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Persian Cats

Persian cats are a very popular cat breed. They are known for their long hair and flat face. These cats are very docile and loving. They will need to be groomed very often to help keep their hair from matting. 

Common Health issues in Persian Cats

  • Respiratory issues: Persians have such a short nose, they are very prone to respiratory issues. They can easily develop an upper respiratory infection and will need frequent vet visits to make sure that they stay healthy
  • Excessive tearing on their face: With their flat nose, they can easily develop infections in the skin folds on their face. this will require you to constantly clean their face to prevent any infection from developing. 
  • Heat intolerance: Their long thick hair makes them intolerant to heat. You will need to make sure that your cat stays in a cool environment. 

Pet Insurance for Persian Cats

If you are looking for pet health insurance for your Persian Cat, you should make sure that genetic conditions are covered. Persian Cats can develop respiratory issues or may be born with respiratory issues as they are genetically predisposed to these 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 health condition that needs treatment. The earlier you detect a health issue in your Persian Cat, the better the outcome as there are medications that your cat can take every day to help prevent their condition from worsening. You will also want health insurance with a short waiting time as many of these procedures need to be done right away.

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 Persian Cats! 


Medically reviewed by Sara Ochoa, DVM

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