compared to our human years, a cat age chart will give you a pretty good idea … it is based on averages only and is not exact by any means.
When it comes to cats, father Time sped up the clock a bit …
how to tell how old a kitten is
Your kitten does a lot of growing up during its first year.
At one year of age your kitten has grown into the equivalent of a 15 year old teenager, physically able to be a parent, but lacking the maturity of an adult cat.
How old is my kitten?
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How long do cats live?
In a cat’s second year it ages by nine people years and enters adulthood. At age three, the aging process slows down … and for one of our years, a cat ages four.At about the age of seven, middle age ends and the senior years begin. At age 14 your cat hobbles on into the geriatric (very old) stage. An “average cat lifespan” or “average cat age” is around 15 years.
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How you can help your cat live a longer life
… the best diet you can afford and proper medical care.
You should know that unlike pet dogs (and some of us) cats usually don’t make a fuss or show any signs of being sick.
Cats in the wild will hide symptoms of illness or injury because they don’t want to attract the attention of predators. Your domestic cat acts the same way and could be feeling absolutely awful … and appear perfectly normal to you.
Cats that are allowed outdoors are exposed to traffic, disease, parasites and unkind people often have shorter lifespans.
Indoor cats, perhaps lead less exciting lives, but they are more likely to live into their senior years … and avoid a lot more trips to the vet.
When birthdays come why not have a party?
It can be an easy small family affair or an all out cat themed party.
And add a touch of Charity by saving or buying some extra food and toys and donating them to your local animal shelter. I’m sure it will be one of their birthdays too!
how many lives do cats have?
Contrary to the old adage “Cats have nine lives”, they actually only have one. Just like any other animal, when a cat dies, it does not come back to life like some zombie cat!
The saying actually stems from a cat’s ability to seemingly always be able to land on its feet. No matter how high they fall from.