The longest-lived cat breeds

The Burmese is a cross between a brown Burmese cat and a Siamese. Burmese are healthy yet prone to cranial anomalies and glaucoma. Burmese live 16-18 years despite health difficulties.


Sphynxes are high-maintenance. In cold weather, hairless cats must wear something. To remove oil, bathe them often. Heart, neurological, and skin illnesses are prevalent. 10-to-14-year lifespan.


The American shorthair is popular with families with children due of its playful and friendly disposition. These cats are self-sufficient and don't need much attention. It lives 15 to 20 years on average.

American Shorthair

The Bombay is a little panther-lookalike. They're warmhearted. They play and cuddle. This breed has a short muzzle, heart disease, and excessive tearing. Average lifespan: 12-16 years.


Russian blues are quiet, reserved, and affectionate but not clingy. This cat likes sunny spots and high places to view its territory. The breed has a 15- to 20-year lifetime despite bladder stones and eye disorders.

Russian Blue

The sweet ragdoll loves humans and follows them around. It goes limp when held, hence the term "ragdoll." Some cats have bladder stones and heart trouble. Its lifespan is at least 15 years.


The Egyptian mau's coat is speckled. These cats are often friendly and expect to be treated as family members. The breed's average longevity is 11 to 14 years, despite heart disease.

Egyptian Mau

impressive Siamese has long fascinated mankind. Long and lanky, it's gregarious and talkative. Siamese cats have dental and respiratory concerns, but are generally healthy. 12-20 years.


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