As obesity is a growing concern for humans, animals also have their share of weight-related problems, given the fact that being overweight leads to all sorts of conditions and health complications.
Garfield, an overweight orange tabby, would know a lot about the dangers of being overweight.
But comic Garfield aside, veterinarians at the North Shore Animal League are well aware of how large Garfield is, but tests and examinations reveal that the “abnormally large” cat is quite healthy, showing no signs of major health complications pertaining to his weight.
Unlike the recently departed Meow from New Mexico, Garfield outweighs Meow by a pound, and stands more of a chance in slimming down, with many hoping Garfield would fare better than Meow did.
Though tests reveal that Garfield is doing well for a 40 pound cat, the best treatment options geared to veer obesity-related complications away remains to be the current priority of the North Shore Animal League, in ensuring that Garfield gets the chance to live a fuller, more cat-happy life.
It’s not strange for animal shelters to take in cats with peculiar traits, and there have been stories when “peculiar traits” are the valued factors which lead cats into being successfully adopted.
For Garfield, being 40 pounds, it can be assumed that there are going to be a lot of interested would-be cat owners, and it has to be hoped that they’d be intent in keeping Garfield fit, trim and healthy, should they successfully get to adopt him.