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What are cat years

A cat year is one year that a cat lives, according to the World Cat Federation. But is it still possible to tell a cat's age?

The answer is yes, though it's trickier than you think. Here's what you need to know about cat years, and how much you can really tell about a cat's health from her age.

How Many Cat Years Are in a Human Lifetime?

The average human lifespan is between 80 and 85 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That's a lot of cat years.

In fact, the average human lifespan is a little more than 2,150 cat years.

And that's not even the most interesting fact about cat years.

How Many Cat Years Equals a Human Age?

It's a different story when it comes to comparing cat years and human years. The CDC has a handy chart that shows you how many cat years are equal to a human year, and how many are less or more:

1 year = 1.11 cat years

2 years = 1.27 cat years

3 years = 1.48 cat years

4 years = 1.67 cat years

5 years = 1.88 cat years

6 years = 2.11 cat years

7 years = 2.32 cat years

8 years = 2.53 cat years

9 years = 2.74 cat years

10 years = 2.95 cat years

11 years = 3.16 cat years

12 years = 3.35 cat years

13 years = 3.56 cat years

14 years = 3.77 cat years

15 years = 4.00 cat years

16 years = 4.21 cat years

17 years = 4.42 cat years

18 years = 4.63 cat years

19 years = 4.84 cat years

20 years = 5.05 cat years

21 years = 5.26 cat years

22 years = 5.46 cat years

23 years = 5.67 cat years

24 years = 5.88 cat years

25 years = 6.09 cat years

26 years = 6.30 cat years

27 years = 6.51 cat years

28 years = 6.72 cat years

29 years = 6.93 cat years

30 years = 7.14 cat years

31 years = 7.35 cat years

32 years = 7.56 cat years

33 years = 7.77 cat years

34 years = 7.98 cat years

35 years = 8.19 cat years

36 years = 8.40 cat years

37 years = 8.61 cat years

38 years = 8.82 cat years

39 years = 9.

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