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Flossy, the world’s oldest cat, turns 27

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A British cat was named the world’s oldest cat just before his 27th birthday.

Flossy is 26 years and 329 days, equivalent to 120 human years. Guinness World Recordsnamed Cat as the record holder on Thursday.

Flossy has lived in many homes over her long life.she was recently given cat protectiona cat charity and adoption agency, and they found that Flossie had an incredibly long life.

“We were surprised to see that Flossie’s veterinary records indicated she was 27.

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Flossy is 26 years and 329 days old, equivalent to about 120 years in humans, according to the Guinness World Records awarded to cats on Thursday.

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She was first put up for adoption in December 1995 by staff at Merseyside Hospital, Liverpool. She was part of a group of strays that roamed the vicinity of the hospital. Some of the workers there decided to adopt one each and she lived with her owner for 10 years until he died.

After that, she was taken in by her owner’s sister and lived with her for 14 years until her owner passed away.

At the age of 24, the former owner’s son took over and lived with him for about three years. He took care of her as best he could, but he eventually took her to Cats Her Protection.

“It wasn’t an easy decision,” said Cats Protection’s Naomi Rosling. “In Flossy’s best interest, he asked for our help. Responsible cat ownership is when someone thinks of the animal’s needs above their own feelings.”

Older cats are less likely to be adopted, so it appeared that Flossie would spend the rest of her life in cat care. She takes care of her four elderly cats, one of which she lives to be 21 years old.

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According to Guinness World Records, Flossy likes to curl up in her favorite yellow blanket.

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“She was noisy the first few nights because she was blind in the dark and a little confused by her new surroundings, but now she sleeps through the night snuggling up with me in bed,” Green said. .

“Sometimes she misses the bathroom and needs to groom herself, but I can help with all of that. We’re working through this together,” she said. .

Despite being deaf and blind, Flossy is still playful, Green said. She is also in good health and she enjoys being held and fed. “She never turns her nose up at the chance of her good meal,” Green said.

“I knew from the beginning that Flossie was a special cat, but I never thought she would share a home with a world record holder,” she said.

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Despite her hearing and vision impairments, Flossie is still playful, said her owner, Vicki Green.

Guinness World Records


Flossy is now the world’s oldest cat, but the oldest cat to ever live was Cream Puff, who lived in Texas until 2005 and died at the age of 38 years and 3 days.

The current record holder for the oldest dog is Gino, who is 22 years old.

Domestic cats can live up to 20 years, neutered cats live longer, according to blue cross. A cat is considered old at the age of 15.

According to a British study, the average lifespan of a cat is probably around 13-14 years. Cat Care 4 Life Organizationn helps pet owners take care of their cats and find certified clinics.

Dog lifespans vary by breed, with smaller dogs generally living longer than larger dogs. The average lifespan of a small dog is he 10-15 years, some dogs live up to 18 years. according to American Kennel Club. Average life expectancy is 10-13 years for medium dogs and 8-12 years for large dogs.

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Written by Natalia Chi

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