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World’s longest cat completes cancer treatment
by Tribune Staff
Jul 24, 2012 | 1433 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
RENO — Mymains Stewart Gilligan, or “Stewie,” a 7-year-old Maine coon show cat, began treatment for cancer on Jan. 23. After 11 doses of radiation and 17 doses of chemotherapy, Stewie will head to Sacramento, Calif., for testing to ensure the cancer was defeated.

Stewie was diagnosed with sarco lymphoma in January. The tumor was behind his right eye and he completed his last dose of chemotherapy Wednesday at Baring Boulevard Animal Hospital.

Owned by Robin Hendrickson and Erik Brandsness, Stewie was measured at the Nevada Humane Society on Aug. 28, 2010. He measured 48.5 inches from the tip of his nose to the tip of his tail. On Oct.12 of that year, Stewie was awarded the Guinness World Record for the World’s Longest Cat and the following year he received his second Guinness World Record for the Longest Tail on a Domestic Cat at 16.33 inches.

Stewie was born on Jan. 29, 2005 in Hermiston, Ore. at the Mymains Maine Coon Cattery. He came to live in Reno at about 3-and-a-half months old and there was no indication that he would end up with the Guinness record. He is the only cat in the world with a Double Guinness World Record Distinction.

To learn more about Stewie at his website, and can be found on Facebook and YouTube as well.
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