Japan Pet Food Association researched the average life-span of cats and dogs. According to it, the average life-span of cats is 14.82 years. The average life-span of dogs is 14.17 years. The research was conducted in 2014.
Figure : Average Life-span of Dogs in Japan (unit : year)
|Type of dog||Life-span|
|Very small dogs||15.09|
Figure : Average Life-span of Cats in Japan (unit : year)
|Type of cat||Life-span|
|Cats can go outdoors||13.19|
Source is Japan Pet Food Association.