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Persian Cat Breed Overview

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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.

Location Price
New York, New York $34/mo.
Sacramento, California $31/mo.
Houston, Texas $29/mo.

 

Note: Full coverage for three year-old Persian cat

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