The Best Cat Breeds That Live the Longest

You’ve heard about the cat with nine lives thing. Sorry to tell you, that’s not true. You wish your feline friend could just carry on living, though, but that’s the hurt you face when they don’t. Make the most of your pet while you can!

Cats, though, generally seem to live longer than most other pets. Now, that’s a generalization if ever there was one. However, on the whole, it’s valid. 

The Manx cat will live for about 14 to 16 years. This is a playful, social, and adventurous cat who could also have no tail. This is a genetic thing, but it doesn’t always hold true. It doesn’t mean anything whether it has a tail or not.

The Manx has been likened to a dog as it shows the same pet-owner characteristics as its canine brothers and sisters. It is a very loyal and loving cat and will give the owner as much love as the owner bestows on it.

The slinky Siamese.. and more

The Siamese cat is originally from Thailand, hence its name. It is a strikingly beautiful cat that stands out among the cat population. It has played its part in many stories, and even on the screen, because of its beauty.

This cat’s lifespan is 12 to 20 years. The Siamese cat is very intelligent. It does not enjoy its own company and, if left alone, will make its disapproval known very vocally. It simultaneously can be very aloof, so the paradox can be puzzling for an owner.

The Burmese cat takes the top spot in the lifespan of the cat’s charts. This cat has a lifespan of 18 to 25 years. There is also a record of a Burmese cat reaching the age of 35. The validity of this is debatable, but it an official record, nonetheless.

The Burmese is sociable and playful and loves to be indoors. Don’t be surprised if this cat curls up on your lap and dozes off!

The American Shorthair cat can live well beyond 22 years. It is also sociable and a low-maintenance cat, meaning it pops up at mealtimes and disappears in-between. It never causes any bother, aside from loving to appear on camera if you happen to be in the middle of a zoom call.

This is one of the most popular cats in America because of its easy-going, playful nature.

Object of curiosity

The Sphynx cat is hairless, which makes it the object of curiosity. It also looks different from most other cats and many people are apprehensive of approaching it. The cat, though, is very friendly and playful. It is a high-maintenance cat because of its lack of hair. It produces oils for protection owing to the lack of hair and needs to be bathed regularly because of this.

The cat loves attention, which it gets to be the eyeful, and does not like to be left alone. It is a people cat and gets on with most everybody! It has a lifespan of 15 to 20 years.

The Persian cat has definitive characteristics that make it stand out among the crowd. It has a round face, a short muzzle, and is very fluffy. It’s the kind of cat you just want to pick up and hold close to your face.

The Persian is high maintenance because of all the grooming it needs. It is also prone to health issues and needs regular vet visits. This cat has a lifespan of 15 to 20 years.

The Ragdoll cat is quite a new breed, but a very friendly and likable cat. It can be likened to the Persian with long and silky fur. Its name comes from the fact that when picked up, it goes completely limp!

It is not an active cat and is quite at ease on the sofa or bed. This cat has a lifespan of 15 to 19 years.