When your cat reaches 5 to 6 years old, he is nearing middle age.
While not yet considered a senior cat, he is at the age when you need to begin watching for age-related changes.
Here is what you need to know to keep your cat healthy as he gets older.
How old is a 6 year old cat?
Your Cat’s Age in Human Years
This means if your cat is six years old, their equivalent cat age in human years will be around 41. According to some sources, the world’s oldest cat lived to be 34 – that’s 153 in cat years!
What age is considered old for a cat?
In recent years, feline ages and life-stages have been redefined, cats are considered to be elderly once they reach 11 years with senior cats defined as those aged between 11-14 years and geriatric cats 15 years and upwards. When caring for older cats it sometimes helps to appreciate their age in human terms.
How much should a 6 year old cat weigh?
Ideal Weight for Cats
Most domestic cats should weigh about 10 pounds, though that can vary by breed and frame. A Siamese cat may weigh as few as 5 pounds, while a Maine Coon can be 25 pounds and healthy.
Is my cat getting old?
One of the first signs you may notice as your cat enters its elder years, is a drop in their appetite. Additionally, some cats experience trouble moving their bowels once they reach old age. Watch your cat for signs of constipation, including an empty litter box and visible straining while attempting to defecate.
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