As a pet parent, you might have wondered how old your cat is in human years. Understanding your cat's age can help you provide better care and ensure they live a long, healthy life. At Wagmo, we're committed to helping you navigate your pet's wellness journey, and that's why we've created this guide on how to tell your cat's age in human years.

Cat Years and Human Years: A Comparison

Cats age differently than humans, so it's important to be aware of the different stages of their lives. The table below gives you a rough idea of your cat's age in human years.

Cat Age (Years) Human Age (Years)
1 15
2 24
3 28
4 32
5 36
6 40
7 44
8 48
9 52
10 56
11 60
12 64
13 68
14 72
15 76
16 80

*Please note that this table serves as a general guideline and individual cats may age differently based on factors such as breed, genetics, and overall health.

Why It's Important to Know Your Cat's Age in Human Years:

Understanding your cat's age in human years can help you provide the appropriate care for their life stage. This includes adjusting their diet, exercise routine, and preventive healthcare measures to ensure they're as happy and healthy as possible.

Life Stages of Cats and Changing Care Needs

  • Kitten (0-1 year): At this stage, kittens need proper nutrition for growth and development, vaccinations, and regular checkups to ensure a healthy start.
  • Young Adult (1-6 years): Young adult cats require ongoing preventive care, such as vaccinations, dental cleanings, and wellness exams, as well as appropriate nutrition and exercise.
  • Adult (7-10 years): During this stage, routine blood work, urinalysis, and fecal tests become more important to monitor overall health and detect early signs of age-related issues.
  • Senior (11+ years): Senior cats may require more frequent vet visits, specialized nutrition, and additional attention to mobility and comfort.

Wagmo Wellness: Supporting Your Cat at Every Stage

Wagmo is dedicated to providing pet parents with an end-to-end ecosystem for their pets' health and wellness needs. Our wellness plans cover everyday pet health and prevention services, such as wellness visits, vaccines, routine blood work, urinalysis, fecal tests, flea/tick/heartworm prevention, dental care, grooming, and 24/7 telehealth through VETalks.

We offer Wellness Plan a 100% guaranteed issue product with no restrictions for age, breed, or health, and simple group rates for easy enrollment. Our mobile app allows members to be reimbursed within 24 hours, and our member support team is available via chat or call to assist you. Learn more today!