Cat Breed Guide: Himalayan

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A Himalayan 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 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.

Origin: Europe.

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
 Ear Infection  $172  $406
 Skin Allergies  $472  $1,684
 Cystitis  $396  $779

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