If you have a cat, surely you have ever wondered how many years you will enjoy its furry company. Personally, I can tell you that my own cat has lived 19 years, and my grandmother’s cats 15 and 16.
Everything will depend on the health and condition of the feline, although in general and in the same way as humans, these species live longer and longer.
The life expectancy of a cat is generally longer than that of a dog or other pets. They are one of the longest living pets.
How many years does a cat live and how to follow its life cycle?
Although there is no exact age to determine that your feline is older, it is considered that this happens after 7 years. Changes in the cat’s life cycle start from within and as they approach their golden age, they gradually age just like humans.
So that at this stage of the cat’s life cycle it maintains health and vitality, your care is essential. With proper nutrition, regular vet check-ups, and lots of love, there’s no reason your senior cat shouldn’t be happy and healthy.
On the other hand, unlike dogs whose life expectancy depends on their size and breed, in cats there is a higher standard and, on average, 12 years is the longest age, although depending on their diet and lifestyle. life, a well cared for cat can live up to 20 years and indoor cats tend to live longer than outdoor cats. You have to be aware of them at each stage of the cat’s life cycle.
How to increase the life expectancy of a cat
There are many things you can do on a day-to-day basis to increase your cat’s life expectancy and ensure that they have more chances of having a healthy, long and happy existence.
Main factors influence in life expectancy:
- Physical condition.
- Inheritance conditions.
- veterinary care.
- Lifestyle (indoors or outdoors).