Stage of life care

Just like humans, cats experience changes in their bodies, emotions and behaviors as they age. Today, with the right preventive care, cats are living 20 years and longer. See Feline Wellness. This is due to better care, better dietary choices, advancements in veterinary medicine and more knowledgeable cat families. Throughout his or her life, you will want to stay on top of your kitty’s:

  • Nutritional needs

  • Activity and exercise needs

  • Need for human interaction and bonding

  • Preventive veterinary care

Also remember that EACH CAT IS AN INDIVIDUAL. What keeps one kitty happy and healthy, may not be true for another. Differences can be based on heredity and BREED. See our Purebred & mixed breed health conditions chart to find out more about your cat’s breed.

Use this chart to determine your cat’s “true” age in human years.

Age "true" age 9 52 18 88
1 7 10 56 19 92
Key:   2 13 11 60 20 96
Adolescent   3 20 12 64 21 100
Adult   4 26 13 68 22 104
Senior   5 33 14 72 23 108
Geriatric       6 40 15 76 24 112
      7 44   16 80   25 116
      8 48   17 84      

Find out more about:

Kitten care
Adolescent cat care
Adult cat care
Senior cat care
Geriatric cat care
Cat hospice and end of life care
Coping with pet loss
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