This Chubby Kitty Got Sent to “Fat Camp”

While the obesity epidemic is a huge issue for two-legged creatures, it’s also a concern for our four-legged friends.

Pet obesity is rapidly increasing, and it’s affecting not only pets, but their owners as well. The worried owners of Laila, a chunky kitty from Florida, are doing their best to nip the problem in the bud before it escalates.

The 23-pound cat’s food fixation stems from when she was rescued as a kitten, nearly starved to death. Her weight prevents her from running and jumping. Lee and Sidney, her handlers, brought Laila to a vet for some advice. That’s when she was invited to a “fat camp” at the University of Florida.

One of the exercises involves Laila walking on a treadmill—although she seems more interested in laying on the treadmill and getting belly rubs. She also goes swimming in a small pool, which she seems to be enjoying.

So far, the round little princess has lost two pounds. Go, Laila!

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