“Peaches” the Fat Cat Goes Viral for Her Adorable Weight Loss Routine

Written by Hannah Crawford
Updated: November 13, 2023
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We see inspiring footage of an obese cat, Peaches, who goes through a weight loss journey to get herself back to healthy. 

Watch This Incredible Video Shown Below!

Fat Cat Sighting in Canada

This inspiring YouTube video takes us to Canada. This video was shared by the Global News YouTube page. This channel shares news from all over the world with over two billion views. They share a short description of what happened in the video below. 

“A fat cat from Edmonton has made a splash on TikTok for his workout routine. Peaches the Purrmaid, weighing nearly 25 pounds, has been swimming to lose weight. During the pandemic, owner Chastity Emes attempted to get Peaches to accompany her on walks to drop the weight, but didn’t have much luck.” 

Peaches Weight Loss

At the start of this newscasting, we see Peaches, the fat cat, being trained to swim in the water. This is a form of exercise that will help her to be able to lose weight. The cat’s owner, Chasitiy Emes, shared her experience when she knew Peaches needed first to lose weight. 

“I had a harness for him and tried to get him out of the condo, and we didn’t make it out of our hallway because he just kind of flopped over and decided it wasn’t going to happen.”

The vet told Emes that Peaches needs to lose at minimum two kilograms (about 4.5 pounds.) Water is one of the easiest ways to help pets lose weight, in addition to walking. At first, Peaches didn’t like the water but quickly adapted.

What Percentage of Animals Are Obese?

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Walking, running, and swimming are great ways for obese animals to lose weight.

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Where we might assume obesity is a problem is solely what humans go through; that is not true. Animals can be overweight just as humans do. Studies say that approximately 63% of pet cats and about 59.3% of pet dogs are considered to be overweight or obese. 

According to the Purina Institute, “This condition is linked with many diseases, including osteoarthritis and feline diabetes. Studies also show that overweight or obese pets do not live as long as their leaner counterparts.” 

If you’re ever in doubt if your pet is obese but aren’t quite sure, we can give you a pretty easy formula. If your pet is anywhere from 10-20% heavier than what the ideal weight for that pet should be, then it would be considered overweight. This is where you might want to start some measures to get your pet exercising more to lose some of that unhealthy weight. 

The photo featured at the top of this post is © Myskina6/iStock via Getty Images

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About the Author

Hannah Crawford is a writer at A-Z Animals where she focuses on reptiles, mammals, and locations in Africa. Hannah has been researching and writing about animals and various countries for over eight years. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Communication\Performance Studies from Pensacola Christian College, which she earned in 2015. Hannah is a resident in Florida, and enjoys theatre, poetry, and growing her fish tank.

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