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What cat breeds live the longest?

Although most cats live for 10-14 years or so on average, some breeds of cats do live longer than others. Today, our Carrollton vets list some breeds of cats that tend to live longer lives so you can have your feline companion for many years to come.

What cat breeds live the longest?

It is quite difficult to determine how long a cat will live as there are many factors to consider. Nature vs nurture is a big determining factor that can affect certain breeds differently. Underlying conditions and unexpected illness can of course alter a cat's life span, which is why getting your older cat regular geriatric care is so important.

Assuming a cat lives a long and healthy life, our Carrollton vets share 5 of the best cat breeds that have a longer lifespan.

How long do Siamese cats live?

The Siamese cat originated in Thailand, as the name implies. Siamese cats have grown in popularity due to their sociability, playful nature, and entertainment value. Siamese cats are trainable due to their intelligence. They can learn to walk on a leash and do a variety of tricks.

Siamese cats tend to live up to 15 years on average, but it is not unheard of for them to live to be 20 years old.

How long do Munchkin cats live?

Munchkin cats are a new breed that stands out for their dwarfism. Despite having noticeably short legs, this energetic and fun-loving breed is well-known for its speed. These cats can be born with any of three leg lengths: standard length (the tallest), super short (second tallest), or rug huggers (the shortest).

This breed will usually live up to 15 years old.

How long do Balinese cats live?

Some believe the Balinese cat descended from the Siamese cat. The Balinese are physically similar to Siamese cats, but their fur differs. When compared to Siamese cats, Balinese cats have longer coats. Balinese cats make great pets because they are outgoing, affectionate, active, intelligent, agile, and 'chatty.'

A healthy Balinese cat can live between 18 and 22 years old.

How long do Ragdoll cats live?

The Ragdoll cat is a relatively new breed, having originated in the early 1960s. Ragdoll cats, like Persian cats, have long, silky fur. The Ragdoll cat, as the name implies, is relaxed and easygoing, and, like a rag doll, can become limp when picked up. Ragdoll cats are extremely friendly toward strangers. They are also gentle and enjoy relaxing in the house.

Despite their soft look, these cats are quite the tough and healthy breed that can live up to 15-25 years.

How long do Burmese cats live?

Burmese cats are medium-sized and have beautiful short coats. They are highly active cats who are playful and friendly to both their owners and strangers. These adorable companions adore children and make excellent family pets.

There is a record of a Burmese cat who lived to be 35 years old. Most Burmese cats don't live to be this long of course, but they do have an impressive lifespan of 18 to 25 years.

Are you looking to add a cat to the family and would like some more information? Contact our Carrollton vets who can share some advice and help you pick out the right cat for you.

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