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Cat starts to lose weight after being adopted

Monday, 12th December 2011

A fat cat has begun eating cat food in moderation after being adopted from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.

Nicky weighed in at ten kilograms, twice what he should weigh, but since moving into his new Bromley home the 11-year-old has started to shift the pounds.

Carmel Ballantyne, Nicky’s new owner, said: “He’s been running up and down the stairs and jumping onto window sills, and is definitely shifting the weight.

“He is on an obesity management diet and really loves his food, but is enjoying it in moderation.”

Sharon Weller, cattery animal welfare and rehoming assistant, added that older cats love playing and exploring. She said owners should encourage pets to stay active.

Nicky first came to Battersea in June. He was so big that he had to be cleaned by cattery staff.

He does not like other cats so spent all his time in his pen instead of being active and slimming down.