The oldest cat of the planet died at the age of 32 in Britain

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The world’s oldest cat named Nutmeg in Britain. He was 32 years old (that’s 144 in cat years). The long-liver had breathing problems, and death came as a result of heart failure.

The owners of the cat, Liz and Ian Finlay, found him in their garden in 1990. When they took Nutmeg to the vet they were told that the cat was around five-years-old. Since then, Nutmeg lived with his family, writes Mirror. Mr and Mrs Finlay believe that the secret of the longevity of Nutmeg is simple: “He was not our cat – we were his humans”. The owners say that they are shocked and devastated after the pet’s death.

Usually domesticated cats live about 15 years. Creme Puff who has lived 38 years and three days is recognized as the oldest cat ever getting to the Guinness Book of World Records.  He was born on August 3, 1967 and lived until August 6, 2005. This cat lived in Austin, Texas, with her owner, Jake Perry.

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