Slim club for tubby tabbies
A CAT that once ate an entire cheesecake is among three Scottish contenders in a pet slimming competition.
Cats Benji, Elvis and Chester are taking part in this year’s PDSA Pet Fit Club, which aims to help animals get down to a healthy weight.
Benji, from Greenock, is so large he can no longer fit through his cat flap, which had to be widened to fit a small dog.
Weighing 1st 11lb, he is 61% over his ideal body weight and needs to lose 10lb to reach his ideal weight.
His owner Michelle Liddell said: “We really don’t know how he’s got to this size.
“We control his portions but we think he must steal food from our other cats.
“We’ve tried various diets for him but so far nothing has worked.”
Elvis, from Clydebank is still 58% over his ideal body weight despite having been on a diet since January.
His weight has dropped from 1st 8lb to 1st 5lb, but he still has a way to go to reach his ideal weight of 12lb.