American Shorthair Cats
Did You Know?
Did you know that early settlers took cats with them on trips from Europe so they could take care of rodents on the ships?
Proof that cats are functional and furry!
These cats, referred to as Domestic Shorthairs (still to this day) were renamed American Shorthairs in 1966.
As history suggests, American Shorthairs have a nearly identical health profile to their ancestral Domestic Shorthair Cats.
They are a very healthy breed, but like any pet, accidents and illnesses happen.
Here is a sample of health issues based on annual pet insurance claims data.
|Condition||Avg. Cost to Treat|
|Cancer of the Abdominal Wall||$813|
|Cancer of the Mouth||$1,102|
|Cancer of the Liver||$779|
|Cancer of the Nasal Cavity||$927|
|Cataracts||$2,000 per eye|
|Cruciate Ligament Tear||$2,750|
|Malignant Skin Mass||$1,508|
Source: Cat Health Conditions
Top Pet Insurance for American Shorthairs
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What Coverage Should You Should Have?
These are the most important pet insurance coverage options you should have as the proud owner of an American Shorthair cat.
- Accident Coverage ✓
- Illness Coverage ✓
- Emergency Care ✓
- Hereditary Conditions ✓
- Cancer Coverage ✓
- Orthopedic Conditions ✓
- Prescription Meds ✓
- Wellness and Routine Care O
- Pre-Existing Conditions X
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How Much Does it Cost?
The short answer is that it depends. The good news for you is that cat insurance is a lot cheaper than dog insurance.
Here are some sample prices across the country to give you an idea of what a plan might cost you.
|New York, New York||$25/mo.|
Note: Full coverage for three year-old American Shorthair cat.