Mum pleads for exercise ideas to get ‘obese’ one-stone cat to lose weight
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A mum is asking for exercise ideas for her “obese” cat after she was told off by the vet.
Millie the cat, who is about ten-years-old, weighs more than a stone.
She began piling on the pounds after being hit by a car in 2016, which left her too scared to leave the house, HullLive reports.
Her devoted owner, who does not wish to be named, is now seeking ideas on how to help her cat lose weight.
The 28-year-old mum-of-one, of Hull, East Yorkshire, who has two cats, said she has been warned the extra weight could be putting strain on her cat's heart.
She wrote on Facebook: "Went to vets today. Got a telling off as my cat is obese – full of love.
"She got bit by a dog in 2016 and has put on weight due to that as she is now scared to go out. (She) as average size.
"Any ideas what I can get for my cat for exercise? Apart from a laser pen please? She weighs around one stone.
"She's now possibly getting injections every three months so they'll be keeping track on her weight to."
Her owner said she is really concerned after speaking to the vet.
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She added: "She obviously said Millie is overweight which can lead to heart problems, putting strain on her heart and diabetes.
"Due to her being a big cat, her liver will also be fatty.
"She said about using a laser pen to keep her active, put her food upstairs, let her eat, then bring it downstairs, back up etc so she can fit in that bit of exercise in-between eating going up and down the stairs.
"She was concerned about it and told me I need to help her before it gets to late and she gets more problems.
" So I've have had a bit of advice from the group which I've written down and am trying as of tomorrow.
“Getting a cat to exercise isn't as easy as putting a leash on a dog though is it."
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