As a small tribute to Mother’s Day, we thought we would share the largest litter of kittens and puppies in the Guinness book as well as a few special pet mother’s day comments from our Granville Veterinary Clinic Doctors.
According to the Guinness World Records:
- The largest litter of puppies is 24, all of whom were born on 29 November 2004 to Tia, a Neopolitan mastiff, owned by Damian Ward (UK) and Anne Kellegher (Ireland) of Manea, Cambridgeshire, UK. They were born by Caesarian section, one was still born, three died in the first week. Source: guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/largest-litter-dog/
- The world’s largest litter of domestic cats were born on the 7 August 1970 when a Burmese/Siamese cat belonging to V. Gane of Kingham, Oxfordshire, UK, gave birth to 19 kittens, four of which were stillborn. Source: guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/largest-litter-domestic-cat/
Comments from our Granville Veterinary Clinic Doctors?
Dr. Wagner – “My favorite way to relate to mother’s day is the memory of delivering by C-section my special boy “Drover” to my beloved Dachshund “Charlotte”. ”
Dr. Primovic – “One of my favorite dog Mother’s Day memories is delivering the largest litter of pup’s I’ve personally ever seen. The litter was from a wonderful yellow Labrador retriever! She had 17 puppies and all of them were alive and well! The largest litter of kittens I personally saw was a barn cat that had 9 adorable kittens.”