People often celebrate milestones in their lives, such as birthdays and anniversaries. But what about our pets? For many pet owners, their furry companions are considered part of the family. So why not throw them a party too? One TikTok user, @leahkahan, decided to celebrate her cat Mattie's 20th birthday in a special way.
The family put together a birthday feast for Mattie, complete with a variety of wet and dry cat food, including fish and catnip. They even added a dollop of whipped cream to make it extra special. Before presenting the feast to Mattie, the family sang her a heartfelt birthday song. You could see the excitement in her eyes as she eagerly dug into her birthday banquet.
According to PetMD, the average lifespan for domestic cats is 13 to 17 years. So reaching 20 years old is truly exceptional and makes Mattie an extraordinary kitty. Of course, a cat's lifespan can be influenced by factors such as breed, genetics, lifestyle, health condition, and diet.
To ensure that your cat has the best and happiest life possible, there are a few things you can do. Provide a balanced and age-appropriate diet, schedule regular veterinary check-ups, and cat-proof your home for safety.
While our furry friends cannot stay with us forever, with love and care, we can make sure they have a great time on Earth, just like Mattie. It's clear that Mattie's family gave her excellent care, as she wouldn't be celebrating her 20th birthday otherwise. She certainly deserved the special celebration!