Question: How Long Do White Cats Live?

This morning someone said that white cats only live around six years and that got me thinking back to another white cat I had years ago who only lived to be about seven.

Does anyone have (or had) an old white cat?

My white cat (called LG) is about eight years old.

Do white cats have a shorter lifespan?

No, white cats do not have a shorter lifespan although their ears are prone to sunburn and frostbite. The gene that makes the cat white has no health consequences which directly affects the cat’s lifespan.

Do white cats have more health problems?

White cats are no more prone to illness than any other cat. However, an albino cat may be more prone to medicial problems such as light sensitivity and skin conditions from a lack of pigment (just like humans).

What is the average life expectancy of an indoor cat?

13 to 17 years

Are all white cats rare?

Pure white cats are fairly rare in the general cat population, as they require a gene that hides every other possible coat color and pattern in a cat’s genetic makeup. These cats can have short or long coats and be a single breed or a mix. They also tend to have light-colored eyes.

How old is a 17 year old cat?

Cat’s age conversion chart:

Life StageCat yearsHuman years
Senior14 years72 years
Geriatric15 years76 years
16 years80 years
17 years84 years

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How old is a 21 year old cat?

Convert cat years to human years with the cat year chart

cat yearshuman years
1888
1992
2096
21100

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Why are white cats so rare?

Pure white cats are fairly rare in the general cat population, as they require a gene that hides every other possible coat color and pattern in a cat’s genetic makeup. These cats can have short or long coats and be a single breed or a mix. They also tend to have light-colored eyes.

Are white cats more likely to be deaf?

Deafness is far more common in white cats than in those with other coat colors. According to the ASPCA Complete Guide to Cats, “17 to 20 percent of white cats with nonblue eyes are deaf; 40 percent of “odd-eyed” white cats with one blue eye are deaf; and 65 to 85 percent of blue-eyed white cats are deaf.”

Do white cats go blind?

A: Blue-eyed, white cats are not more prone to blindness – either hereditary or acquired – than other cats. Your friends may be confusing blindness with deafness: here, the situation is completely different. Hereditary deafness is a major concern in white cats, and even more so if one or both irises are blue in color.

Do cats go away to die?

Dogs and cats rarely “die peacefully in their sleep,” and they do not wander off in order to spare our feelings. That’s a fairy tale invented to make us feel better at their expense. At times they are suffering and they need help in dying, and you are the one who must recognize when that is the case.

What age do most cats die?

Indoor cats generally live from 12-18 years of age. Many may live to be in their early 20s. The oldest reported cat, Creme Puff lived to be an amazing 38 years old. Outdoor cats generally live shorter lives due to being more likely to be involved in traumas such as motor vehicle accidents or dog attacks.

What do cats usually die from?

The most common causes of sudden death in cats are heart disease and associated conditions. Feline cardiomyopathy or “heart muscle disease” and feline heartworm disease are the most common causes of sudden death in outwardly healthy cats. Both of these conditions frequently give no warning.