Pebbles, the world’s oldest dog, died earlier this week at the age of 22 in the southeastern United States, the Guinness Book of World Records announced on Wednesday.
This female fox terrier has been fed cat food by her owners since 2012, which may have contributed to her longevity.
“Pebbles, the oldest dog in the world, passed away naturally and peacefully, at home and surrounded by her family,” revealed the owners through the social network Instagram.
The dog was born on March 28, 2000, on Long Island, New York, and has lived primarily in the state of South Carolina.
With a small body and about two kilos, she gave birth to 32 children throughout her life.
Pebbles was named the oldest dog in the world in May 2022, during a visit by experts from the Guinness book, an institution that catalogs records on various topics.
According to her owner, Julie Gregory, Pebbles’s health secret lay in the way she cared for the dog, trusting that she did so “with the utmost care.”
A country music fan, Pebbles died five months before her 23rd birthday.