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What is the age of oldest cat you ever owned?

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
I know this is a strange question. I am a first time cat owner and have no idea the variences in length of life of a cat.

post #2 of 16
The cat I grew up with, Loppy, was 21 years old when she went over the Bridge. Another cat my Dad owned, Wanda, was probably 18 to 22 when she passed (she was a stray he took in, and the vet could only guess at her age).
post #3 of 16
My oldest is Josephine. She is about 8yrs old. My cat Sam was 7 yrs old when he went over the bridge. He got cancer from his shots.
post #4 of 16
Socks is my first cat, and she is nine years old right now.
My dad had siamese cats when he was growing up and one of them was 15 or 16.
And my grandma's cats, Snoopy and Mitten, were 17 and 19 when she had to get them put down two years ago.
post #5 of 16
I've never had any cats growing up, so my oldest cat are my two cats who are now 1 yr. and 5 months. Hubby did grow up with a cat, Katja, but she passed away when she was around 15 or 16.
post #6 of 16
My family's Siamese cat passed away at the ripe old age of 23!When she died, her mother was still alive!

And we only fed her store bought canned food. Back then we didn't know any different but she lived her life with no medical problems!
post #7 of 16
My cat Peppy lived to be 18. She finally died from renal failure.

Shasha had to be put down at age 12 after becoming gradually paralyzed beginning at her hind legs and progressing across a month to her head. This was after occasional back-end paralysis that would happen every other year or so, and would last only a week. None of the vets I took her to across her 12 years of life could ever figure out what was wrong with her. Once she could no longer move anything but her face, I had her put down. It was one of the hardest things I have ever had to do in my life.

My husband's cat died at age 8 from cancer developed from vaccinations.
post #8 of 16
The oldest cat I've ever had is .... nine months old!

We've heard of cats into their 20s too.
post #9 of 16
The longest any of my cats has lived is 14 years. Our cat, Snowball, is 11 years old and in good health. We are hoping we will still have a few more years with him.

FYI: The other day I found a story about a cat who has reached the age of 31 years and is still living. Here's the link. http://www.moggies.co.uk/wybi/2003/moggy_marvel.html
post #10 of 16
My great grandfather claimed that his Johnny Cat lived to be 28 years old, but we were never sure if he was pulling our chain or not.
post #11 of 16
Fred is 14 and doing well. Ok, he's a little goofy, but we love him anyway.
post #12 of 16
15 she would still be here in all probability but someone stole her out from our front yard and as they drove off she leaped out of the window and was run over. she was a beautiful calico kitty.
post #13 of 16
My mother-in-law had one that was 20 tears old,when she had to be put down.
post #14 of 16
Last year January I had to put down my
"Punka" on the age of 24 and 10 months.
She just died of old age but it took very long as her heart was still too strong, so after 4 days we put her down.
She was in perfect shape and health till she died. Very spoiled and loved.
post #15 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thank you for sharing that site, it was an interesting article.

post #16 of 16
My beloved Mimi was 13 when I had to put her down. Her health took a sudden turn for the worse and I knew that she was suffering...so I made one of the hardest decisions of my life. I still miss her like crazy...she was definitely one of a kind!
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