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.

ConditionCost 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.

Coverage
Accidents
Emergency Care
Illnesses
Cancer Coverage
Prescription Meds
Orthopedic Issues
Hereditary Conditions
Routine CareO
Pre-Existing Conditions

 

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.

LocationPrice
New York, New York$26/mo.
Sacramento, California$23/mo.
Houston, Texas$19/mo.

 

Full coverage for three year-old British Shorthair

 

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