Persian Cat Breed Overview
Potential Persian Cat Health Problems
Persians have an average lifespan of 12 to 15 years. In fact, 76% of Persian cats live 10 years or more and 52% live over 12 years. They are a healthy breed of cat but like any purebred, they are susceptible to some hereditary disorders and other health problems.
Here is a sample of health issues and the average cost of treatment.
- Kidney Disease – Varies
- Progressive Retinal Atrophy – $2,000 to $3,000
- Heart Disease – $5,000 to $20,000
- Liver Shunt – $2,000 to $5,000
- Bladder Stones – $800 to $1,000
- Cancer of the Abdominal Wall – $700 to $900
- Cancer of the Mouth – $1,000 to $1,200
- Cancer of the Liver – $750 to $1,000
- Cancer of the Nasal Cavity – $927
- Cataracts – $2,000 to $3,000 per eye
- Cruciate Ligament Tear – $2,000 to $4,000
- Malignant Skin Mass – $1,500 to $2,000
- Skin Abscess – $100 to $500
- Tooth Extraction – $800 to $1,000
Source: Cat Health Conditions
Pet Insurance Coverage
These are the most important pet insurance coverage options you should have as the proud owner of a Persian cat.
- Accident Coverage ✓
- Illness Coverage ✓
- Emergency Care ✓
- Hereditary Conditions ✓
- Cancer Coverage ✓
- Orthopedic Conditions ✓
- Prescription Meds ✓
- Wellness and Routine Care O
- Pre-Existing Conditions X
Learn More: Pet Health Insurance 101
Note: There are no pet insurance companies that cover pre-existing conditions.
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. 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 Persian cat