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(STLToday)   Animal shelter seeks home for 37-lb cat named Biscuit. Comes with type-2 diabetes, 9 lives, and 12 chins   (stltoday.com) divider line 32
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2013-03-01 10:23:52 AM  
Shouldn't this headline end with "just in time for Caturday"?
 
2013-03-01 11:02:27 AM  
t1.gstatic.com
 
2013-03-01 11:03:07 AM  
Put the fork down, fatty.
 
2013-03-01 11:03:58 AM  
Did they find him trapped inside a catfood crate?
 
2013-03-01 11:04:56 AM  
Dear subtard,

*groinpunch*
*groinpunch*
*groinpunch*
*groinpunch*
*groinpunch*

Autoplaying videos are not okay.
 
2013-03-01 11:05:36 AM  
That thing would be on a spit with an apple in it's mouth in China.
 
2013-03-01 11:07:19 AM  
We no cook your cat
 
2013-03-01 11:07:36 AM  
Did he sing on doowutchyalike?
 
2013-03-01 11:08:15 AM  
Seems appropriate

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2013-03-01 11:20:57 AM  
We have a cat who reached 20lbs at one point, and he has a frame that is meant for a 12lb cat.

We just found out a few weeks ago that he has hypothyroid disorder, which is apparently very rare for a cat.   It eventually caused him to lose appetite, but not lose weight.  Fortunately, it's easier to treat hypo than hyper.
 
2013-03-01 11:23:08 AM  
Fat kitty
Round kitty
Little tub of goo

Heavy kitty
Hungry kitty
Moo, moo, moo
 
2013-03-01 11:26:41 AM  

Embden.Meyerhof: We have a cat who reached 20lbs at one point, and he has a frame that is meant for a 12lb cat.

We just found out a few weeks ago that he has hypothyroid disorder, which is apparently very rare for a cat.   It eventually caused him to lose appetite, but not lose weight.  Fortunately, it's easier to treat hypo than hyper.


Your cat almost doubled its weight without excess caloric intake? Color me skeptical.
 
2013-03-01 11:36:28 AM  
unrealitymag.com

Holy cow that's a big pussy.  Holy cow that's a big pussy.
 
2013-03-01 11:37:53 AM  

i upped my meds-up yours: Fat kitty
Round kitty
Little tub of goo

Heavy kitty
Hungry kitty
Moo, moo, moo


i449.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-01 11:44:06 AM  
I know a fair number of people who free-feed their cats and the cats don't become obese even given access to all the food they want.  What's the difference between a cat that knows when to stop eating and a cat like the one in TFA?  Most importantly, how do you know what kind your newly-adopted cat is?  Easier not to let it get to that size in the first place, after all.

Englebert Slaptyback: Dear subtard,
Autoplaying videos are not okay.


Flashblock (on Chrome) and/or NoScript (on Firefox) help a lot with that.
 
2013-03-01 11:50:09 AM  

Englebert Slaptyback: Dear subtard,

*groinpunch*
*groinpunch*
*groinpunch*
*groinpunch*
*groinpunch*

Autoplaying videos are not okay.


I know the feeling.  Flashblock for Chrome works for me.  There's probably a similar plugin/extension/ad-don/whatever for your favorite browser
 
2013-03-01 12:02:43 PM  
I got this add before the cat video. Is she up for "adoption" too?
 
2013-03-01 12:09:25 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-01 12:31:10 PM  

geekbikerskum: I know a fair number of people who free-feed their cats and the cats don't become obese even given access to all the food they want.  What's the difference between a cat that knows when to stop eating and a cat like the one in TFA?  Most importantly, how do you know what kind your newly-adopted cat is?  Easier not to let it get to that size in the first place, after all.


I free-feed my three cats and they remain a consistent weight. The trick is to make sure you get them good quality food. All of the cheaper food brands you can buy in the grocery store store/target/walmart are complete crap. I have yet to find a grocery store brand dry cat food where the main ingredient wasn't corn of some kind. Food that has more corn and carb fillers like that cause the cat to eat more to feel full.

Although more expensive, the better quality brand foods at pet stores are made with more protein so the cats need to eat much less to feel full.

Skip all the food at the discount stores and get your food from a pet store.

/Why yes, I *am* a crazy cat lady
//and proud
 
2013-03-01 12:31:12 PM  

unlikely: Shouldn't this headline end with "just in time for Caturday"?


There's already a greenlit Caturday thread (greenlit on Thursday evening, goes live on Saturday morning), so that's probably why it doesn't say "Just in time for Caturday".

I hope Biscuit gets a new home soon.
 
2013-03-01 12:39:35 PM  
1.25 cups per day is diet?  Our cats get a bit over a quarter cup per day (maybe 35-40% of a cup?) and they are all adult males with good builds.  Makes me wonder how much the poor cat was eating in its shiatty old home.

If I were in the area I would adopt him to along with my 3 cats.  He looks like a nice fellow who just needs some tough (food) love.
 
2013-03-01 01:05:35 PM  
JavaMoon: I free-feed my three cats and they remain a consistent weight. The trick is to make sure you get them good quality food. All of the cheaper food brands you can buy in the grocery store store/target/walmart are complete crap. I have yet to find a grocery store brand dry cat food where the main ingredient wasn't corn of some kind. Food that has more corn and carb fillers like that cause the cat to eat more to feel full.

Although more expensive, the better quality brand foods at pet stores are made with more protein so the cats need to eat much less to feel full.

Skip all the food at the discount stores and get your food from a pet store.

/Why yes, I *am* a crazy cat lady
//and proud


Nothing wrong with being a CCL, I like a lot of cats better than I like a lot of humans, myself.  I won't have cats until I own rather than rent my living space; my biggest worry would be having to move and being unable to find a space that would take my critters.  :-(

That's a really interesting observation about the quality of food.  I've long suspected something similar is going on with human diets in the U.S. as well.  Cheap food marketed at poor people is largely based on corn, especially the use of HFCS in lots of stuff.  I'll spare the rest of the rant as it's largely off-topic and kinda into tinfoil-hat territory.
 
2013-03-01 01:45:26 PM  

JavaMoon: geekbikerskum: I know a fair number of people who free-feed their cats and the cats don't become obese even given access to all the food they want.  What's the difference between a cat that knows when to stop eating and a cat like the one in TFA?  Most importantly, how do you know what kind your newly-adopted cat is?  Easier not to let it get to that size in the first place, after all.

I free-feed my three cats and they remain a consistent weight. The trick is to make sure you get them good quality food. [cat food quality rant]


Absolutely true about the cat food content.  It's worth it to get the better stuff, both in terms of pet health and even potentially in finances -- less quantity over time, fewer trips to the vet due to obesity problems, etc.  It doesn't need to be wet food from a can -- some of that stuff costs more than people food by ounce -- just good quality.

We still can't free-feed our cat no matter what.  He was a pet for somebody who abandoned him, so he spent a few years in apartment parking lots and vacant fields, fending for himself and begging (while vaccinated, fixed, and declawed).  He's learned that any meal might be his last one EVAR.  We moved in, then he adopted us, and years later he still hasn't learned that we will in fact continue to put kibble in his dish in the future, even though all the kibble is gone from his dish right now.  Kibble goes in dish, kibble goes in cat.
 
2013-03-01 02:26:40 PM  
I had two cats. One was lean and muscular and the other, a fuzzy meatloaf. The lean cat (sadly) died. I discovered that I could fill the bowl once every four days and not daily. Turns out the muscular cat was the big eater in the household. Fat kitty is now on portion control. Don't know if it will help because his favorite activities are reclining, napping, and sitting on my lap.
 
2013-03-01 03:18:31 PM  
Mine pair get a half cup in the morning, a can when we get home, and maybe a quarter cup in the evening if the bowls are licked clean. Since the normal sized cat eats most of the wet food I don't feel so bad abut it.

It seems most pairs of cats have a fat lazy one.
 
2013-03-01 06:47:21 PM  

Shakin_Haitian: Embden.Meyerhof: We have a cat who reached 20lbs at one point, and he has a frame that is meant for a 12lb cat.

We just found out a few weeks ago that he has hypothyroid disorder, which is apparently very rare for a cat.   It eventually caused him to lose appetite, but not lose weight.  Fortunately, it's easier to treat hypo than hyper.

Your cat almost doubled its weight without excess caloric intake? Color me skeptical.


An underactive thyroid does that. I don't eat much either, but can't lose weight. Born without a thyroid. Lifelong meds.
 
2013-03-01 08:38:20 PM  

i upped my meds-up yours: Fat kitty
Round kitty
Little tub of goo

Heavy kitty
Hungry kitty
Moo, moo, moo


*twitch*

*twitch*

Lmao

I feel like I shouldn't have laughed at that, but dammit, I did.
 
2013-03-01 11:25:33 PM  

i upped my meds-up yours: Fat kitty
Round kitty
Little tub of goo

Heavy kitty
Hungry kitty
Moo, moo, moo


I found that oddly hilarious XD
 
2013-03-01 11:25:50 PM  

i upped my meds-up yours: Fat kitty
Round kitty
Little tub of goo

Heavy kitty
Hungry kitty
Moo, moo, moo


I lol'd.
 
2013-03-01 11:33:14 PM  
I just hope that whoever adopts this cat doesn't have the bright idea to make it healthy by putting it on a vegetarian diet.
The very idea of vegetarian or vegan cat food makes me angry.
 
2013-03-02 02:33:21 AM  

Englebert Slaptyback: *groinpunch*


Dear complaintard,

Check yourself before you wreck yourself.
Globally allowed scripts = pwntard.

/not subby
 
2013-03-02 04:43:41 PM  

dopekitty74: Shakin_Haitian: Embden.Meyerhof: We have a cat who reached 20lbs at one point, and he has a frame that is meant for a 12lb cat.

We just found out a few weeks ago that he has hypothyroid disorder, which is apparently very rare for a cat.   It eventually caused him to lose appetite, but not lose weight.  Fortunately, it's easier to treat hypo than hyper.

Your cat almost doubled its weight without excess caloric intake? Color me skeptical.

An underactive thyroid does that. I don't eat much either, but can't lose weight. Born without a thyroid. Lifelong meds.


Your metabolism might be a little slow, but you can still easily lose weight even without a thyroid.  Blaming more than dozen pounds or so on a thyroid problem is total horseshiat though.
 
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