British Shorthair Pet Insurance


British Shorthair Cat Overview

As the owner of a British Shorthair you are probably aware that this breed originated in Great Britain.

(Pretty obvious 🙂

But did you know the average lifespan for a healthy British Shorthair cat is between 14 to 20 years?

The good news is your cat will be around for a long time.

The bad news is that 20 years is a long time and it’s highly likely your cat will have a medical issue at some point.

Here is a sample of health conditions to keep an eye on as the owner of a British Shorthair cat.

Condition Cost to Treat
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


Top Pet Insurers for British Shorthair Cats

These are the most popular companies for British Shorthair cats based on coverage, price and customer satisfaction.

Full List: Pet Insurance Companies


What Coverage Should You Should Have?

These are the most important pet insurance coverage options you should have as the proud owner of a British Shorthair cat.

All five pet insurance companies listed include standard coverage, which is what we recommend.

Coverage Standard
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 a British 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 $26/mo.
Sacramento, California $23/mo.
Houston, Texas $19/mo.


Full coverage for three year-old British Shorthair



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