If you have a cat, you probably know that they love to chew on things. They also love to pounce on your feet or jump on top of you in the middle of the night. But if your cat has started acting strange, it may be an early sign that it is having trouble breathing. If this is true, then this could mean your cat is suffering from fibrosis which makes their lungs hard and inflexible.
What is fibrosis?
Fibrosis happens when the lungs become thick and rigid from scar tissue instead of being flexible like they should be. When these scars make it hard for oxygen to get into the lungs, this eventually leads to a lower quality of life for your cat as well as difficulty breathing for them. It’s important that you find out what exactly what is causing your cats symptoms so that you can seek treatment right away before their quality of life becomes even worse.
The average lifespan of a cat
The average lifespan of a cat is about 15-18 years. This varies depending on the breed of cat, so it is best to consult with your vet when you adopt a new pet.
**Why are cats such popular pets?
Cats have become very popular in recent decades because they’re easy to care for, they have low maintenance needs, and they don’t require a lot of time or space to maintain their health. Cats also make great companions because they’re good at entertaining themselves, which can help alleviate the loneliness that some people feel.
How long cats live, by breed
There are many different cat breeds, and each of them has their own lifespan. For example, Persian cats live a little longer than Abyssinian cats. Other examples of these two breeds include the Siamese and Manx.
Persian: Average life expectancy is 12-14 years
Abyssinian: Average life expectancy is 10-12 years
Siamese: Average life expectancy is 12-14 years
Average life expectancy, by breed
The following are the average lifespans of various breeds of cats.
Domestic short hair: 14 years
Domestic long hair: 12 years
Domestic shorthair: 15 years
Turkish Van: 20-25 years
Longest and shortest lifespans.
According to the World Small Animal Veterinary Association, the longest living cats live about 22 years, and the shortest lived cats can only make it to 12-14 years. The average cat has a lifespan of 15-20 years…