Cats have much shorter lifespans than humans, which means you can expect the average cat to live from 10 – 15 years. Since losing a beloved pet can be so heartbreaking, you might want to start with a cat that has a long life span to begin with.

Fortunately, there are several cat breeds known for longevity. Of course, regular veterinary care, a nutritious age-appropriate diet and a loving relationship can contribute to a cat’s lifespan so take care of your feline and spend as much time as possible with your cat.

To learn more about the cat breeds with the longest life spans, click here.