Breed Guide: American Curl

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An American BobtailDr. Fiona is a veterinarian and writer for Pets Best, a dog insurance and cat insurance agency.

About the American Curl

Weight: females 5-8 lbs, males 7-11 lbs

Points of conformation: Ears have rounded tips that curl back smoothly.  Moderate build with well muscled body and moderately length in the leg.

Coat: Flat, silky with long and short haired varieties accepted. Minimal undercoat.

Color: All colors and patterns accepted.

Grooming needs: Low grooming needs, low shedder.

Origin: Lakeland, CA USA

Behavior Traits: Even tempered and quiet.

Is an American Curl cat right for You?

The American Curl keeps its kitten-like attitude for years and is playful yet quiet.  They tend to get along well with other pets and are adaptable. They crave close human contact and will often follow their family around.  They are not typically vocal.

Common Illnesses, Medical Conditions and Accidents for the American Curl

According to the number of cat insurance claims Pets Best receives

Medical Issue  Average Claim Amount  Most Expensive Claim 
Asthma $1,984 $1,984
Dermatitis $165 $165
Urinary Incontinence $1,173 $1,173
Laryngeal Paralysis $3,448 $3,448
Pyometra $1,656 $1,656


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