Obese pets vie to lose weight in ‘Biggest Loser’-style ‘Pet Fit Club’ competition
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Fifi, a morbidly obese cat weighing 21 pounds, is one of 18 finalists in a British “Biggest Loser”-style competition for overweight pets.

Veterinarians have placed Maverick, a 22-pound puss that weighs 85% more than its ideal weight, on a strict diet to help him shed pounds.


Fifi, a 21-pound cat that gorges herself at every opportunity, is one of 18 British pets vying to lose weight as part of a “Biggest-Loser”-style competition.

A group of corpulent cats, portly pooches, and rotund rabbits may soon be half the pets they used to be.

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Diamond Naturals dog food variety recalled
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Last Updated Saturday 1:21 p.m. ET

(AP) ATLANTA – Diamond Pet Foods is voluntarily recalling its Diamond Naturals Lamb Meal & Rice dry dog food because it may be contaminated with salmonella.

A statement from the company Friday said no illnesses have been reported and no other Diamond products are affected.

Pets that eat the food or people who handle it could become infected with salmonella. Healthy people infected with salmonella should watch for the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever.

Pets with salmonella may have decreased appetite fever and abdominal pain.

The product was distributed to customers in 12 states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia. It is possible those customers may have distributed it to other states.

Customers who have purchased the following Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice products should stop feeding it to their pets and discard i:

- 6-pound bag with the production code DLR0101D3XALW and best before Jan. 4, 2013;

- 20-pound bag with the production code DLR0101C31XAG and best before Jan. 3, 2013;

- 40-pound bag with the production code DLR0101C31XMF and best before Jan. 3, 2013;

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