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It is very common that those who adopt a cat in a shelter or directly from the street are unaware of the specific age that the new member of the family may have. Although it is not exceedingly relevant to know the exact age, yes it is important to know approximately In what age range you are in order to plan your care or the food you need.
Discover in this article how to know the age of a small cat, adult or old, with details and indications that will help you calculate it:
A cat is considered a puppy from birth to the year of life. Small cats are especially fragile and vulnerable and should not be exposed to the outside until the feline vaccination schedule is up to date, mainly to avoid the spread of any disease.
In this stage they will begin in socialization and will need very specific care to survive. Among them we can mention the food, temperature or sphincter management. At the end of this stage is when we should start teaching our cat to use the scraper and the sandbox.
Adult cats are those that are found between the year and seven years of age. In this stage the cat has already overcome the process of socialization and begins in sexual maturity, which can lead to marking in male cats and the first heat of a cat.
This is the perfect time to consider sterilization, something we should consult with our trusted veterinarian. The adult cat, although it can remain playful, begins to have a more stable behavior.
Older cats often show a much more relaxed lifestyle. It is estimated that they reach this stage about seven or eight years, but even surpassing this age some may seem very young and be active, it will depend on each cat. Although that yes, the old cats spend more hours sleeping and resting and usually begin to suffer diseases typical of the age like the loss of vision, kidney problems, muscular pain.
It is very important to be clear about the care of the elderly cat, since you will need a specific diet, a comfortable place to sleep and even pain in your extremities.
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