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We’re celebrating Cat Week at our clinic by posting about cats all week. Let’s kick it off with a Top Ten list and some kitty trivia!

Top Ten States Where Cats Live the Longest

Montana…………………………14.3 years
Colorado…………………………13.2 years
Rhode Island……………………13 years
Illinois……………………………..12.8 years
Nebraska…………………………12.8 years
California………………………….12.7 years
Massachusetts…………………12.7 years
New Jersey……………………..12.7 years
Michigan…………………………12.6 years.
South Dakota…………………..12.6 years

Virginia did not rank in the Top Ten on this list put together by a veterinary corporation. However, we’ve met Siamese cats that lived into their twenties, so we know Virginia has its share of long-lived cats.

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Today’s cat trivia:

Celebrate! Cats live almost twice as long today as they did 50 years ago.

Look closely: The print on a cat’s nose has a unique ridged pattern, like a human fingerprint.

Say what? A cat lover is called an ailurophile.

The postcat always meows twice: In the 1870s, the Belgian village of Liege trained 37 mail cats to deliver letters. The plan was to wrap waterproof mailbags around each feline’s neck.

They love Blue Man Group: Cats can see some color — mostly shades of blue. They’re like a person who is red-green colorblind.

Can you hear me-ow? Blue-eyed white cats are more likely to be deaf. If a cat has one blue eye, it is likely deaf on the blue-eyed side.

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