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Still More Facts About Cats

* The oldest known cat was Creme Puff, who lived to be 38 years old.

* Here’s another reason to spay/neuter: it increases life expectancy! Neutered male cats live twice as long, and spayed females live 62% longer than their intact peers.

* Studies show that ethologically, pet owners may serve as a sort of surrogate for a cat’s mother – yes, you literally are a cat mom/dad!

* The first cat video on YouTube was uploaded in 2005 but cats have starred in films as early as the 1800s! A 1901 film, The Sick Kitten, features two children pretending to be doctors who are nursing a kitten back to health (the kitten wasn’t actually sick and they were just giving it milk).

* Unlike horses, cows, dogs and other domestic animals, cats were never domesticated. They chose to live with us. Imagine! If they had it to do over again, think they’d make the same decision?

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