World’s Heaviest Cat, Patches, Who Weighs 40 Pounds, Starts First-Ever Diet at Six Years Old: “A Weighty Journey Begins.

A 40-pound moggy dubbed the world’s fattest cat has finally been put on a diet by his new owner. The chunky cat called Patches was rescued by an animal shelter in Richmond, Virginia, earlier this month. He then soon became an internet sensation when Richmond Animal Care and Control put him up for adoption. Under the new ownership of cat-lover Kay Ford, Patches – who weighed the same as the average four-year-old – has already shed two pounds on his new diet. Despite the cat’s extraordinary size, Christy Peters, the director of Richmond Animal Care and Control, told The Telegraph that Patches ‘is really rather picky’.

"A Weighty Journey Begins: World's Heaviest Cat Embarks on First-Ever Diet at Six Years Old - Meet Patches, Weighing 40 Pounds.LV - New Lifes

A 40-pound moggy named Patches (pictured) – dubbed the world’s fattest cat – has finally been put on a diet by its new owner

Pictured: Kay Ford pet her cat, Patches, at her home in Mechanicsville, VA., on April 24. The chunky cat became an internet sensation when Richmond Animal Care and Control put him up for adoption, with people sharing his pictures far and wide

"A Weighty Journey Begins: World's Heaviest Cat Embarks on First-Ever Diet at Six Years Old - Meet Patches, Weighing 40 Pounds.LV - New Lifes

She said that her initial reaction was to swear after seeing what was ‘the biggest cat I had ever seen’. Vets say the average weight of a domestic cat, depending on the breed, is around 10lbs. A four-year-old child weighs 37lbs on average. After running diagnostic tests on Patches, the rescuers found that he was completely healthy – despite having to live in one of the rescue team’s offices because he was too big for a cage.

Ms Peters explained that they believe Patches may have been eating human rather than cat food, but she insists he is not a glutton. ‘He is really rather picky,’ she added.

"A Weighty Journey Begins: World's Heaviest Cat Embarks on First-Ever Diet at Six Years Old - Meet Patches, Weighing 40 Pounds.LV - New Lifes

Under the new ownership of cat-lover Kay Ford, Patches – who weighed the same as the average four-year-old – has already shed two pounds on his new diet

"A Weighty Journey Begins: World's Heaviest Cat Embarks on First-Ever Diet at Six Years Old - Meet Patches, Weighing 40 Pounds.LV - New Lifes

Despite the cat’s extraordinary size, Christy Peters, the director of Richmond Animal Care and Control, told Britain’s The Telegraph that Patches ‘is really rather picky’

It didn’t take long for Patches to be snaffled up after he captured the heart of Ms Ford. Patches’ new owner has decided that the pair of them will go on a diet together – and since then, the internet famous cat has dropped to 38lbs. In an attempt to win the race to adopt Patches, Ms Ford explained that she was retired and home a lot and ‘willing to dedicate the time and resources to help Patches achieve the goal that you all set’. ‘Patches actually could be a wonderful inspiration for me. Perhaps we can do the weight-loss journey together,’ she added.

‘I’m not unhealthily overweight, but I gained 20 pounds over the pandemic that I would love to shed.’

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Pictured: A tape measure is held up against patches, showing that he’s around 11-inches wide. After running diagnostic tests on Patches, the rescuers found that he was completely healthy – despite having to live in one of the rescue team’s offices because he was too big for a cage

Ms Peters has confirmed that progress has been made with the fat cat already showing signs of weight loss. The Guinness World Record for ‘fattest cat’ went to 10-year-old Himmy back in 1986. The Australian cat weighed an astonishing 46.07lbs before passing away later the same year. Guinness World Records dropped the title in 1998 to prevent owners from overfeeding their cats.

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