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As cat owners, we love to observe the social lives of our four-legged friends. Cats are incredibly social creatures who are able to form strong relationships with both other cats and with us, their humans. But what’s the social structure of cat life like? And how long do cats live? Read on to learn more!


Cats are quite independent creatures, and the social structure of their lives reflects this. While cats form strong bonds with their human companions, they generally don’t need to be in the same room or even the same house as other cats. That being said, cats still have a need for social interaction. While cats may not be as demonstrative with their affection as dogs, they still display affection in ways such as head-butting, cuddling, rubbing against their owners, and purring.


However, when cats are raised together, they can form close bonds and enjoy one another’s company, as well as that of humans. This is why it’s important to consider introducing a kitten to a home with a resident cat, if possible or to adopt a pair of kittens who can grow up together.


Cats also display certain rituals in their social interactions with one another. For example, cats often rub their faces against one another to mark their territory and to show affection. This behavior is known as “bunting” and is a way for cats to communicate with each other.

When it comes to life expectancy, cats can live an average of 12-15 years. Of course, this number can vary depending on the cat’s breed, lifestyle, and overall health. Some cats have been known to live up to 20 years!  To ensure your cat stays healthy and happy, make sure they have a nutritious diet, regular vet visits, and lots of love and attention. Check out our guides on risky foods and how to care for your cat for a long and healthy life!


You can also help your cat’s life expectancy by providing lots of attention as well as plenty of playtime, enrichment activities and quality nutrition. Keeping your cat’s environment stimulating is key and can be done by providing a variety of toys and scratching posts. Cats also need to be kept safe, so make sure they are kept indoors or in a secure outdoor area.


Cats are truly remarkable creatures, with a pretty long life expectancy. But with the help of regular vet visits at Just Cats Clinic, your cat can have the longest and happiest life possible. It’s important to keep a close eye on your cat’s health and to get regular checkups to prevent any potential medical issues from arising. With Pet Health Plan you can have as many free vet visits with your kitty. With our experienced staff and state-of-the-art facilities, you can be sure that your cat is in purr-fect hands. So don’t wait – and book your next visit here!


Overall, cats are incredibly social creatures, who form strong bonds with their human companions and with each other. By understanding their social structure and providing them with the right care and attention, you can ensure that your cat lives a long and happy life. So, if you’re looking for a furry friend who will purr-ovide lots of love and companionship, a cat could be the perfect pet for you!