Cat Breed Guide: Burmese

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A Burmese 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 Burmese 

Weight:  8-13lb

Points of conformation: Small to medium sized body with round head, short to medium length muzzle with small round tipped ears.

Coat: Distinctive highly glossy thick, close-lying short hairs that are satin-like in texture

Color: Sable, frost, lilac, champagne and blue.

Grooming needs: low

Origin: Rangoon, Burma

Behavior Traits: Calm and friendly

Is a Burmese cat right for You?

The Burmese cat is playful and rambunctious as a kitten and typically grows into a friendly, adaptable adult.  They are very intelligent and have been known to fetch.  They thrive on human companionship and are often described as lap-cats or ‘velcro’ kitties.  They are not well-suited to an outdoor lifestyle.  They are good with children and make a great family pet.

Common Illnesses, Medical Conditions and Accidents for the Burmese 

According to the number of cat insurance claims Pets Best receives

Medical Issue  Average Claim Amount 
 Skin Allergies  $1,363
 Anal Sacculitis  $317
 Herpes Virus  $331
 Bronchitis  $1,326


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