Many people don’t enjoy working out or having to go to the gym. These people can likely relate to how the adorable cat from this story feels. The name of this rather rotund feline is Cinder-Block, and she really did not want to work out at the gym one day.
“This sweet, voluptuous feline landed in our care at Northshore Veterinary Hospital weighing a whopping 21.8 pounds. She is now counting on us to help her shed 45% of her body weight with a goal of 12 lbs,” Cinder-Block’s caretakers wrote about her.
Cat obesity is a real issue.
According to the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, over half of all cats are overweight or obese. Helping their cats lose weight can be a real challenge for many pet owners. Cinder-Block’s caregivers found that fact out first-hand.
One way some pet owners have tried to help their cats lose weight is by putting them on an exercise regimen.
Unfortunately, Cinderblock was surrendered by a previous owner. Upon being surrendered, veterinarians immediately decided to put her on an exercise routine to help her lose weight.
Cinder-Blocks’ exercise routine involved a daily workout on an underwater treadmill.
Upon being placed in a rather adorable-looking harness, the big lady didn’t seem to quite know how to handle the treadmill. All Cinder-Block could do was place one paw on the moving treadmill while loudly protesting the entire situation with a steady stream of meows.
Exercise for cats.
Making sure your cat is getting enough exercise can be tough for many pet owners. This is especially the case for indoor cats who are often under-stimulated.
With less stuff to get them excited, indoor cats end up using less energy, burning off fewer calories, and can end up looking a little like Cinder-Block in this video.
Making sure that you are playing lots with your cat will help ensure they get enough exercise. It’s not going to hurt for you either.
Dabbing catnip on their favorite toys will also help them stay active while you are not around.
Cinder-Block goes viral.
Video of Cinder-Block’s loud protesting of her workout routine has gone viral. Many people who have seen the video felt compelled to leave a comment.
“Awww poor kitty! But she will feel SO much better once she gets to a healthy weight! Good on you for helping her,” wrote one viewer.
“Poor chonky baby, I know how you feel but you gotta do it. it’s either this or fatty liver with bad joints and trust me you want this more,” wrote another.
Cinder-Block has lost so much weight.
After Cinder-Block’s workout video went viral, her caretakers didn’t stop doing everything they could to help the big girl lose weight. She is now almost unrecognizable from where she was that one day on the treadmill.
Her caretakers have been documenting her progress with an Instagram account.
Cinder hasn’t yet hit her goal weight but as evidenced by the latest photos of her, she has dropped a considerable amount of pounds. She has been adopted to a loving forever home and has been steadily losing weight while there as well.
Cinder is more mobile now and we bet she’s a lot happier as well.
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