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Meatball the Fat Cat Heads to Feline Fat Farm (UPDATE)
ABC News ^ | Jan 31, 2014 | Alyssa Newcomb

Posted on 02/01/2014 9:47:35 AM PST by Innovative

Meatball will head to the Companion Pet Clinic in Gold Canyon, Ariz., today, where Gable said he will get the full “feline fat farm” treatment, which includes a diet and exercise plan supervised by veterinarians.

“Once he gets down to a weight they think is manageable, they will help find Meatball a new home,” Gable said.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: cat; kittyping; meatball; overweightcat
Update on previous article:

Meatball, a Phoenix feline, weighs 36 pounds (dropped off at animal shelter)

I hope they are slimming him down VERY gradually.

This current article also mentioned another poor overweight cat Buddha, that was exercised extensively, but died a few months later due to "heart problems". For either pets or people slimming down has to be very gradual and must not be over-exercised, because it puts too much stress on their heart.

Hopefully, since this one will be supervised by veterinarians, they will be more careful.

1 posted on 02/01/2014 9:47:35 AM PST by Innovative
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To: Slings and Arrows

kittyping — update on Meatball


2 posted on 02/01/2014 9:48:03 AM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; ..

3 posted on 02/01/2014 9:49:35 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Innovative
I can imagine how hard this is to do without upsetting the cat's system. Have read how sudden diet changes can kill cats.

Our vet keeps ragging on us to slim down our Siamese, but it is hard as he is an indoor cat with limited exercise opportunity. We give him low calorie food and watch that he does not overeat, but he is not losing much of anything.

4 posted on 02/01/2014 9:58:00 AM PST by doorgunner69
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To: Innovative

One of the greatest problems facing America today is feline obesity.


5 posted on 02/01/2014 10:01:22 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Innovative

If someone made and sold stuffed toy cats similar to Meatball and Meowcat I think they’d sell well.


6 posted on 02/01/2014 10:03:34 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I would like to get on the kitty ping list. Thank you.

Kidney damage is what gets a lot of cats who have sudden weight loss.


7 posted on 02/01/2014 10:15:04 AM PST by crazycatlady
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To: crazycatlady

You’re added.


8 posted on 02/01/2014 10:18:25 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Thanks.

When I went to the NY Daily news article about Meatball, who has beautiful tabby markings, there were a bunch of teases for articles about Gov. Christie.


9 posted on 02/01/2014 10:27:39 AM PST by crazycatlady
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To: doorgunner69
I play the 'William Tell Overture' at high volume first thing in the morning. It gets me and my catz moving. ;)

/johnny

10 posted on 02/01/2014 10:48:26 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: crazycatlady

Images of obese cats.
https://www.google.com/search?q=obese+cat&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=x0HtUtrjGobroASb34KYDw&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1096&bih=558


11 posted on 02/01/2014 10:49:36 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: crazycatlady

> When I went to the NY Daily news article about Meatball, who has beautiful tabby markings, there were a bunch of teases for articles about Gov. Christie.

Natural mistake.


12 posted on 02/01/2014 10:50:25 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Innovative

I would not want to be around a cat that’s being starved.


13 posted on 02/01/2014 11:02:07 AM PST by Arthur McGowan
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To: Slings and Arrows
“When he first got diet food, he wasn’t interested,” Gable said. “Finally, later, he perked up and went for it.”

Perked up, hell! He was freaking hungry!

14 posted on 02/01/2014 11:43:58 AM PST by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

He’s been at the animal control center for a year and eating diet food. Either he’s been sneaking into the mouse cages at night or someone is lying about the diet.


15 posted on 02/01/2014 12:06:25 PM PST by bgill
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To: Cowboy Bob

One of the greatest problems facing America today is feline obesity....We need Federal subsidies!! I will not rest until we limit cat food! We need to march! (My cat will rip my leg off,...but).


16 posted on 02/01/2014 12:12:59 PM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Arthur McGowan

Chef Chou Lin, down at the Blue Moon Cafe, was overheard muttering: “Nice fat cat! Feed my customers many meal!”


17 posted on 02/01/2014 1:20:46 PM PST by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: crazycatlady

Actually it is hepatic lipidosis or “fatty liver” that sets in and kills cats with sudden weight loss.


18 posted on 02/01/2014 2:07:50 PM PST by EBH ( The Day of the Patriot has arrived.)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

> > “When he first got diet food, he wasn’t interested,” Gable said. “Finally, later, he perked up and went for it.”

> Perked up, hell! He was freaking hungry!

*shrug* Po-TAY-to, po-TAH-to.


19 posted on 02/01/2014 2:58:36 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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20 posted on 02/01/2014 3:08:57 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: EBH

Yes, you’re right.


21 posted on 02/01/2014 6:01:58 PM PST by crazycatlady
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To: Slings and Arrows

You might want to get your kitty ping list and tell everyone that The Hallmark Channel is right now showing the Kitty Bowl......too cute!


22 posted on 02/02/2014 11:11:42 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (I think I've lost my mojo.....)
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To: Hot Tabasco; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; ...

> You might want to get your kitty ping list and tell
everyone that The Hallmark Channel is right now
showing the Kitty Bowl......too cute!

Done.


23 posted on 02/02/2014 11:58:52 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

The Kitty Bowl was a howl. ( wrong choice of words for those adorable kitties!) Nice to see that they weren’t just cheer leaders, and played the game with lots of fervor, plus lots of goal post extra points-— or were they just using them as scratching posts!! Lol!


24 posted on 02/02/2014 12:10:33 PM PST by Exit148
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To: Slings and Arrows

You might want to get your kitty ping list and tell everyone that The Hallmark Channel is right now showing the Kitty Bowl......too cute!


25 posted on 02/02/2014 12:17:09 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (I think I've lost my mojo.....)
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To: Slings and Arrows

sorry for double post


26 posted on 02/02/2014 12:18:48 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (I think I've lost my mojo.....)
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