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What age is a senior cat

Senior cats are usually seven years old or older.

How many senior cats are there in the UK?

As of January 2017, there are over 1.2 million cats over the age of 7 years in the UK, and these cats are estimated to be increasing at a rate of 2% per annum.

What are the main health problems in senior cats?

The main health problems facing elderly cats include obesity, diabetes, kidney disease and heart disease.

What is the average life expectancy of a senior cat?

The average life expectancy of a senior cat is 9-14 years.

How many senior cats are put down in the UK each year?

The UK keeps statistics on the number of cats which are euthanised. In 2016, the number of cats put down was 101,121.

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