PROJECT PAWZ - Feline Facts
PROJECT PAWZ                                          - Changing Two Lives Forever.....
Feline Facts
 
 
How Old Is My Cat in Human Years? CatChannel & Cat Fancy veterinary expert, Arnold Plotnick, DVM, provides some valuable insight and a chart for estimating a cat's age as it compares to a person's age.
 
"The notion that dogs (and cats) age seven years for every one year is a myth that’s managed to stick around for years. If you think about it, it is not uncommon for some cats to live to be 18 or 19 years old. If they aged seven years for every one year, then an 18 year old cat would be equivalent to a 126 year old person, which is clearly not very likely. In my practice, we have at least 10 cats who are over 20 years old, but there are certainly no 140 year old people. The seven to one rule is just not true.
 
Cats age faster when they’re younger, but this slows down as they get older. At 6 months of age, a female cat already can reproduce. At 1 year of age, cat bones fully stop growing. This occurs in people at approximately 24 years of age, give or take a few years. So, a 1 year old cat is roughly equivalent to a 24 year old person. From that point on, cats age approximately four years for every one year. While this is certainly not an exact science, the table below should offer a reasonable guideline as to how cats age compared to humans."
 
Cat Age      Human Age
6 mos               15 years
1 year             24 years
2 years           28 years
3 years           32 years
4 years            36 years
5 years            40 years
6 years            44 years
7 years            48 years
 8 years           52 years 
9 years             56 years
10 years           60 years
11 years            64 years
12 years           68 years
13 years           72 years
14 years           76 years
15 years           80 years
16 years           84 years
17 years           88 years
18 years           92 years
19 years          96 years
20 years           100 years
 
 
 
 
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