Oldest Cat in the World?

image My cat is approaching 11. But Diane Sleeman's cat, Amber, is approaching 30. Or so Sleeman claims. If true, Amber would be the oldest cat in the world. However, Amber is missing most of her teeth, so researchers have no way to verify her age. I'd like to believe this is true, but it's a little hard to swallow. A 30-year-old cat would be like the equivalent of a 140-year-old person.

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Posted on Wed Feb 23, 2005



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i reported yeesterday that our female cat babe was 35yrs old i was wrong she will be 34 in june
Posted by Jim Adam  in  rochester ny  on  Sun Feb 07, 2010  at  02:35 PM
You are so lucky to have the babe for that period of time. However, due to all things Babe will pass on some day. Please prepare yourself ahead of time. I did not do this as I thought my cat, Patch, was going to live on and on. The good times are so special to you and the amount of love you have put out to Babe is also. After Babe passes you will have the hardest time in your life as you think of the cat at the window looking out to see you and is not there. The purring, meowing, cuddling ect is so precious. Please tell her you love her everyday as now I realize such a special gift you are given and when it is gone, it is gone forever and memories are all that is left. My thoughts go with you and Babe as you travel through life together. Cindy
Posted by Cindy Dressler  in  waunakee wi  on  Wed Feb 17, 2010  at  11:53 AM
Hello, My name is Susie. I have a 18 year old cat name Sam. She is my friend, my pet, my baby and cant bare the thought of losing her...yet her body is changing right in front of me and I am trying to accomodate her the best I can but dont know how to in many ways. She is half Hemi & half Siamese. She is marked just beautifully with Sealpoint markings roundface, white socks, Hemi attitude. She thinks the house is hers, allows us to live in it. We love her to pieces, she is so smart, knows exactly what you are saying to her, chooses to hear what she wants to though. Problems that are coming with age, she is losing her bottom teeth, all gone on bottom but large ones. So began to feed her soft canned food, she is getting diarhea, throwing up alot now? Is this suppose to happen? Can I do anything about it? She is acting afraid of the dark at night and beginning to poop in my room during the night which is not making me happy along with making my house smell, again not making me happy, any suggestions? I bought her a small litter box just for night accidents but do not want her to begin thinking ok then that is what i will do every night. Smell makes me ill. I have 2 other cats who will try to use it. She is really demanding every morning when I get up, is this her age? She is trying to go outside now, where before she never tried, something new? Can you tell me is this all part of getting older and what all else should I expect?
Posted by Susie  in  Joshua, Tx  on  Thu Mar 11, 2010  at  05:16 PM
Susie,
It has been my experience that you want to avoid rich foods for your cat like fish and beef that cause diarrhea. For the diarrhea issue you may wish to try pepto bismal (one teaspoon) and dilute it with water and put it in a syringe and squirt it into the cat's mouth. This will avoid the issue of diarrhea and makes them very happy afterwards but not while taking it. You may wish to try vasiline for hairballs they may have trouble passing or upset stomaches. You may also wish to try baby food but only in chicken and turkey pureed meats only. Most stores do carry this. I would feed it to mine and she loved it. I would give it to her in the morning and her other food after that. Try to avoid chucky cat food if possible because of few teeth they can't chew it and might toss their cookies. They sleep a lot and have a tendency to be cold so you might want to find a blanket they enjoy and cover them with it. It took me 7 blankets before my cat found the one she liked best. I had the same kind of cat, head of the household and we just existed there. They get lonely a lot faster and might decide to attach them to you at all times. Mine started to get a touch of alzheimers at 23. She would walk around and forget where she was going or would stand in one place and finally squeek. You would then pick her up and hold her for about 5 minutes and then she was off on her own again. If she was never outside before, be careful about that as she doesn't know what to experience when they are out there. They are just as curious when older as when younger and try to relive the kitten in them. Mine tried to pounce like a kitten and I would laugh every time. This was due to the fact that as a kitten she could pounce in about 5 seconds and as an older cat they have to prepare to pounce and their bodies don't react as fast and it would take her about 30 minutes to pounce and it was so funny to watch her prepare her legs and stare at her prey but took her time to pounce. The bladder is the important part to keep an eye on as they get older. Mine would hold it and sometimes you would have to give a gettle squeeze on her so she would pee as she would forget that she was going that way to the litter box and turn around and go back to her chair and go to sleep. Then she couldn't figure out why her belly hurt so we took her to the litter box and told her why she was there and then would go on her own most times. Cindy
Posted by Cindy Dressler  in  waunakee, wi  on  Fri Mar 12, 2010  at  11:51 AM
my cat is going to be 27 on 5/10/10 and hoping to beat the record, this was proven by scientist.

my cat has all of her teeth surprisingly
Posted by jake  in  redding ca,  on  Fri May 07, 2010  at  09:32 PM
we now believe we have the oldest in the world our female cat babe is going to be 35 June 15th this yr
Posted by jimadam  in  rochester ny  on  Sun May 09, 2010  at  05:04 PM
My cat Gato just turned 19 in April. He had a stroke 2 yrs ago his balance is off, he has allergies to some foods (but has always had them), doesn't like to use the litter box when an unfixed female cat is in the house. , but other than that he is fine! You would never know he is equivalent to a 92 yr old man. Unfortunatly I probally won't be able to see how long he will live out his life. We are moving in to a low income apt. due to a forclosure and they do not accept animals and we do not have the time or money to find one that does. So I am hoping that the vet will put him down for me... cause I can NOT put him in a shelter/pound cause they will put him down and I won't be there for him when this happens. I really need to be there since I have had him since I was 16 he is my walking, living, breathing diary! I need to bury him somewhere where I can still tell all my thoughts, dreams and what nots to him!
Posted by Michelle  in  New Jersey  on  Tue Jul 13, 2010  at  08:13 PM
before I was born my mum had a white Persian cat.it lived to the age of 24-26 years and there's proof.now im 8 and i have another smoke toity [all the different colours]who is 6 and will soon be 7.at the moment she has 4 cute 3 week old kittens.
2 years ago she gave birth to 8 kittens!we decided to keep a ginger one called ridjik[meaning ginger in Russian].
Posted by eirys  on  Tue May 24, 2011  at  12:51 PM
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