Cats age faster than humans do although cats generally enjoy life longer than humans do. Because cats age faster, their lifespan is generally much shorter than the average human’s lifespan. So if you get a cat, chances are good you’re going to watch it age.
If you have an older cat or a cat advancing in age, you might want to be aware of the different health problems senior cats might experience such as cancer, dental problems, and arthritis. Such problems aren’t limited to just cats but you prepare yourself and your cat for a life of less mobility in their old age.
No matter how old your cat may get, chances are good it will never run out of energy to boss you around and let you know who really runs the house.