Cats are known for their curious personalities and independent nature, traits that can sometimes be what we love most about them. But like I mentioned in my guest post on cat myths, our feline friends are not immune to trouble, and most certainly do not have nine lives. They can become ill, either by genetics or by germs, and they can hurt themselves while exploring their environment.
While any cat breed can require expensive veterinary care, I have taken a look at the Trupanion database and have determined the five most expensive cat breeds based on claims submitted by Trupanion policyholders.
|"Kokoro" Ragdoll Cat|
|"Angel" Max, Maine Coon Cat|
Third in line in most expensive cat breeds is the Himalayan. Himalayan cats are a cross-breed of a Siamese cat and a Persian cat. Trupanion policyholders have spent $69,449.29 on this breed, 98% for illnesses and 2% for accidents. The average claim amount is $215.99.
|"Aanjay" Bengal Cat|
|"Stormy" Siamese Cat|
What do you think? If you own one of these cat breeds, have you had to incur high veterinary costs? Do you think cat insurance would be helpful in these situations?
Heather Reynolds is a pet lover and internet journalist at Trupanion, a pet insurance company. Feel free to contact her with any questions related to pet insurance firstname.lastname@example.org.