Biggie’s Struggle to Lose Weight
Cat Chat (09-21-2015) #1043: Dr. Nichole Agarwal took in Biggie the cat, who at 37 lbs became a social media star with other cat owners struggling to take pounds off their own cats. Dr. Nichole and Tracie agree that “kitty crack” was to blame for Biggie’s horrible condition, although his prior owner did not know that dry food had caused the problem. He is now on a canned food only diet under a nutritionist’s guidance, who estimates it will take 67 weeks for him to lose the appropriate 1-2% of his body weight weekly and get down to a normal 10 lb weight. NOTE: Dr Nichole has sold her clinic since this was recorded and now has Arrow Cat & Dog Hospital www.arrowdogcat.com which will also be a certified Cat Friendly Practice and has a separate side for cats with their own lobby, exam room and medical ward. They do not promote any dry food diets for cats.