An annual competition to help chubby pets transform their figures and shed the pounds has kicked off in the UK.
Launched by UK animal charity PDSA, The Pet Fit Club aims to help overweight household pets gain a new lease of life by burning off the often debilitating weight.
Among the contestants is a larger than life rabbit called Grace who weighs 3.5kg and sports a double chin. Grace is 40pc larger than the average rabbit and muscles in on the food for the other rabbits and guinea pigs in her garden.
Research by the organisation found that four out of five vets in the UK observed an increase in the number of obese pets using their services.
The study also found that 61pc of pet owners in the UK regularly give their pets crisps, cake and takeaway which lends itself to pet obesity.
Also competing in the Pet Fit Club is 8-year-old pug Poppy who weighs 6.7kg despite the fact that the average weight for a pug is 5.5kg.
Grace (Female, 3)
Current weight: 3.5kg
Ideal weight: 2.5kg
Grace sports a double chin and has been classed as obese, after spending her days eating her siblings’ food, as well as her own.