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British Shorthair Cats

Common Health Issues Seen In British Shorthair Cats

  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Many pure breed cats can develop heart conditions. HCM is commonly seen in British Shorthair Cats. This is where the heart wall becomes thicker causing your cat's heart not to function properly. Many cats with HCM will need continual monitoring and medication for their heart to function properly.
  • Hemophilia B: This is a bleeding disorder that they can inherit from their parents. You can have your cat tested to see if they are a carrier of this disease. 

Pet Insurance for British Shorthair Cats

If you are looking for pet health insurance for your British Shorthair Cats, you should ensure that genetic conditions are covered. British Shorthair Cats can develop heart issues or be born with this as they are genetically predisposed to heart conditions. It is best to have your cat examined every 6 to 12 months by your vet to ensure that your cat does not have any new heart condition that needs treatment. The earlier you detect a heart issue in your British Shorthair Cats, the better the outcome as there are medications that your cat can take every day to help prevent their heart disease from worsening. You will also want one with short waiting times as many of these procedures need to be done right as soon as possible.

You could also consider enrolling in Pet Assure, a veterinary discount plan that is a low-cost pet insurance alternative. This plan has no exclusions due to age, breed, or hereditary conditions. Even pre-existing conditions are covered! Get a quote today. It's perfect for British Shorthair Cats! 

Medically Reviewed By: Sara Ochoa, DVM 

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