Video:What Is the Lifespan of a Catwith Franny Syufy
With proper care, the lifespan of a cat can extend past 20 years. Learn more about the lifespan of a cat.See Transcript
Transcript:What Is the Lifespan of a Cat
Lifespan of a Cat Who Lives IndoorsGiven proper care, nutrition, and regular veterinary visits, a cat kept indoors can live as long as 21 years or more. The average age of cats is 12-15 years.
Lifespan of a Cat Who Lives OutdoorsCats that are indoors-outdoors usually don't last to the average age because of traffic accidents, fighting with other cats, intentional acts of violence, poisoning (accidental or intentional), diseases caught from other cats, being picked up by animal control and subsequently euthanized if not claimed, and death caused by predators. "Stray cats" or "feral cats" usually don't live more than a couple of years. The jaguar is said to be the longest-lived species of cat, sometimes reaching 30 years. Thanks for watching, to learn more visit About.com.
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