Meet Nutmeg – The Oldest Cat In The World

Meet Nutmeg – The Oldest Cat In The World

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Human beings are very fond of their cats. They are beautiful peaceful and very playful pets. They are also very well behaved animals that most people love holding as they rest.

This means that they are mostly kept as indoor pets. Cats can live for a long life span with a life span of up to 15 years when cared for well. However, Guinness World Records recognises different cats for the long surprising lives they have led. Different records show cats that managed to live for surprisingly long lives; for instance Scooter who lived for 30 years and Crème Puff who lived to an age of 38 years and 3 days before he passed away.

Meet Nutmeg. Nutmeg is a male cat who lives with his owners; Liz and Ian Finlay in the UK. Nutmeg is 31 years old, which is an equivalent of a hundred and forty one in human years.  This makes Nutmeg the oldest living cat in the world according to the Guinness World Records after Scooter who lived to an age of 30 years old. Nutmeg is still strong even though he has lost the playful character that other cats have and has become grumpier due to his old age.

 

His owners, Ian and Liz confess that they adopted the cat in 1990 where they decided to take him in and bring him up as their own. The couple, who has no children of their own, have since then treated the cat as a human child would be treated in terms of accommodation, healthcare and feeding even giving the cat, Nutmeg, his own room in their house. This has greatly contributed to the strong nature of the cat and thereby helping him reach his current age.

When the couple rescued the cat, according to Ian Finlay, they took him to a veterinary who checked on his health and declared that he was five years of age at the time of rescue. Since then, the couple has taken the initiative of taking the cat to the Westway Veterinary Group every now and then for health check-ups.

The group has greatly contributed to the cat’s good health and old age. However, the cat recently suffered a stroke which made the vets loose hope in him. The couple rejected the vets’ advice to put Nutmeg down and decided that if he would die, it would be with them at their home. Nutmeg however regained his health and has lived up to his current age.

The 3-toothed grumpy cat has been a source of joy for the couple, Ian and Liz. The couple has admitted to providing to every need that Nutmeg may have had and even ending up spoiling him too much. Even though his current diet is a bit unusual and is not recommended by professionals the couple just can’t help but provide him with the best they can.

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The couple however requires an official documentation to prove that their cat was adopted as a stray in order to make him the official oldest living cat in the world in the Guinness Wold Records.

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