May 2012

Super Old Cats

How long can a cat live? You might be surprised at the answer!

Although the average lifespan for an indoor-only, male cat is 12-14 years, some cats manage to live considerably longer. Cats of 17, 18, even 20 years old are not too uncommon. But then on the very far end of the bell curve, you have the world's oldest cats!
Currently the world's record is held by Creme Puff, who was certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as being 38 years old and 3 days at the time of her death. Creme Puff lived with Jake Perry, an Austin, Texas cat lover who is the subject of this ten minute mini documentary. 

Four Products For Older Cats

Make your cat's golden years truly golden!

Although the typical life expectancy for a male indoor cat is 12-14 years, cats can live up to 18, 19, even 20 years or more. (The world's record is held by Creme Puff, who died at the age of 38.) As they age, just like people, certain things will make a cat's life much easier and more comfortable. 
1. Good Nutrition
A high-quality food is even more important for an older cat than a younger one. Older cats have a more difficult time metabolizing their food, so it needs to be as nutritious as possible in order for them to get the same benefit as they did when they were younger. In addition, a high-quality food will have less filler and ash, both of which are substances that can cause health issues in older cats (like kidney and bladder problems).