Ulric, a 2 stone tom cat from Dorset, is one of 13 dogs and cats taking part in a competition to shed the pounds. The 6 month programme has been set up by the People's Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA). Watch a full report on Ulric on ITV News West Country at 6pm.
Ulric is the fattest-ever cat to compete in the competition, which has been running for 10 years. Details on the PDSA's diet programme, and Ulric's fellow dieters, can be found on the ITV News National site.