Like any other animal, cats can become overweight for a variety of reasons, including excessive feeding, insufficient exercise, or genetics, which can lead to a reduced lifespan and an elevated risk of disease. Patches, a lovable feline, arrived at Richmond Animal Care and Control weighing an unbelievable 40.3 pounds. The shelter promptly posted a photo of him on Facebook, and he was soon matched with a dedicated new owner who has committed to implementing a special diet and exercise regimen for him. To transport Patches out of the facility, Kay Ford, his new caregiver, required assistance from another person due to his weight. Ford has assured the public that Patches will have his own social media account to document his weight-loss journey, so follow his progress if you’re interested.
The credits for the image go to the RACC animal shelter.
Thankfully, Patches found a new forever home quickly after his picture gained widespread attention on the internet. Props to the RACC shelter for their efforts in finding him a loving family.
The RACC shelter is the proud new home of Patches, who has since been introduced to two other animal companions in the household – a cat and a dog. We were curious about how Patches was received by the other furry members of the family. Kay shared her experience, revealing that the 13-year-old Yorkie, Bella, was undisturbed by Patches’ arrival and was eager to welcome a new buddy to the mix. Wellesley, on the other hand, took some time to warm up to Patches and even hissed at first. However, after a few days, Wellesley began to warm up to Patches and eventually became friends with him.
Credit for the image goes to Patches’ Journey.
Although many of us find chubby cats endearing, we need to acknowledge that Patches’ extra weight posed health risks for him. Credit goes to Patches’ Journey for the image.
According to Kay from Patches’ Journey, they have come up with a weight loss plan for Patches since he needs to shed some extra pounds. However, Kay emphasized that their plan might not be suitable for every pet and it’s essential to consult with your vet before implementing any such plan for your furry friend. So, it’s better to consult with a veterinarian before following Patches’ weight loss plan.
According to Patches’ Journey, she has put her furry friend on a unique diet and exercise routine to help him lose some weight.
Kay has created a comprehensive plan for Patches’ diet and exercise routine. Though Patches was not prescribed any special food, Kay has received a list of four high-quality canned food brands to integrate into his diet. Their aim is for Patches to have an all-wet food diet with no gravy, only broth. As cats notoriously don’t get enough hydration from their water bowl alone, this is crucial. Although Patches does enjoy kibble, the amount is being reduced, and they are aiming for him to have a tiny bit sprinkled on his wet food. Kay will not disclose any brands yet since they are still trying to find the one that Patches likes best. Patches is not a big eater, so he eats small meals throughout the day.
Regarding exercise, Kay is realistic in accepting that cats do not follow a routine. They engage in dedicated play for about 10 minutes, at least four times a day. Walking is not encouraged due to the strain on Patches’ joints, but he moves around and plays more at night. One Facebook follower donated a cat wheel, which Patches might enjoy, and another donated a great inclined cat scratcher complete with catnip. Additionally, a company has offered a cat scale and an app for electronic monitoring of Patches’ weight and nutrition, so there is no need to stress him out by taking him back and forth for weigh-ins. Kay will be sharing Patches’ weight every week and will provide more detailed updates on the plan later.
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If you want to stay updated on Patches’ journey, you can check out the Facebook page made by his new owner, Kay Ford. You’ll be able to see how Patches is doing and what he’s been up to. Image credits go to Patches’ Journey.
The credit for Patches’ weight loss journey’s popularity goes to Kay, who thought of sharing it with others through a Facebook page. When asked about the inspiration behind this idea, Kay responded that people must be updated about Patches’ progress and wellbeing, and she knew they would appreciate him being in good health. Since then, the Facebook page has expanded its reach beyond imagination.
The credits for the image go to Patches’ Journey.
According to Kay from Patches’ Journey, it is important to extend a helping hand to your local animal shelter. These shelters require our support to continue nurturing and protecting the lovely creatures they care for. These animals are pure and love unconditionally. It is a gift that cannot be found anywhere else, so let us do our part in supporting these shelters.
Let Patches’ journey be a gentle nudge for all pet parents out there to give their furry friends the utmost importance when it comes to their health and happiness. Don’t take any chances and make sure your pets get the best care possible.
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Credit where credit is due! The images in this write-up are courtesy of Patches’ Journey.