Slim club for tubby tab­bies

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Uk World Today -

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.

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