Cat age in humans: here’s how to calculate your pet’s age
If you have decided to adopt a cat into your home, it is important to consult your veterinarian about his health and well-being, so that he always has good living conditions. Kittens are pets that, although many say they are very independent, love their owners.
You should know that as you get older, your cat’s nutritional and vital needs change. You must take this into account in order to help your cat to a good quality of life and a dignified old age.
Care is also a decisive factor for how many years your cat will live. Therefore, although most breeds have a long life expectancy, this can change depending on the care that you brought them.
Although there is no age exactly to know if your cat is an adult or not, specialists indicate that it is from the age of 7 years. Therefore, you need to take into account the changes that have occurred in your cat to help him maintain his health and vitality.
Cat’s Age in Humans:
The thing about dogs is generally easy to infer because 1 year in dogs corresponds to about 7 years in humansbut it depends on the breed, weight and other factors regarding the dog.
As for cats, they live between 15 and 20 years. Those who live outdoors may have a much shorter lifespan as they are more prone to injury, poor diet or disease.
One of the physical ways of seeing changes in a cat’s age are its fur. Take effect, it may change texture or color. Also, in most cases, older cats become calmer and tend to sleep more.
Now if you want to make an age equivalence between a human and a felinethe veterinary technical assistant, specialized in homeopathy, Miriam Arana, explained how to do it.
The first thing to remember is that, unlike dogs, you have to take into account, i the cats, of the life phase they are in. Yes, “in the period between a baby kitten and a young/adult kitten there is a lot of growth and maturation, which corresponds to a good number of human years”, explains Miriam Arana.
The human age in the kitten:
The equivalence between a cat and a human year varies at this stage as follows :
First month (cat): 1 year (human).
Between the second and third months: 2 to 4 years.
Fourth month: 6 to 8 years.
Six months: 10 years.
Human age in young cats:
From 7 to 12 months: from 12 to 15 years.
12 to 18 months: 17 to 21 years.
2 years: 24 years.
Human age in mature and adult cats:
3 years: 28 years.
From 4 to 5 years: 30 to 36 years.
6 years: 40 years.
Human age in older cats:
From 7 to 9 years: 43 to 52 years.
10 years of life: 56 years.
15 years: 75 years.
From 16 to 19 years: from 90 to 92 years.
From 20 to 22 years: 96 to 104 years.
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