Manx Cat Overview
The Manx cat originated on the Isle of Man, which is part of the British Isles. Manx are known for being tailless and historians explain this physical characteristic as a natural mutation from cross-breeding in the 19th Century. The Cat Fanciers’ Association have records recognizing the breed back to the early 1920’s.
Potential Health Issues
Manx are a healthy breed, but like any purebred cat they are susceptible to hereditary disorders and other health issues. Here is a sample of common claims for Manx cats.
- 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
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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 a Manx 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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Note: There are no pet insurance companies that cover pre-existing conditions.
How Much Does it Cost?
The short answer is that it depends. As the owner of a Manx 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 – $23/month
- Sacramento, California – $20/month
- Houston, Texas – $16/month
Note: Full coverage for three year-old Manx