that SpongeBob is just as cuddly and playful as cats half his size. He grew to 30 pounds...