British Shorthair Cats
British Shorthair Cat Overview
As the owner of a British Shorthair you are probably aware that this breed originated in Great Britain.
(Pretty obvious 🙂
But did you know the average lifespan for a healthy British Shorthair cat is between 14 to 20 years?
The good news is your cat will be around for a long time.
The bad news is that 20 years is a long time and it’s highly likely your cat will have a medical issue at some point.
Here is a sample of health conditions to keep an eye on as the owner of a British Shorthair cat.
|Condition||Cost to Treat|
|Heart Disease||$5,000 to $20,000|
|Hip Dysplasia||$4,000 to $6,000|
|Bladder Stones||$800 to $1,000|
|Cancer||$5,000 to $20,000|
|Cataracts||$2,000 to $3,000 per eye|
|Cruciate Ligament Tear||$2,000 to $4,000|
|Dental Issues||$250 to $1,500|
Source: Cat Health Conditions
Top Pet Insurers for British Shorthair Cats
These are the most popular companies for British Shorthair cats based on coverage, price and customer satisfaction.
Full List: Pet Insurance Companies
What Coverage Should You Should Have?
These are the most important pet insurance coverage options you should have as the proud owner of a British Shorthair cat.
Note: There are no pet insurance companies that cover pre-existing conditions.
Learn More: Pet Health Insurance 101
How Much Does it Cost?
The short answer is that it depends.
As the owner of a British Shorthair the good news is that rates are low because they are a relatively healthy breed.
Here are some sample rates across the country to give you an idea of what a plan might cost you.
|New York, New York||$26/mo.|
Full coverage for three year-old British Shorthair