What Should I Expect From A 17 Year Old Cat?

How do I know if my elderly cat is suffering?

Often, the easiest way to tell if your older cat is suffering from ill health that isn’t directly related to her age is by her physical appearance.

These may not be obvious at first, but eventually you may notice changes such as: Skin problems such as rashes, swelling, sores and dry skin..

How many hours a day does a 17 year old cat sleep?

Adult cats tend to have more set sleeping schedules that average out at about 12 – 20 hours of sleep each day. Senior cats will tend to have less energy and reduced mobility which means they will sleep more than younger cats.

What is the average life expectancy of an indoor cat?

10-15 yearsIndoor cats live on average 10-15 years, while outdoor cats live on average 2-5 years This handout is intended to help you sort out the pros and cons associated with each lifestyle so you can rest assured your cat will have both an enriched life and protection from environmental hazards.

At what age do cats usually die?

13 to 17 yearsFactors That Impact Life Expectancy While 13 to 17 years is the average life expectancy for an indoor cat, some live much shorter lives while others live well into their 20s. One kitty, Crème Puff, made it to the ripe old age of 38! Cats won’t complain when they don’t feel good.