Mixed Breed Cats
Mixed Breed Cat Overview
The fact that your cat is a mixed breed is a good thing because mixed breed animals, including both cats and dogs, are less susceptible to hereditary disorders and genetic health issues.
Potential Health Issues
Mixed Breed cats have an average life expectancy of 12-14 years old. And despite the fact that Mixed Breed cats are mixed, there are still some health issues to consider. Here is a sample of health issues based on annual pet insurance claims data.
|Condition||Avg. Cost to Treat|
|Cancer – Abdominal Wall||$813|
|Cancer – Mouth||$1,102|
|Cancer – Liver||$779|
|Cancer – Nasal Cavity||$927|
|Cataracts||$2,000 to $3,000 per eye|
|Cruciate Ligament Tear||$2,000 to $4,000|
|Malignant Skin Mass||$1,508|
Learn More: What Does Pet Insurance Cover?
What Coverage Should You Should Have?
These are the most important pet insurance coverage options you should have as the proud owner of a mixed breed cat.
|Wellness & Routine Care||Optional|
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. Pet insurance companies generate prices based on your pets breed, age and zip code. Here are some sample prices across the country to give you an idea of what a plan might cost you.
|New York, New York||$34/mo.|
Note: Full coverage for three year-old Mixed Breed cat