Mar 26 2015

Feline Life Stages

Cats are living longer these days, longer than ever before. Recently the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) released new guidelines for Feline Life Stages. The new Feline Life Stage Guidelines breaks the feline lifestage into six distinct stages.

Kitten – Birth to 6 months
Junior – 7 months to 2 years
Prime – 3 years to 6 years
Mature – 7 years to 10 years
Senior – 11 years to 14 years
Geriatric – 15 years and older

One thing clients are always interested in knowing is how old your cat is in human years. We have always gone by the old adage that cats age seven human years for one cat year. To go along with the new Feline Life Stage Guidelines, the AAFP and AAHA also released a new chart for your cat’s age in human years.

Age of Cat          Human Age Equivalent 
0-1 month 0-1 year
2-3 monts 2-4 years
4 months 6-8 years
6 months 10 years
7 months 12 years
12 months 15 years
18 months 21 years
2 years 24 years
3 years 28 years
4 years 32 years
5 years 36 years
6 years 40 years
7 years 44 years
8 years 48 years
9 years 52 years
10 years 56 years
11 years 60 years
12 years 64 years
13 years 68 years
14 years 72 years
15 years 76 years
16 years 80 years
17 years 84 years
18 years 88 years
19 years 92 years
20 years 96 years
21 years 100 years
22 years 104 years
23 years 108 years
24 years 112 years
25 years 116 years

Fun Cat Age Facts

  • Cats live longer than dogs
  • Cats age faster when they are younger, but it slows down as they get older.
  • At 1 year of age, cat bones fully stop growing (This occurs in people around 24 years of age).
  • The Oldest Cat Ever was a cat from Texas named Creme Puff who was born on August 3, 1967 and died on August 6, 2005 (38 years and 3 days)
  • Indoor cats live an average of 15-20 years while outdoor cats live an average of 3-5 years.

ddaley | Important Cat Info

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