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10 Healthiest Cat Breeds That Save You Trips To The Vet

1. American Shorthair

The American Shorthair was considered the seventh most popular breed of cat in the United States. They’re a low-maintenance breed that keeps healthy most of the time and can live up to 15-20 years.

2. Russian Blue

Russian Blue is another healthy cat breed that requires little energy to take care of. They’re curious, reserved and often tranquil animals but they can also be fierce hunters, like catching rodents, birds, rabbits or reptiles and they can accompany you for about 15 to 20 years.

3. Egyptian Mau

The Egyptian Mau is not from Egypt, instead belonging to the group of Western-derived breeds. It is a wonderful pet with its friendly and loyal personality. Better yet,  with very few issues, this is a relatively healthy breed, saving you money at animal hospitals. Their average lifespan is 13 to 16 years.

4. Japanese Bobtail


Japanese Bobtails are known for their bunny tail as the name suggests. Their tail is flexible and can be twisted or angled at any time. They are healthy cats and can live 9 to 15 years.

5. Bombay


The Bombay cat is a type of short-haired black cat. Having their whole body covered with black fur makes it mysterious. They’re relatively healthy except some known sinus problems and gingivitis. Although, this does not affect all breeds. They can also live about 15 to 20 years.

6. Turkish Van


The Turkish Van started in the United Kingdom. They’re immune to a lot of sicknesses and have excellent health in abundance, and can live 13 years or more. They look sweet and pretty, getting well with family members, and would be a perfect pet for a first-time pet owner.

7. Ragamuffin


Ragamuffin is a sweet breed, looks very cute and notable for its friendly personalities and thick, rabbit-like fur which is very comfortable to touch. It seldom has health problems and generally lives a long and healthy life about 18 years or more only if you provide it with a proper diet and enough exercise.

8. Chartreux


Chartreux is a rare breed from France. As for every French cat with a pedigree, the first letter of the official name of a Chartreux cat encodes the year of its birth. They have fewer health issues, rarely making noise, and can live 12 to 15 years. BTW, Chartreux are similar in terms of appearance.

9. Korat


Korat is a healthy breed that originated in Phimai Thailand, named after its province of origin. The Korat is known colloquially as the "good luck cat." Owning a Korat will bring you luck that means you will get a companion for about 15 years. It is also quite beautiful and funny enough to make you laugh all the time.

10. British Shorthair


The British Shorthair is one of the most ancient cat breeds with a good-natured appearance and relatively calm temperament. They are less influenced by health issues too just like their American shorthair cousin and can live 14 to 20 years. Most famous of the breed appeared in Alice in Wonderland imprinting onto our hearts that “Cheshire cat smile.”

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