We're seeing more and more cats live to very old age. Judging by the cats we see at the animal hospital I work at, I would say that average is 12 to 17. That does not mean that anyone should feel guilty if their kitty doesn't live this long. Sometimes even with wonderful care illnesses happen and/or genetics interfere. Some kitties live less, some live more. Just enjoy each and every healthy day you have with your kitty
Caretaker of 2 dobermans,, 1 schnauzer, 5 cats, 3 goats, 1 parrot, 1 bearded dragon lizard, 11 chinchillas.
Rest in peace, Cricket, Casey, Bella, Yank, Chloe and Bones.