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Britains oldest cat to celebrate her 25th birthday

Posted by: Samantha Bartlett  Date: 11/01/2013   Category: Latest News

Britain is set to get a new oldest cat next week. The moggy, named Margaret, must have gone through a few cat beds in her time as she will reach the grand old age of 25. This is the equivalent of 116 in human years.

When asked the secret behind the cats longevity, owner Sarah Dixon from Acomb in North Yorkshire, said it was all down to Margaret’s meat-rich diet of tuna and chicken breast, rather than eating cat food.

Ms Dixon has owned and taken care of the cat since she was a kitten. She told dailymail.co.uk: “When I saw her, I knew I wanted her. The sign said free to a good home so I had her, we have been best friends since.”

The 43-year-old continued: “I know lots of people with cats, but I don’t know anyone else with one that has reached 25. She takes life a bit easier now, she likes to relax quite a bit.”

The moggy to previously hold the record was cat named Rosie from Clitheroe in Lancashire, who died last year also at the age of 25. The oldest cat on record ever was moggy Creme Puff, from Austin Texas who died aged 38 in 2005.

When asked how Margaret will celebrate the day, Ms Dixon said she will be feasting on chicken breast.