How Old Is This Cat?

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It is very common for cat owners to ask their veterinarians how old their cat is. Many cats are found or they come into our lives as adult cats, so many pet owners don't know their cat's age.

For kittens it is a bit easier to "guess" the approximate age. We know based on kitten dentition patterns when certain teeth come in (average ages) and when their adult teeth come in.

For example, take the canine teeth (the fangs that cats have in front). The adult version of those teeth come in at around five months of age.

For more tips on aging a kitten, go to: How Old is This Kitten?

What do we look at to age an adult cat? This article will tell you. Go to: How Old Is This Cat?

And remember – as cats age, they tend to have more medical issues. What symptoms should you be on the lookout for with a senior cat? Find out here. Go to: When Your Senior Cat Needs to See a Vet

I hope this helps.

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debra-primovic Dr. Debra Primovic

Debra A. Primovic, BSN, DVM, Editor-in-Chief, is a graduate of the Ohio State University School of Nursing and the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Following her veterinary medical training, Dr. Primovic practiced in general small animal practices as well as veterinary emergency practices. She was staff veterinarian at the Animal Emergency Clinic of St. Louis, Missouri, one of the busiest emergency/critical care practices in the United States as well as MedVet Columbus, winner of the AAHA Hospital of the year in 2014. She also spends time in general practice at the Granville Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Primovic divides her time among veterinary emergency and general practice, editing, writing, and updating articles for, and editing and indexing for veterinary publications. She loves both dogs and cats but has had extraordinary cats in her life, all of which have died over the past couple years. Special cats in her life were Kali, Sammy, Pepper and Beanie.