Fat cats and dogs compete to become the UK’s ‘biggest loser’ and take on the ultimate pet weight-loss challenge
Sadly, overweight pets are a big problem in the UK and other western countries including Australia.
Vet charity PDSA unveils the heavy hounds, colossal cats and bulging bunnies taking on the ultimate pet weight-loss challenge.
Fat cats and dogs finalists include:
- Curvy Cilla is from Liverpool. She weighs in at nearly 54.4kg. Her canine companion, supersized Shyla, tips the scales at a hefty 50.2kg. Their owner used to give the portly pooches treats including crumpets, pasta, and biscuits. Together they need to lose nearly 24.6kg.
- The heaviest cat in the competition is Lucy who ate and slept her way to a colossal 8.8kg – around 120% overweight – after her owner mistakenly believed she was pregnant and fed her double portions!
- Tipping the scales at nearly a stone, is seven-year-old Chihuahua Tyty whose weight-gain has been caused by his thieving ways. He may be smaller than most dogs but is a big-time bully when it comes to food. He takes the lion’s share from his canine housemates even stealing potentially deadly treats like chocolate bars from his owner.
- Supersized kitty, Puff, from Sheffield now tips the scales at 7.5kg, making her around 50% overweight. With the help of her owner she has already lost 2.3kg since being rehomed last year.
Meet the fat finalists: