- ZotsRuleLv 78 months ago
Longevity has NOTHING to do with breed. I've had a Persian live to 16, an Exotic Shorthair to 15 and a no breed domestic to 22 years, 7 months. It's all about how well YOU take care of them and keeping them indoors. But cancers, diseases can kill younger cats so there's no guarantees even then of a long life.
- 8 months ago
Calico cats live the longest
- PRLv 78 months ago
One that is well-cared for. It does not need to be a purebred, and those with extreme characteristics may have shorter lifespans, such as pushed-in noses, etc. Some breeds of purebred cats have heart issues.
Find a nice kitty from a shelter or rescue league and take good care of it. Feed it a good cat food, including some canned in the mix. Provide a cat tree for climbing and scratching.
Take kitty to the vet if it acts "different" than normal such as: too sleepy, not active, not eating well, urinating outside the litter box, losing weight, etc.
Cats who have the option of going outdoors for a few hours per day can live up to 20 years, if neutered and not near a busy road. Indoor-only cats may live up to about 16 years, or so. A cat kept outside and not allowed inside will have a very short life, and not terribly happy.
It will depend greatly on your understanding of your own cat, and intuition if the cat seems sick. Good vet care is important.
- Lv 78 months ago
Burmese. The official holder of the record for the longest living cat is a 35 year old Burmese.Source(s): Google.