Cow Cats - The New Feline Breed!
Introducing Snowball, the star of the new movie - Mutant Ninja Cats!
Welcome Cat Lovers!
Well, as you can see by this first photo, this article is not about your normal, everday feline friends. The photos that follow are not fakes, at least as far as I can tell, but are of real pets that have somewhat of a dietary problem! You just won't believe the size of these cats! So, loosen your belt, get a nice snack and take a gander at these "Cow Cats!"
All the cats featured on this page wiil have a chance to win a guest appearance on the 'Biggest Loser' TV show. Although we can laugh at these photos, the problem of overweight pets is very serious and even deadly!
I can't believe I ate the WHOLE thing...BURP!
I am not fat, just pleasingly plump... anyone up for Sumo wrestling?
How undignified! Goodness Lady, at least cover my bottom half!
I've fallen and I can't get up...wake me when it's time to eat!
My friends call me 'Jaws'.
No, you cannot use me as a doorstop!
Does anyone have some Pepto Bismol handy?
Is somebody free to give me a belly rub?
I am not getting on that scale and that is final!
A chubby cat in action....well, sort of...
Animal Obesity - a Serious Health Problem
Although we all can laugh at these photos, overweight pets are a huge problem in our country and the world. So many of our animal friends are dieing way earlier than they would if they maintained healthy lifestyles. Overfeeding and lack of exercise are the main culprits of overweight pets, especially in cats! Diabetes is rising so fast in our pets..it is absolutely frightening! These pets depend on us to care for them and keep them healthy, but sadly, we aren't doing a good job.
Commercial pet foods are very high in calories and fat content...exactly what our pets don't need. Very few commercial brands are considered well-balanced and healthy. Unfortunately, even our veterinarians and animal shelters use these unhealthy commercial brands for their pets. Many get free or substantially reduced prices for these products since it is a way for the manufacturers to advertise. As a pet owner, it is your reponsibility to provide your pet with healthy food and take care of their other needs as well, such as regular exercise. Our pets depend TOTALLY on us for their well-being, providing us with companionship, love, and enjoyment. The least we can do is take care of them the best way possible.
Dr. Fox and Friend
For excellent information on caring for our animal friends, Dr. Fox, a highly respected veterinarian and supporter of animal rights, please visit his website. His website provides a variety of topics for the responsible pet owner, including healthy pet nutrition, information on how to treat a wide variety of animal maladies, and so much more! As a syndicated columnist in many newspapers, his advice columns are a welcome source of information to millions of people.
- Who is Author and Well-Known Veternarian Dr. Michael W. Fox?
Biological information on nationally syndicated pet wellness column, "Ask Dr. Fox."
Well, my friends, I truly hope you enjoyed our chubby friends! I truly feel sorry for these poor cats! Most appear to be happy and healthy. I am sure, most of them are relatively young, but as they grow older, I am sure their quality of life will begin to deteriorate. Just walking with that much weight will cause a lot of spinal and other problems. Moving around will become more difficult with each year. These poor babies will have to live with pain, joint problems, and of course, will most likely get diabetes and organ problems, not to mention an untimely death. How sad to know these loving pets are most likely doomed to an early death and a lot of suffering as they near the end of their lives. People say that they love their pets and I am 100% sure the owners of these pets do. I just pray they do all that they can to get their cats back to a healthy weight so they can have more years with their feline companions. Thanks for visiting and God Bless you and God's creatures!