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Old March 25th, 2019, 08:33 AM
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Longest cat lifespan from personal experience

Hi gang,

Just curious - what's the longest any of your cats have lived to?
Our cat Ziglet lived to 16. and of course we want our current cats to outlive that!

What upper ages can we hope for for our cats? (not what's realistic...)

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Old March 25th, 2019, 12:13 PM
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Hi Marko !

My very first cat, Samantha, declawed as a kitten, never re-vaccinated after her adoption by us at about age 1, near-fatally poisoned after ingesting powdered Spic and Span, recovering and going on quite happily demanding her dry MeowMix 'till the very end.......enjoyed life into her early 20's, when an oral cancer took her away.

I knew that another member, who's been MIA for a few years now (and whose presence I very much miss) had an elderly cat when she was last 'around'....so, I went looking - sugarcatmom's Aztec would have been around 20 when she posted about him here in 2013.

Hope? Well, how about "Hope springs......eternal"
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Old March 25th, 2019, 04:37 PM
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My Cody was almost 18 when he died back in 2009.
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Old March 25th, 2019, 06:06 PM
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OMG so nice to see you back DMC123 (Diane LOL)

Awe precious Cody.

My Baby Girl Tabitha was 18.5 yrs . I have a friend who had 2 cats who lived together all their lives. One died @ 21 and the other @ 22. One was a standard Tabby and the other was a Siamese. (and yes I know from personal experience)

Rustycat oh yes sweet Aztec
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Old March 26th, 2019, 09:34 AM
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Really appreciate the answers everyone Nice to see you DMC!!
Our Twiggy is 13 and the most unique little purr-machine-gremlin-love cat we've ever had. Every single day we snuggle the crap out of her - and she loves it.
Seriously we get her in a full body snuggle-lockdown - and she'll start to purr for like 18 months at a time....it's crazy....

We want her to live to 30
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Old March 26th, 2019, 04:37 PM
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Old March 26th, 2019, 05:55 PM
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Awe Twiggy gettin her lovin LOL

I so miss those purr moments.....
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well we been told we know how to raise them LOL
Sammy 16
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and honorable mention to our dog Fred 21 and counting
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I feel like its between 12 to 13 years. Since then we never had a cat again.
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Old April 11th, 2019, 08:50 AM
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that 21 is an inspiring number KZpetcrazy!
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a cat of my friend lived 25 years.
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Old June 2nd, 2019, 08:38 AM
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I heard 30 years just the other day! Wow -0
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Old June 2nd, 2019, 02:38 PM
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WOW! 30 years is amazing! My cat would live

me if she lived that long
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Old June 3rd, 2019, 09:56 AM
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I was thinking that, too--Barkingdog! Even at 25 years, JD will probably outlive me! I need to find some young, cat-loving friends to appoint as guardian...
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Old June 3rd, 2019, 11:52 AM
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My daughter will take my cat if she out live
me this is relief to I don't have
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Duffy was 2.5 weeks shy of her 19th bday when she left this world.
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My Crystal was 22, I lost her in January
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Old June 23rd, 2019, 12:46 PM
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Oh I am sorry for your loss of your kitty
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