A CHUNKY cat who as soon as stole and ate a whole cheesecake has reached the finals of the UK’s largest pet slimming competitors.
Chester, from Dunbar, is considered one of 13 pets, together with cats, canine and even a rat, participating within the PDSA Pet Match Membership.
Collectively they weigh greater than 200 kilogrammes and must shed 75kg to succeed in their ideally suited weights.
Ten-year-old Chester, who lives with the Gilmour household on Newhouse Avenue, is trying to shift 2.6kg – or six kilos – to succeed in his ideally suited weight.
Chester, who ideas the scales at 7.6kg, was gaining a lot weight that his house owners thought he should have an underlying medical situation. However when exams got here again unfavourable, it was clear Chester’s urge for food and lazy methods had been the foundation of the issue.
Proprietor Lisa stated: “We realised everybody in the home was feeding him with out realizing he’d already being fed, so he was getting fed by all 4 of us daily!
“We’ve tried to assist him shed weight, even placing a collar on him that claims ‘Don’t feed me!’ for the neighbours, however that hasn’t labored.
“He eats no matter he can discover; together with crisps left on the ground by the youngsters. He even stole my dad’s cheesecake that was on the kitchen counter! One other time my son woke as much as the sound of rattling and he was attempting to claw his approach right into a field of candies.”
Lisa, together with companion Lindsay and sons Rhys and Ryan, received Chester when he was only a kitten.
Now they’re decided to do what they will to assist their pet lose some weight and be happier.
Lisa, who works within the household newsagent, added: “He’s getting older now and his weight will play on his joints if we don’t do one thing to assist him. He can’t be comfy carrying all that weight round and we wish him to be happier and more healthy as he ages.”
Chester’s six-month Pet Match Membership weight loss program and train programme can be specifically tailor-made and overseen by the vets and nurses at Edinburgh PDSA Pet Hospital.
He’s up in opposition to seven canine, together with a Cavalier King Charles spaniel who as soon as ate a set of false enamel, a cat too fats to suit by way of the cat flap, and a rat who’s double his ideally suited body weight.
If topped the winner, Chester will obtain a yr’s provide of pet meals, a pet-friendly vacation and a pet hamper.
Kathryn Marshall, PDSA Veterinary Care Assistant, can be serving to to supervise Chester’s weight loss program.
She stated: “With the assistance of PDSA and Pet Match Membership, Lisa and Chester are making the required weight loss program, train and way of life adjustments to assist get Chester all the way down to a more healthy weight.
“We are going to help them each step of the best way over the following six months to make sure they succeed.”