Friday, February 4, 2011

Life of cat depends on many factor

The answer to this depends on several factors.
The care you give your cat, the quality of the food your cat eats the kind of lifestyle that your cat's life. All these things play a role in the likelihood of your cat enjoying a long life.
Veterinary medicine has made some great strides in recent years and this is one reason why the average age of house cats. A well groomed cat is kept indoors and fed a well balanced diet, one would expect to live about 15 years.
Some cats live for 20 plus years and there are reports of a few cats reaching over 30 years. This kind of age for a cat is much exception.
The genetic composition of a cat may be a factor in determining the lifetime. Some breeds of cat appear to be more resilient than others. Selective breeding could lead to some breeds are genetically prone to ailments which shorten their life expectancy. Mixed breeds, the typical Moggi and Mouser is usually more powerful in its genetic makeup and can expect to live slightly longer than a pure breed cat.
Cats are kept strictly as indoor only cats have a better chance of living to a ripe old age than cats allowed outdoors. The reasons are many. Outdoor cats face danger from traffic, be attacked by other cats or other animals. They run a greater risk of accidentally poisoned by pesticides or deliberately poisoned by malicious humans. Outdoor cats are also at risk of catching diseases, especially cats from feral cat population.
There are many things to consider when deciding to keep your cat as an indoor only cat or an outdoor-indoor cat, life expectancy is only one of them.
About feeding your cat is a good way to shorten his life. An overfed cat stands more chance of health problems than a cat's weight checked. Diabetes, arthritis, breathing problems, heart and liver disease can all result due to over nutrition. All these conditions may mean your little pet not living a long and healthy feline life. Your veterinarian can advise you on the best nutrition for your cat.
Exercise is also important for the health of your cat and maintain weight. Healthy cats mostly exercise themselves, of course, but the playtime you enjoy with your cat can contribute to keeping kitty healthy. Older dogs benefit from gentle play-exercise.
Regular visits to the vet for routine checks will give your cat the best chance to live a long and healthy life to live. Many life shortening problems can be tackled effectively if detected early.
Neutered or spayed cats often have a longer life than unaltered felines. This is especially true for male cats as an unaltered male will often receive injuries defending his territory. There are many other good reasons for neutering of course, apart from extending the life of your cat.

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