What is the average lifespan of a cat?
On average cats live longer than dogs. Cats that die of old age usually reach 14 to 16 years old. Thoroughbred cats have an average lifespan of 10 to 13 years.
How old was the oldest cat ever in the UK?
The highest verifiable age of a cat in the UK is 34 years. The cat, named Ma, lived in Drewsteignton. The vet put Ma to sleep on November the 5th 1957, when she was 34 years old. Ma was the oldest cat in the world.
Do outdoor cats or indoor cats live longer on average?
The average lifespan of indoor and outdoor cats is approximately the same. On the one hand, indoor cats are protected against car accidents and the other dangers of being outside, however unlike outdoor cats they do suffer more from obesity and stress.
What is the average lifespan of cats in other countries?
Due to the fact that many cats in the UK are considered as part of the family, they often enjoy good healthcare. Many cats in the UK receive medicine, or even operations, when sick. In many other countries this is not the case. Therefore the average lifespan of cats in other countries is often much lower than in the UK.