Cat Doctor - Cat Clinic - Hospital

1106 Power Springs Road SW
Marietta, GA 30064

(770)424-6309

catclinichospital.com

Cats usually live longer than most dogs and it is no longer unusual for them to live
until 20 or beyond. How long an individual cat will live depends on many factors such as

genetics, whether kept indoors or not, type of diet and of course the appropriate veterinary care he/she receives.

 

The rule of thumb is that at about age 7, a cat is considered to be middle-aged. At age 10 and above, a cat is considered to be in old age.

 

                   CAT'S AGE                           HUMAN AGE EQUIVALENT   

         6 months ................................. 10 years

         8 months ................................. 13 years

        10 months ................................. 14 years

         1 year   ................................. 15 years

        18 months ................................. 20 years

         2 years  ................................. 24 years

         4 years  ................................. 32 years

         6 years  ................................. 40 years

         7 years  ................................. 44 years

         8 years  ................................. 48 years

        10 years  ................................. 56 years

        14 years  ................................. 72 years    

        16 years  ................................. 80 years

        18 years  ................................. 88 years

        20 years  ................................. 96 years

        21 years  .................................100 years

        

 

 

 

 

 

As you can see, a seven year old cat is well into his 'forties'. And since one year for a cat is equivalent to four human years, many changes can take place in what for us, is a fairly short period of time. That is why the American Veterinary Medical Association as well as the American Animal Hospital Association now recommend twice yearly physical exams plus appropriate blood work on all cats who are 5 years old or above.

Cat Care Hospital recommends a physical exam every 6 months with one of those exams incorporated into our Golden Years Work-Up. This work-up is a comprehensive set of tests that includes
    
*blood pressure
*urine analysis
*thyroid function test
*fecal exam for parasites
*complete blood count
*blood profile

Bundled together as the Golden Years Work- Up means we can offer these tests for much less than they would cost if charged for individually.

With this program, many health problems which are not readily detected in other ways can be caught early on and appropriate steps taken to ensure continued well-being and a longer life for your cat.


Veterinary Clinic Exclusively for Cats Serving NW Atlanta Metro Area including Woodstock Kennesaw Acworth Austell Marietta Roswell Alpharetta Dallas Smyrna