Cat Breed Guide: Norwegian Forest Cat

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A Norwegian Forest 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 Norwegian Forest Cat

Weight:  12-24lb. Females are considerably smaller

Points of conformation: Strong, but not stocky build with large triangular head and straight profile.  Lynx tipping on the medium sized ears is preferred.  Large round paws with tufts of fur.  Shorter body than the Maine Coon.

Coat: Very heavy, dense double coat is semi-long and hard in texture.  Ruff, collar and mane are present.

Color: All colors are accepted except cinnamon, fawn and sable.

Grooming needs: Minimal grooming needs due to low matting tendency, a brief brush twice weekly is usually enough.

Origin: Norway.

Behavior Traits: Easy-going to aloof in nature.

Is a Norwegian Forest  cat right for You?

The Norwegian Forest cat is calm and easy-going, but can be aloof with strangers and occasionally reserved and territorial.  They love to climb and hunt and can be suited to the outdoors.  They are not demanding of attention and are not considered lap cats.  They need to be provided with a climbing tree if kept indoors.

Common Illnesses, Medical Conditions and Accidents for the Norwegian Forest Cat

According to the number of cat insurance claims Pets Best receives

Medical Issue  Average Claim Amount  Expensive Claim 
 Gastritis  $955  $1,415
 Lipoma  $711  $938
 Ear Infection  $417  $741
 Cancer  $1,090  $1,923

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