Oldest Dog Dies at 26

The world’s oldest dog has died at the age of 26 in Japan.

Pusuke, a shibu mix dog who held the Guinness Book of World records title for the world oldest dog died after becoming ill, according to USA Today.

Pusuke was hit by a car at the age of 23 and barely made it. His vet and owner helped him pull through the accident and he lived for another three years.

Yumiko Shinohara, owner of the dog stated, “I was with Pusuke for 26 years and I felt as if he was my child. I thank him for living so long with me.”

Pusuke fell ill earlier this week refusing to eat and died quietly at home with his family close by him in his final moments.