Obese cat taken to Downham Market centre for assist

A chubby hangover was put on a diet after piled on the pounds during lockdown.

Colin has now been presented with a personal healthy eating and exercise training plan after tipping on the scales at 8.8 kg when he was admitted to the Downham Market Adoption Center by Cats Protection.

Colin has now created a personal training plan for healthy eating and exercise after tipping on the scales with a weight of 8.8 kg
– Credit: Cat Protection

The chunky cat, now nine years old, was almost twice as heavy as an adult cat. His owners were moving and couldn’t take him away.

Colin was put on a special portioned diet and exercise program with toys and supervised play to help him lose weight on a more sensible 6.5 kg as a starting point.

This reduces the risk of Colin developing health problems like diabetes, joint problems, and heart failure, and it also means he can undergo a dental job that requires an anesthetic that cannot be safely done until he has lost weight.

Colin has now created a personal training plan for healthy eating and exercise after tipping on the scales with a weight of 8.8 kg

Colin has now created a personal training plan for healthy eating and exercise after tipping on the scales with a weight of 8.8 kg
– Credit: Cat Protection

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The center’s staff are looking for a new owner who can help him stick to his healthy living program once they are satisfied with his weight loss.

Becky Piggott, Senior Cat Care Assistant, said, “We are looking for someone who can act as a personal trainer to help Colin maintain his weight and fitness goals.

“He’s adorable, but he’s a lazy boy who isn’t a fan of exercise.

Colin has now created a personal training plan for healthy eating and exercise after tipping on the scales with a weight of 8.8 kg

Colin has now created a personal training plan for healthy eating and exercise after tipping on the scales with a weight of 8.8 kg
– Credit: Cat Protection

“We’re not talking about bootcamp, but Colin is going to need encouragement to do any exercise at all, so we’re looking for an owner who has the time to get involved.

“Colin’s previous owner said he was always a big cat, but I suspect being more home meant they gave him extra goodies.

“Colin loves his food a little too much, so he didn’t want to say no. But if Colin can take something off and keep it off, he’ll live happier, healthier lives.”

Colin has now created a personal training plan for healthy eating and exercise after tipping on the scales with a weight of 8.8 kg

Colin has now created a personal training plan for healthy eating and exercise after tipping on the scales with a weight of 8.8 kg
– Credit: Cat Protection

According to Cats Protection’s 2020 survey of over 6,300 cat owners in the UK, at least 3.2 million overweight cats are overweight.