Tuesday, January 10, 2012

World Record Holder 'Stewie': The Celebrity Cat Faces Cancer

World Record Holder 'Stewie': The Celebrity Cat Faces Cancer
The Guinness world record holder domesticated cat unfortunately got a cancerous growth behind its right eye, Reno-based owners revealed last week. The celebrity cat ‘Stewie’, the world’s longest domesticated cat with more than 4 feet length, was diagnosed with a cancer after a scan last week. 

According to details; the 7-year-old ‘Stewie’ had an inflamed eye on Christmas morning and his owners Robin Hendrickson and Erik Brandsness took him to an Animal Emergency Center where it was determined he had either an abscess or a tumor. The abscess was operated and scans revealed a bulge behind Stewie’s eye that reached into his sinus cavity. 

The 48.5-inch Maine Coon cat came under spot light in 2010 when the Guinness Book of World Records certified him as the longest domesticated cat, beating the previous record holder by half an inch. 

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