Meow, bless him, is 2 years old. I think he has been eating non-stop since he was born. Maybe he has a medical condition but I doubt that. I have never seen or read about a cat health problem that results in the domestic cat ballooning to 39 lbs in 2 years all on his own. He is now on a diet and is no longer 39 lbs - he lost 2 already....
|Here he is, Mr. Meow at 39.10 pounds.|
I can't embed the video so I made a screenshot still image instead. I hope that is OK. You can see the original story here. How does Meow square up with the former world champion fattest cats?
A bit of fat cat history: There has been a series of world's fattest cats. Below is a nice list that I have taken from a page on PoC: Fattest Cat in the World. It seems that around 40 lbs is about the limit for cat obesity!
|Poppa||44 lbs (about 20 kg)||Gwladys Cooper (Wales)||1983|
|Tiger||42 - 43 lbs (19 - 19.5 kg)||Phyllis Dacey (Essex, England)||1970s|
|Dinkie||42 lb (19 kg)||Miss K Dowding (Gloucestershire, England)||1955|
|Gigi||Miss Anne Clark (Cumbria, England)||1970|
|Baby||41 lb (almost 19 kg)||Mr Maefred Slawson (NY, USA)||1982|
|Snowbie||47 lb (Guinness Record)||Lorna Sutherland (Scotland)||1997|
|Katy (Munckin dwarf cat)||40 lbs (18.1 kg)||? (Canada)||1991|
|Tulle (Tubcat)||43 lbs||Pedersen (USA)||2002|
Last but not least, there was Clauz - World's Fattest Cat 1950. Clauz weight just a bit more that Meow. That puts Meow into context.