Fat cat gets fit! Former 41-pound feline in Texas slims down

This 2012 photo provided by the Richardson Animal Services shows Skinny at the Richardson Animal Shelter in Richardson, Texas. Dr. Brittney Barton says the orange tabby she adopted in 2013 has slimmed from 41 to 19 pounds. (Richardson Animal Services via AP)

A former 41-pound (18.6-kilogram) cat dubbed Skinny has lost more than half of his weight to become the darling of a Dallas veterinary clinic.

Dr. Brittney Barton says the orange tabby she adopted in 2013 has slimmed down to 19 pounds (8.6 kilograms) with exercise and a special diet. Barton calls Skinny the “resident cat” at her practice, HEAL Veterinary Hospital.

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Barton said Friday that Skinny spends weekdays roaming the clinic. The ex-fat cat’s weekends are spent at home with Barton and her family.

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Skinny was found abandoned near Dallas in 2012 and ended up at a shelter. The vet says Skinny just had his annual checkup and is healthy.

Barton says Skinny is living proof that while he’s supposed to be a large cat, “he’s not supposed to be an obese cat.”

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:48 - GMT 06:48
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