Translating Cat Years to Human Years
The time-worn cat age formula no longer holds true. Here's how you can determine the life stage of your kitten or cat.
Newsflash for cat lovers: You can forget that popular belief that you can determine your cat’s age in human years by simply multiplying his age by seven. A cat celebrating his first birthday is actually the equivalent of a person who is 15 years old, a 10-year-old cat is the equivalent of 56, and a 17-year-old cat is the equivalent of 84, according to the new Feline Life Stages Guidelines developed jointly by the American Association of Feline Practitioners and the American Animal Hospital Association.