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40-Pound Cat Begins New Life with Special Diet After Being Adopted

40-Pound Cat Begins New Life with Special Diet After Being Adopted

Like humans, animals can become overweight if they lack a regulated diet. Among them, cats have a higher tendency to gain weight due to their preference for lounging and indulging in food rather than exercising. Although their plump appearance may seem endearing, this condition poses significant health risks and may shorten the cat’s lifespan—a far cry from what cat owners envision. Recently, online users have shown a keen interest in Patches, an obese cat who has achieved successful weight loss. Today, let’s acquaint ourselves with this petite feline and explore the measures taken to address its health concerns.

Meet Patches, a colossal cat weighing 40.3 pounds, who embarked on a quest to find a new home. Patches had been sheltered at the Richmond Animal Care and Control Shelter in Virginia.

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Weighing an astonishing 40.3 pounds upon arrival at Richmond Animal Care and Control, Patches caught the attention of the shelter, prompting them to share a captivating photo of this adorable feline on Facebook shortly thereafter.

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Luckily, thanks to Patches’ photo going viral, it wasn’t long before he found a loving adoptive family.

Image source: Richmond Animal Care and Control

Shortly after, Patches found a perfect match in a devoted owner who was committed to implementing a tailored diet and exercise regimen. Moving Patches’ crate out of the premises required the assistance of an additional person as his new guardian, Kay Ford, undertook the task.

Image source: Richmond Animal Care and Control

“My daughter sent me a text with the RACC post about Patches. I moved quickly, knowing there would be tremendous interest in him. My email received a response about an hour later inviting me to a meet and greet. I sat down with him and knew if they chose me, I could help and give him the best home ever! Then they said yes! However, I had 2 concerns, would my other cat Wellesley be OK with this – he was after a few days, and would I be chosen – I was!” Kay Ford shared.

Image source: Patches’ Journey

Image source: Patches’ Journey

While we may adore “chonky” cats like Patches, it is crucial to recognize that his excess weight posed health risks and was detrimental to his well-being.

Image source: Patches’ Journey

Consequently, Patches have been placed on a specialized diet and exercise program to facilitate the shedding of those surplus pounds.

Image source: Patches’ Journey

Implementing a meticulous regimen for Patches, Kay revealed that his diet would primarily consist of wet food without the necessity of prescription-based options. The food choices may be adjusted based on the progress made with regular meals. While Patches has a fondness for pate and kibble, these portions will be gradually substituted with healthier alternatives. Furthermore, Patches is advised to consume smaller meals distributed throughout the day to effectively manage his weight.

Image source: Patches’ Journey

Furthermore, Patches’ caregiver is actively involved in an exercise routine. It is highly encouraged for Patches to engage in a minimum of 40 minutes of playtime with family members. Additionally, Patches follows a daily schedule that incorporates optional walks. In support of the feline’s health improvement plan, dedicated supporters even sent a specially designed cat scratcher with a significant incline to aid Patches’ well-being.

To stay updated on Patches’ journey, his new owner, Kay Ford, has established a Facebook page that you can follow and keep abreast of his remarkable progress.

Image source: Patches’ Journey

Image source: Patches’ Journey

Motivated to share Patches’ transformative weight loss journey with others, Kay took the initiative to create a Facebook page. When questioned about her inspiration, she expressed, “People needed to be informed of his progress. I knew they would be grateful to know he was ok. It has blossomed into so much more.”

Image source: Patches’ Journey

May Patches receive the ongoing love and care he rightfully deserves, and may his weight loss journey be filled with success. Furthermore, may this tale serve as a poignant reminder to all pet owners to prioritize the health and well-being of their beloved companions.

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A Dog Heroically Stays Inside a Burning House, Refusing to Leave as He Protects Four Small Friends That Are Also Trapped Inside

A Dog Heroically Stays Inside a Burning House, Refusing to Leave as He Protects Four Small Friends That Are Also Trapped Inside

Who says dogs don’t like cats? People always think that dogs and cats are ‘natural’ enemies and the story below will prove us wrong. This story might be one of the most unusual rescue stories ever.

A Jack Russell mix dog named Leo risked his life to protect and save four newborn kittens from house fire in Melbourne, Australia. When firefighters were trying to prevent the flames spread in the house, they discovered a dog still inside the home. Firefighters had to dodge fallen power lines to reach the dog.

Leo was found lying unconscious on the floor. They lifted him up and were in total shock of what they found beneath him! The dog had placed his body over kittens to keep them safe until help could arrive. Miraculously, the four kittens were unharmed, thanks to Leo. Firefighters rushed the pets outside where Leo was given oxygen. He is now feeling well.

Watch the video to find out! Please ‘SHARE’ to pass on this story to a friend or family member if you also think that Leo is a hero!

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Start Your Happy Day with 14 Lovely Animals Have Braces

Start Your Happy Day with 14 Lovely Animals Have Braces

Looking for a reason to smile today? Look no further! We’ve compiled a list of 14 adorable animals who are sporting braces and proving that even our furry friends need a little dental work. From cats to dogs to even a hedgehog, these animals are showing us that braces aren’t just for humans anymore. So sit back, relax, and get ready to start your day off with a smile (and maybe a little bit of dental envy).

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After the accident, the dσg sσbbed in my arms because he cσuldn’t cσmρrehend what had haρρened

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After the accident, the dσg sσbbed in my arms because he cσuldn’t cσmρrehend what had haρρened

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