Vikki Buchanan in Levenvale with Murphy the monster rabbit. The Giant Continental rabbit can grow to an incredible two feet and weigh over 20lbs.
This fat furry fella looks as if it’s been squirreling away too many nuts for the winter.
Maverick, a long haired cat from Edinburgh who weighs 10.2kg, is held up by PDSA nurse Amanda Shearsby.
Deco the Labrador being checked by PDSA vet nurse Miriam Wilson before starting his diet.
Rottweiler Maddison from Thurstaston, Wirral tipped the scales at 58kg but should be nearer 42kg. She was a finalist in the PDSA’s national slimming competition in 2010.
13-year-old overweight dog Scooby, from Gillingham. The dog weighs 16.3kg.
8kg feline George, from Liverpool. He took part in the Pet Fit Club contest organized by animal charity PDSA in 2007.
This orangutan can hardly move in the midday sun at Taman Safari Park near Jakarta, Indonesia – and was too lazy to even swing on the trees and ropes.
Supersized cat Fifi Bottomley who weighs 9.3kg.
Pet skunk Mr Bumble has been put on a crash diet of fruit and vegetables after ballooning to double his size, weighing more than 2 stone – by gorging on two bacon butties a day.
Three year-old Bichon Frise Lennon, from Plymouth, weighs 12.8kg took part in the Pet Fit Club contest organised by animal charity PDSA.
Vet Nurse Amy Henson tries to get to grips with Jumbo Jack, a Cavalier King Charles spaniel.
Tiffany Noreuil at the Oregon Humane Society in Portland, Oregon, holds feline Hercules, a 20-pound stray whose girth got him stuck in a pet door while trying to plunder some dog food.