'Monster' Cat In China Weighs 33 Pounds
POSTED: 6:16 pm EST February 20, 2006
UPDATED: 6:32 pm EST February 20, 2006
A 33-pound cat in Qingdao, China, is being described as a "feline monster" because of its 31-inch waist and large size, according to a report.
The 9-year-old cat from the Shandong Province is so heavy it needs the help of its owner to get onto a bed. However, the cat is in surprisingly good health despite its weight, Local 6 News reported.
The cat's owner said it has no interest in eating fish but prefers to eat six pounds of chicken and pork each day.
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This fat cat is not alone in his weight problem, according to the report. Obesity has become a serious problem for the modern cat, primarily due to a lack of exercise and a richer diet.
Cats are susceptible to a range of illnesses including kidney trouble and diabetes, if they are allowed to remain overweight.
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