NASHVILLE, Tenn. (KTLA) – A fat cat in Tennessee was put on a diet after tipping the scales at 31 pounds – more than twice the weight of an average cat.
The feline named Buddha was rescued from a shelter in Nashville, after his previous owner gave him up.
The new owner runs a pet shop and was horrified by the state of Buddha’s health.
“It’s just really sad because he can’t even clean himself,” new owner Chris Achord told The Tennessean.
Achord thinks the cat’s old family fed him people food because he gets really excited around lunchtime, especially when there’s pasta on the menu.
Veterinarians ordered Buddha to go on a special low-calorie diet because his health is at risk.
But there’s one big challenge. The new owner says Buddha mostly picks at his cat food because he doesn’t like it very much.