Corpulent kitty put on Atkins-style diet

Los Angeles Times

An animal shelter in Santa Fe, N.M., is home to a colossal 39-pound cat whose previous owner likely was sedentary and fed it constantly. The cat's weight is the equivalent of a human weighing 600 pounds, sometimes causing him to wheeze and turn blue when he lies down. Officials say they have put the corpulent kitty on an Atkins-style, high-protein diet to bring his weight down to a manageable level.

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