How long do cats live ?

The average life span of a cat in natural conditions (if we talk about a wild cat) is rather small – 5-7 years. This is due to the fact that in a wild cat, as well as in stray cats, which, unfortunately, still lack in the streets, very unfavorable conditions for life. Judge for yourself: bad and irregular food, constant dangers in the form of predators in the wild, rivalry over the territory of wild cats, clearly do not contribute to a long and happy life.

The affairs of stray homeless cats who live in cities and towns are no better. Their lifespan is very limited due to various man-made factors: the danger of dying under the wheels of transport, from the tusks of stray dogs, will be poisoned by the food they are forced to extract in the garbage. Moreover – the poor stray cats are threatened by the man himself. Unfortunately, not everyone loves pets just like you and me … That is why in such conditions the cat very rarely lives up to 7-10 years. The cat veteran of street fighting, who turned 10 years old, can consider himself a great lucky one.

Domestic cat can live up to 20 years. Of course, the main factor that favors cats-long-livers is the absence of all those scourges, which we listed above. Nobody will attack them at home, do not poison them with food, do not deceive or offend – they are completely safe. Love your pet – this is the most important thing. Cats perfectly feel the true attitude towards them, and for your love they pay the same.