37-Pound Cat Gets Adopted: How Will 'Biscuit' Lose The Weight? [VIDEO]

By Staff Reporter on March 7, 2013 10:06 AM EST

Biscuit
Biscuit (Photo: YouTube / Michael Thrasher)

The 37-pound cat Biscuit was given up for adoption earlier this month over his morbidly obese condition. As Biscuit's weight requires special medical attention, Biscuit's owners decided it was best to give him up to the St. Louis animal shelter as they could no longer provide the proper care that Biscuit requires.

An adorable feline, Biscuit will become a part of Ed and Lisa Pyatt's family next week as a number of adopters expressed interest in Biscuit after learning about his condition. It is a new chapter for Biscuit, but the adventure has only begun for Ed and Lisa.

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Biscuit will need to begin a strict diet if he is going to lose any weight. Thankfully, Biscuit's battle for a healthy life won't be fought alone. In Loudon County, Va., another morbidly obese feline is trying to lose weight as well. Owner Dani Lawhorne admitted that her cat was not fond of physical activity or exercise. To save her life, Lawhorne had to get creative.

"She won't do anything else. I've tried to take her outside. She doesn't like the outdoors. She won't run around, she won't play with cat toys. She doesn't like catnip," Lawhorne told CBS News. "Anything normal that cats like she just doesn't like."

Dani Lawhorne finally discovered that her kitty loves the pool. The cat would wear a life jacket and paddle around in the water.

"She's lost about one pound in the past six months. So that's good but she's still got a bit to go,"  Lawhorne said.

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