Heavyweight: Orazi's girth is almost as wide as Laura Santarelli's, his owner
Contented cat: Vets aren't sure if Orazi's obesity is caused by overfeeding or a medical condition
He is the cat that got the cream - and the cake and the biscuits too.
Orazi the ginger tom weighs in at a whopping 35.2lb (16kg), the same as a two-year-old child. At 28lb heavier than the average moggie, he would struggle to get his front paws through a standard cat flap, let alone his broad fluffy rump.
It is not clear whether Orazi has a medical problem, or is being overfed with the wrong sorts of foods. He is pictured here with with his owner, Laura Santarelli, with whom he lives in Eupilio, Italy.
Held up in her arms, the green-eyed colossus reaches from her shoulder to her thighs - and his bulging belly dwarfs hers. Despite all this, however, Orazi is not a record breaker.
In 2004, Sam, a British cat, tipped the scales at 36lb (16.3kg). He had been fed crisps, cakes and sweets by his elderly owner, and had no exercise.
Guinness World Records has stopped listing fat pets because of concerns that some owners were force-feeding them. But the fattest cat on record came from Minnesota in the United States and weighed 41lb (18.5kg) - which makes Orazi look a mere kitten
Big boy: He can't even get his head through the cat-flap, let alone the rest of his body