Categories: Cat photography

Picture of monumental domestic cat

I have described this grey tabby domestic cat as ‘monumental’ because the style of the photograph and the subject matter gives me this feeling. It is because (a) the cat is very obese and (b) the photographer used a slight telephoto lens which compresses the perspective which in turn gives that monumental, statuesque appearance. It is as if the cat has been carved from granite like a monument.

Picture of monumental domestic cat. The picture is by Ian McGlasham/Alamy Stock Photo.

Most cat owners are, by now, aware of the domestic cat obesity crisis. We are told that there are too many overweight cats which drives another crisis: feline sugar diabetes. That’s on the rise too. Sounds familiar? It should because it reflects what is going on with humans. There is a connection. It is not coincidence. I’ll leave it to you to figure out and in the meantime here are some articles on domestic cat obesity:

I can feel my cat’s spine when I pet him

If you can feel your cat's spine when you pet him, he might be underweight. I say "might" because it ...
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Domestic cats should be able to self-regulate their weight so why do they become obese?

At first it mystified me as to why veterinarians describe a current domestic cat obesity epidemic. You never see obese ...
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Pet food manufacturers could provide summer and winter diets (and make more money)

I'm going to offer the pet food manufacturers a money-spinning idea which has just occurred to me. It may please ...
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Does a cat break into your home and eat your cat’s food? What do you do?

There is a story from Cornwall, UK, online this morning which reminds me of the difficulties of dealing with a ...
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Health problems associated with feline obesity

The following health problems are linked to cat obesity. The information comes from a study by Hand et al 2000 ...
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I can feel my cat’s ribs

For a cat of ideal weight, there is a layer of subcutaneous fat over their ribs which provides padding and ...
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Michael Broad

Hi, I'm a 71-year-old retired solicitor (attorney in the US). Before qualifying I worked in many jobs including professional photography. I have a girlfriend, Michelle. I love nature, cats and all animals. I am concerned about their welfare.

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