Cat Breed Guide: American Wirehair

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An American Wirehair cat with pet insurance from Pets Best.

By Dr. Fiona, a veterinarian and writer for Pets Best, a dog insurance and cat insurance agency.

About the American Wirehair 

Weight: 6-11 lb
Points of conformation: A powerful build with well developed chest, short neck and well muscled legs.  Curly whiskers.
Coat: Dense, wiry, springy short to medium length hairs that crimp and curl.
Color: All are accepted, except for lilac, Himalayan and chocolate.
Grooming needs: Low
Origin: New York, USA
Behavior Traits: Even tempered and funny.

Is an American Wirehair cat right for You?

The Wirehair cat is a descendent of the American Shorthair and shares a lot of its temperament and characteristics.  They generally prefer the indoors, and are content to be lap cats.  They tend to be quiet and gentle, but can be playful as well.

Common Illnesses, Medical Conditions and Accidents for the American Wirehair

According to the number of cat insurance claims Pets Best receives

Medical Issue  Average Claim Amount 
Diabetes $714


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