Maine Coon cats are the largest breed of domesticated cats. These lovely cats belong to a breed that is generally healthy. Their average lifespan of a Maine Coon cat ranges between ten to fifteen years and even more in some rare cases which are a pretty good lifespan in feline years.
Of course, if you are to take good care of your Maine Coon cat and feed it the right food, groom it and make sure it is well taken care of then its life expectancy can be extended to beyond just fifteen years, and you can spend many more years with your lovely cat.
As with all cats, several different factors go into helping them stay healthy and live a long life. You will have to watch their diet, exercise, and general health.
Cat’s can be lazy creatures so make sure you push your Main Coon to step out and play around for a while, so it’s muscled can get the exercise that they need. If it’s acting strange or is displaying symptoms of sickness, then take it to the vet immediately. Your cat cannot ask you to do things for it with words, but it will show you when it needs to be taken care of and when it is sick.
There are a few genetic diseases that this magnificent breed of cats is predisposed to. But if you bring them to checkups regularly and make sure that if they do have a disease, it is caught early you can stretch out their life expectancy and even increase the chances of a cure that can help them. You can prevent them from experiencing any pain that could have been avoided by regularly taking them to see the vet.
Just like we as humans need special diets and nutrients to ensure that we remain healthy so do Maine Coon cats. You can give them a diet that includes fat-free food such as a high-quality dry mix.
Don’t try and skimp out by giving them cheap food; it will affect their health. We all knows cats will eat as much as you give them, but to keep your cat healthy with a long life ahead of it give it limited meals, so it is not overfed. Main Coon’s are fat cats.
Their diets need particular attention to keeping their form intact.
Cats are animals that don’t actually require much human intervention to survive. They can easily manage on their own. But to keep them healthy and their life expectancy long you should keep them mentally and physically active. Play with them. Talk to them. Give them your attention.
All cats love attention. Bring them toys. Making them feel loved is a contributing factor to their life expectancy.
Maine Coon cats are one of the rare few that can actually be leashed and walked like dogs. You can take them to the park. Show them new places and keep them engaged and excited.
With the proper care, your cat will be your perfect companion for many many years to come. So, never forget to care your cat to increase the average lifespan of a Maine Coon cat!