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Oriental Shorthair Cat

Potential Health Issues

Oriental Shorthair cats are a relatively healthy breed, but like any cat, they are susceptible to injuries, illnesses and hereditary disorders. The good news is that cats tend to have fewer serious health issues than dogs, but no pet is 100% immune from potential health issues.

Here is a list of potential health issues that your Shorthair might face during his or her lifetime.

Condition Cost to Treat
Bladder Stones $800 to $1,000
Broken Leg $500 to $5,000
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
Heart Disease $5,000 to $20,000
Hip Dysplasia $4,000 to $6,000


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 an Oriental Shorthair.

Emergency Care
Cancer Coverage
Prescription Meds
Orthopedic Issues
Hereditary Conditions
Routine Care O
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 an Oriental 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.

Location Price
New York, New York $32/mo.
Los Angeles, California $29/mo.
Dallas, Texas $27/mo.


Note: Full coverage for three year-old Oriental Shorthair


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