How many years can a cat live? In fact, there is no way to generalize. Just as there is no way to determine the life span of a person, there are many factors that affect the life span of a cat. Let’s analyze it in detail.
1¡¢ Cat life expectancy
Generally speaking, cats live longer than dogs. Under the condition of family feeding, if the nutrition is sufficient and the medical conditions are good, the average life span of male cat is estimated to be 13-15 years old, and that of female cat without mating is 15-17 years old. However, the life span of castrated male cat and female cat is 1-2 years longer than the average life span.
2¡¢ Factors affecting cat’s life span
There are many factors that affect the life span of a pet cat. First of all, the breeding conditions. If the food is sufficient and reasonable, the life span of the cat will be longer. Relatively, the life span of the stray cat is about 3-5 years. Of course, the premature death of stray cats is not entirely due to the shortage of food. There are also certain reasons for the invasion of diseases, traffic accidents and human hunting.
Some people say that the life span of long haired cats is slightly longer than that of short haired cats, that of cats kept indoors is longer than that of cats kept in the wild, and that the life span of male cats is longer than that of female cats. All these are within certain probability and cannot be fully discussed.
3¡¢ How to prolong the life span of cats
Prolonging the life span of a cat mainly depends on the feeding mode of its owner. It is also the main factor for a cat to live longer. It is also important to find an excellent veterinarian to treat the cat when it is sick. It is also necessary to take good care of the cat in his old age and give him comprehensive nutrition and care.
4¡¢ The oldest cat
It is said that Lucy, the oldest cat in the world, was born in 1972 and lives in South Wales, UK. The 39 year old is equivalent to 172 years old of human beings. We have no way to study the reasons for his longevity, but the probability of a cat’s longevity is still very high.