Cat Breed Guide: Himalayan
Posted on June 15, 2015 under Cat Topics
By Dr. Fiona, a veterinarian and writer for Pets Best, a dog insurance and cat insurance agency.
About the Himalayan
Weight: 8-15 lb
Points of conformation: Similar to the Persian with large round head, short upturned nose and solid body.
Coat: Thick and silky hair coat that is plush without being wooly. Same as the Persian.
Color: Siamese points are the breed standard. Any color of pointing is accepted.
Grooming needs: High grooming needs, with daily or even twice daily brushing required especially when shedding. Face needs to be regularly cleaned as well.
Behavior Traits: Outgoing and affectionate.
Is a Himalayan cat right for You?
The Himalayan cat is adaptable and gets along well with children and other pets. It has a quiet voice and a calm demeanor.
Common Illnesses, Medical Conditions and Accidents for the Himalayan
According to the number of cat insurance claims Pets Best receives
|Medical Issue||Average Claim Amount||Expensive Claim|
|Kidney Failure – Chronic||$1,394||$4,337|
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