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MythBuster Adam Savage mods a lucky fat cat's exercise wheel

Perhaps this cat exercise wheel modified by Adam Savage is what you and your fat furry friend need right meow. Watch to see how Savage purr-fects one cat's home gym.

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Why reinvent the wheel when you can improve a cat wheel? Video screenshot by Bonnie Burton/CNET

Keeping furry friends healthy and happy is a priority for any pet owner. So when noted San Francisco chef Traci Des Jardins recently visited her pal, "MythBusters" co-host Adam Savage, she brought her fancy giant CatWheel in tow, hoping for his assistance in improving it.

Right away, Savage noticed the wobbly wheels and replaced them with quieter skateboard wheels and bearings. He also replaced the axles with brass. After some minor setbacks, Savage and Jardins are able to make the stylish cat wheel purr like a kitten.

At the end of the video depicting the upgrade -- part of a series of videos titled "Inside Adam Savage's Cave" on Savage's site Tested -- Savage lets the camera take its own spin on the contraption. If you get motion sick easily, you might want to skip past that part.

The real treat of the episode, posted last week, is when Jardins' 18-pound cat gets a fun workout from the faster exercise wheel at the end, meowing with each hurried step. Though it is, admittedly, hard to decipher the cat's sounds as happy or more of a "help, get me off this crazy thing" kind of mewling.