Cat Breed Guide: Chartreux

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A Chartreux 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 Chartreux

Weight:  Female 7-10 lb, male 10-17 lb

Points of conformation: Broad rounded head with well developed jaw.  Short limbs with deep chest and short neck.  Small round paws.

Coat: Medium-short double hair coat is woolly, plush and soft.  Coat can take up to 5 years to fully develop.

Color: Blue gray with silver tips.

Grooming needs: Minimal, although they are heavy seasonal shedders due to double hair coat and will require more attention during these times.

Origin: France

Behavior Traits: Gentle and placid.

Is a Chartreux cat right for You?

The Chartreux is known for its ‘smiling’ expression.  While gentle, at the same time they are playful and can be good mousers.  They crave affection and will often follow their owners around the house.  They are adaptable and intelligent.

Common Illnesses, Medical Conditions and Accidents for the Chartreux

According to the number of cat insurance claims Pets Best receives

Medical Issue  Average Claim Amount 
 Ear infection  $87
 Lymphoma  $5,621
 Arthritis  $443
 Hyperthyroidism  $109


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