How long do cats generally live? I have a really old cat and I'm afraid of her dying any day now..
Thanks, we burried her in our garden, still miss her alot.
It's really not. Not that indoor cats can't have short lifespans, and outdoor cats have long life spans, but if you are looking at straight -average- of MOST cats, that's the average.
If you live in a very peaceful area with little to no car traffic or loose dogs, and you take your cat to the vet often, an outdoor cat will probably make it into his teens, but that isn't the average.
Seeing my cat suddenly collapse would be traumatizing. The only cat I've had die stopped eating/pooping, then eventually lay down of its own volition (or exhaustion) and I guess waited for her body to shut down.
>If you live in a very peaceful area with little to no car traffic or loose dogs
then your cat will be owl food within a month.