The life expectancy of your cat is determined by how
and where she/he lives. Outdoor cats are prone to many different situations
and accidents then that of indoor cats. There have been some cats
that live well into their thirties, but the normal life span of an
indoor cat is anywhere between 12-15 years. Although your cat may
live well into her twenties.
If your cat is an outdoor cat then her normal life span is only
3-4 years. That is a big difference compared to the life span of
an indoor cat! When your cat goes outside there are many things
taht can happen. Many cats are killed every day from being hit by
cars or being prey to other animals. As well as many other diseases
and illness that an outdoor can catch easier then an indoor cat.
There are many things that you can do to ensure you cat lives a
long and healthy life. When your cat ages just as with humans their
symptoms may vary from one cat to another. So keep in mind that
no matter how well you take care of your cat genetics also play
a part. Here are some things that determine how long your cat will
live besides whether or not they are indoor or outdoor cats.
Spaying or neutering them can help them live longer and actually
prevent many different diseases and illness.
Keeping up on veterinarian care and vaccinations is crucial to
the health of your cat just as much as with a child.
The proper diet can ensure better nutrition and over all health.
Train your cat to stay indoors. It really is the best thing for
your cat. When cats are outside they are subjected to a variety
of bad situations that can be very deadly to them. As well as many
animals attacking them there are humans taht will do the same. If
you have small children teach them the proper way to play with your
cat. Many children hurt cats on accident by playing to rough.
Allow your cat to be a cat and provide the best possible care for
her. Sometimes her behavior may frustrate you like when she is scratching
on your furniture and that sort, so buy her a scratching post. Supply
her with the best diet plenty of fresh water and toys as well. She
needs lots of love from you as well!