Oldest verified dog, Bobi, dies at 31 years of age

Oldest verified dog, Bobi, dies at 31 years of age

Dogs bring us joy and comfort in so many ways. 

Oldest dog in the world next to his Guinness World Record
Oldest dog in the world next to his Guinness World Record/PeterBuschTV

There's a big part of our lives that involves our pets. 

They are a part of our family and play an integral part in our mental wellness. Our dogs can provide us with a sense of comfort and fulfilment... even more than humans at times. 

So, it comes with a heavy heart that we hear that the oldest verified dog, Bobi, has passed on. 

As of January 2023, Bobi was certified by the Guinness World Records as the oldest dog at 30 years and 243 days old. 

When he passed away, he was 31 years old - that's 217 human years! 

Watch the footage below of Bobi, courtesy of Facebook.

American veterinarian, Dr Karen Becker, shared the news on her social media earlier this week. 

Her words were close to perfect in describing the loss of a loved one. This is what she had to say: 

"Despite outliving every dog in history, his 11,478 days on earth would never be enough, for those who loved him. When we asked Leonel what his recipe was for Bobi’s exceptionally long life, his response was swift: “Good nutrition, constant contact with nature, freedom to discover his environment, consistent veterinary care, and love. Bobi knows he’s deeply loved.” (Facebook)

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It really hit home to hear what his human dad said about his long life. 

The fact that the secret to his long life included good food, nature, exploring his environment, healthcare, and love really puts things into perspective. 

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