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Cat Debate - Pls prove my OH wrong

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by kellyrich, Jan 20, 2012.


  1. kellyrich

    kellyrich PetForums VIP

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    Ok my BSH is now 10 years old and i believe he has a lot of years left in him!

    My grandma's cat died at 28 years old and my OH doesnt believe me that a cat can live that long!

    I know of a few cats that live in their 20s so please back me up guys cos he thinks im lying and that our cat is gonna die soon!!! how wrong can he be!!!
     
  2. jo-pop

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    Oh yes? I've known of one 24 before
     
  3. spid

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    10 is still a youngster - I would class a cat over 16 as an elderly cat - but many live into their 20's
     
  4. Taylorbaby

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    course they can! my boys nearly 15, been ill all of his life, one of my nanas cats lived to 29 with illness aswell!
     
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    My first rescue cat i got when she was 15, she had diabetes and kidney failure, she had regular meds and at 17 she developed an ectopic heart, had more meds, then at 18 she developed epilepsy, yet more meds. She was still climbing the walls and chasing the dogs round at 18 :D we had her put to sleep a couple of days before she was 19th birthday because she had a fit and wouldnt stop fitting when she didnt have drugs going into her through a drip. Your cat has may years left yet :)
     
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    Someone told me this week that her mother has a cat who is in its 30s but my neighbour has a BSH and she said they dont have really long lives, she said she will be lucky to have him for 10-12 years, I dont know how true that is though.
     
  7. swatton42

    swatton42 PetForums Senior

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    Ok hold on, I've got to do abit of maths now.

    Boris was born the year before me, and Tasha was born a few months before him.

    Dad passed away when I was 15 and then we lost Boris the following year so Boris was 17 when had went to the bridge.

    We lost Tasha in September last year so she would have been 20.

    Your little 1 has plenty of years left.
     
  8. catlover0581

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    my beautiful Oscar lived until he was 16...unfortunately he got a tumour, but was otherwise in good shape. tell your OH he's got a few more joyous years as yet!! lol (if he's anything like my OH, he will never admit the love he has for the furbabies, but i know its there when he lets them sleep on our bed haha):D
     
  9. Jiskefet

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    I had 2 torties who lived to be 18½ and a friend of mine had a cat who was 23. When I was a child, my aunt's cat lived to be 25, and the oldest cat in the Netherlands died last year at 28½.

    So even though 28 is the cat equivalent of Methuselah, 10 is still only middle aged. About 55 in human years.
     
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    Our last cat died at 18/19 yrs old and my childhood cat was about 14 but he was poisoned :(
     
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    last year my cat fell asleep - she was 20 yrs young xx
     
  12. Space Chick

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    I lost a cat at 10, but he had cancer.

    My Nans cat when I was growing up lived to 23.

    My OHs family cats lived to 16, 18, 18 and 19.

    My boss lost her cat last year she was 26 :eek:
     
  13. marleyboo

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    my mums moggy is 18 and still going :D
     
  14. marie2263

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    Yes cat can live in their 20s. My persian cat lived almost 20 years old that's not usually for a persian cat. I believe your cat has lots of years ahead of him. The rspca was surprised how old my persian was because persian don't usually live to 20 years old. It's all depend on the cat and how you look after them take no notice of your OH enjoy your baby.



    marie
     
  15. Colette

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    Late teens / early twenties does seem quite a normal lifespan for a cat.

    My friends two Siamese were about 17 and 20 when they died, and I know plenty of moggies in their early-mid teens who are still in excellent health.

    I doubt you have anything to worry about for a good while yet :)
     
  16. Ianthi

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    According to this a cat in Melbourne will be 35 this year!

    Fantastic felines! Record breaking cats | zooplus UK

    Appears as if the vast majority of cats who exceed normal life expectancy are female as well. :)

    Apart from the genetic component ( our family cat was nearly 25 when she died and apart from a leg fracture was never ill and I don't believe she's an exception ) identifying and successfully treating illnesses early can vastly improve chances of longevity. Leaving conditions untreated even minor ones, quite often leads to other illnesses and ailments. This applies to cats of all ages.
     
  17. Tracy Lou

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    Candy's my BSH 15 in March and still runs round like a loony at least once a day :crazy: she's had both Thyroids removed and should have many years left. My sisters got 2 cats, one's 19 and the other is 20 years old. With today's health and nutrition we're very luck we get to have many years of fun with them. :thumbsup:
    So :p to you OH.
     
  18. jill3

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    We have a BSH Girl and she will be 18 in April.
    I think like humans some live long lives and some a bit shorter.
     
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    My lovely moggie Scamp is 16 years and 8 months and hopefully judging by the other posts I hope he has a good few years yet :)
     
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