Bulky cat with rare condition has muscles that grow excessively large

A cat with a rare health condition got people talking on Reddit when a photo of his unusual size was shared on the online forum.

In the snap, the animal can be seen sprawled out with his huge gains staring outside the window of his home.

While most were amazed by the cat's size, the post gave users an opportunity to throw some fun fitness puns.

Posting on the online forum, user bsmith2123 said: "House cat suffering from Myostatin-related muscle hypertrophy.

"A rare condition that causes muscles to grow excessively large."

The post has since racked up over 86,300 upvotes and over 4,900 comments.

One social media user wrote: "I bet he purrs like an engine," while another added: "He lounges in the squat rack."

A third concerned follower said: "Is he actually suffering? Or will he be alright?"

Meanwhile one user replied to the person: "Suffering from success."

Fortunately another Reddit user shed light on the condition explaining how the cat "should be fine".

They said: "I don't think there's any significant health issues associated with Myostatin deficiency, so he should be fine."

Meanwhile, one cat with a rare mutation turned into a "werewolf" according to his owner.

The user wrote on the page: "Got a stray kitten. Thought he was sick.

"Discovered he has a rare mutation called 'Lykoi' better known as werewolf cat."

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They added: "Transformation starts 2-4 weeks and finishes at 3-4 months. Here is month one of his transformation."

On another occasion, a cat transformed from an "ugly goblin" to an "adorable kitty" after getting a new home.

A before and after snap of the cat was shared by u/burgpug – and it left everyone amazed.

The first snap shows the skinny cat grabbing onto his owner's hands as he glared in the distance with his beady eyes.

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