Stages in the Life of a Cat

Birth to 16 weeks: Kitten is just learning his way around, somewhat playful, often shy






1 to 8 years: The young cat is in his prime; his personality emerges.











16 weeks to 1 year: Still a kitten, cat is now very playful, should be spayed or neutered by 4-5 months of age to prevent pregnancy in females, fighting in males, and marking in both sexes.











8 to 12 years: The pre-geriatric cat may start to slow down, but his behavior often doesn’t change much. Preventive medicine may make a big difference at this stage of life.


12+ years: Cat enters old age, health problems may show up, pace slows, sleeps more, may be easily irritated.



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Adoption Center Address & Hours

To meet our cats and kittens visit us at our Westlake Village Adoption Center

790 Hampshire Street, Suite H
Westlake Village, CA 91361

For more information, call
(818) 992-3225 or (818) 883-5252

Current Hours
Sat-Sun - 12 PM to 4 PM
Mon-Fri by appointment

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