When is a cat considered old?

It can vary. However, cats are typically considered geriatric by the age of 7. While people want to think of their cats' ages in terms of human years, cats age more rapidly than humans and that means their "equivalent age" is much different than how long they have been alive in human years.

Here are the calculations that can help put a cat's age in human terms:

  • 7 human years = 45 cat years
  • 10 human years = 58 cat years
  • 15 human years = 75 cat years
  • 20 human years = 98 cat years