Sasha, 32 year old cat! Photo: thebestcatpage.com
Some of the world's oldest living cats.
The Guinness Book of World Records tells us that the oldest cat ever was a Texan named Creme Puff who survived for 38 years and 3 days, succumbing to old age in 2005. Her human parent, Jake Perry, also cared for the previous world record holder, Grandpa Rex Allen, who died at the age of 34.
The longest-lived cats among us today still have a shot at beating that record. Some of today's most venerable felines include:
Signs your cat will live a long life.
Vets consider 21 years to be the feline equivalent of a human living to age 100. What are the signs your cat has what it takes to be a centenarian?
How you can help your cat live a long and happy life.
As they do in humans, genetics play a role in feline longevity. It may be just 20%-30% of what determines how long your cat lives though. Exercise, diet, socialization, and environment could all play a much larger role.
Cats are living longer and enjoying their golden years more today than ever before. With healthy diets, plenty to do, and a lot of love, there's no reason your cat can't expect to relish a long and happy life with you, too.
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