‘Obese cat’ in Turkey loses 5.5 kg (12 pounds) in 4 months

A fat cat in western Turkey has shed more than five kilograms in four months after its owner hospitalized the pet.

Named “Taş Kafa” (Stone Head), referring to a Turkish expression for a dumb person, the five-year-old cat was recently taken to the animal treatment center of Nilüfer district in the Bursa province by its owner.

Ayşe Yazıcı, a veterinarian in the center, told Anadolu Agency on March 21 that the cat’s health has been improving thanks to the obesity treatment.

“His liver and kidneys are healthy now. He is doing well. Only three extra kilograms left,” she said, adding that they are expecting to discharge the cat from hospital in one month and a half.

Rapid improvement in Taş Kafa’s health is not a coincidence. He is currently on a strict diet, which is limited with protein-based and low-fat food…

  • Dana Garcia

    I thought having pets was a practice of the hated infidel.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      I thought they just hated dogs.

      • Dana Garcia

        Yes, I know choppers really hate dogs, but having non-essential animals around just because they are cute and snuggly seems like something Muz would despise.

        By comparison, we know that donkeys and goats have their uses so they are cool.

    • Frau Katze

      There’s a story that Mo was a cat lover.

  • ntt1

    we had a Siamese who ballooned up to 23 pounds after 3 months in the wild, he used to scoop food up with a paw and eat it off his claws. Just couldn’t seem to shovel it in fast enough, we got him back to around 15 pounds but only after a lot of drama and Chinese opera

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Maybe rap would have helped.

      • ntt1

        Have you ever heard Siamese(Thai) rap? the strangest damn thing,…

  • Norman_In_New_York

    My sister’s two cats both have medical problems. One has a history of kidney stones and is on a special diet. The other is diabetic and requires insulin shots twice a day.

  • ontario john

    He probably wanted a healthy cat to have sex with.

  • Waffle

    What kind of person would give his cat such a disgusting name?

  • Brett_McS

    He doesn’t look happy.