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International Hug Your Cat Day – June 4th
With International Hug Your Cat Day just around the corner, Pet Insurance Australia has some interesting cat facts alongside some great ideas to show your hairball how much you care.
“It’s the purrfect excuse to show your cat some extra love this Monday,” Nadia Crighton from Pet Insurance Australia says. “Our cats offer us a whole lot of unconditional love, so this days is all about making sure we appreciate our feline friends.”
PIA also suggests considering a vet check up on this special day.
“Keeping our cats healthy, and being proactive with their veterinary care is important,” Crighton says. “Being the masters at masking pain, having your cat checked for dental health, arthritis and any other problems such as coat condition is a great way to show how much you love them.”
Other ways to show your cat how much you love them include;
- A good play session
- A new pounce toy
- A special treat
- Grooming session
- Extra five-minute morning snuggle
Pet Insurance Australia trawled through the popular Guinness World Records to find some fantastic feline facts.
Tallest Domestic Cat
Savannah Islands Trouble measured in at a very impressive 48.3cm (yes nearly half a meter)! His impressive height was measured and recorded on in 2011 and today still stands as the tallest domestic cat in the world. Sadly, Trouble passed away in 2012, however his impressive record still stands tall. For this category, the measurement is determined by the height from the top of the shoulder to the paw.
Fastest Cat Breed
The Egyptian Mau takes this crown as the fastest known cat breed. This incredibly fast breed has been clocked at 48km per hour, which is very impressive when you consider the humble greyhound’s speed is around 70km per hour. It’s no wonder this beautiful breed was worshipped by pharaohs and kings.
13-year-old Merlin is the proud record breaker in the loudest purr category. With an impressive 67.8db recording. This is about as loud as a vacuum or washing machine! The record was set in 2015 in the UK by this loveable rescue cat.
Most Tricks Performed in One Minute
An AWESOME 24 tricks in one minutes scored Didga (AKA Didgeridoo) this prestigious title. This little Aussie completed tricks including rolling over and jumping over a bar while riding a skateboard! In fact; this fantastic little feline won the original title with 20 tricks, to only break her own record a few months later. Earning her a well-deserved spot in the new 2017 Guinness World Record edition.
Longest Domestic Cat (living)
If you think your cat is long, wait until you take a look at the stunning Ludo. At a whopping 118.33cm long he’s certainly one big cat. The record-breaking measurement was taken back in October 2015 in the UK. Ludo is a Maine Coon, a breed well known for their large size and loveable natures. The measurement for this category is determined by the length from the nose to the tail.
Alley, may have gotten off to a rough start to life, but thanks to a whole lot of love and a wee bit of training this American beauty now holds the record for the longest jump by a feline. After jumping a HUGE 182.88cm (or six-feet!) on the day of measuring back in 2013. This precious little rescue cat leapt into the world-record books alongside her cat loving and training human; Samantha Martin.