In general, as pet parents, we want to know about how much time we will have with our fur babies. It can help us prepare and savor the time we have with our pets. Even though it can be difficult to really determine how long your cat will live, it’s good to have a general idea.
How long can I expect my cat to live?
On average cats lives about 10 to 15 years according to statistics and experts. The oldest cat ever recorded by the Guinness World Records was a cat named Creme Puff. She lived with her owner in Austin, Texas and was 38 years and 3 days old.
Mostly, their age expectancy depends greatly on how a cat lives. While, these numbers may seem a bit low, they are still averaged between unfortunate cats that died early from disease or accidents which lowers the entire average.
● Mostly unsupervised outdoor cats tend to live only about 7 years.
● Indoor-only are usually expect to live are 14 years.
You can also help determine life expectancy rates with a “human age equivalent” formula. By taking your cat’s age in “human years” you get a good idea of how old they really are. The American Animal Hospital Association and the American Association of Feline Practitioners came up with the following comparisons:
Once you see the side by side comparison it makes it easier to relate to their age. And the best way to ensure a long happy life for your cat is to provide them proper TLC. That means giving them a nutritionally balanced diet, enough exercise, mental stimulation, regular check ups and veterinary care, plus lots of affection. Cats thrive on the tender loving care and comfort of the home we give them.
How old is your cat? We’d love to hear stories about your young and old feline furbabies. And as always, check out our services page if you need someone to give any extra interaction and care while you’re away!