The Secret to Cat Longevity By Lynda Hamblen

Cats are very peculiar animals, and William and Tibby Forever, Lynda Hamblen book with an indomitable kitten, proves just that. There’s no question that cats are one of the popular choices for pets for that reason. These unique little creatures are just fun to be around. They are playful and cheerful, then grumpy and naughty the next. Yet, they can get away with their behavior easily because of their adorable looks. Their mischievous streak might disturb you from work, like laying across your keyboard or just smacking things on your desk, but that’s entirely part of their charm—and one of the reasons why we love them so much.

Not only are they cuddly and adorable, but they’re also fiercely independent, curious, and loyal, making them excellent lifelong companions for you and your family. However, they don’t live long as humans. They accompany us only half of our life. So, why can’t cats live as long as we do? Why is that their lifespan so much shorter than those of humans? Why can’t they stay with us longer?

We all want our cats to live forever, and while feline immortality is out of grasp, it’s not unusual for them to live into their 20s. Guinness Book of Records recorded Creme Puff as the oldest cat, living a ripe old age of 38 years and three days. This is beyond the average life expectancy of 13 to 17 years for an indoor cat. This is good news for cat owners, but how can you help your feline friend have a good shot at making it to its 20s? Below are some tips for increasing cat longevity.

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