Himalayan Pet Insurance

The Himalayan is a medium-sized cat, which has a very similar appearance to the Persian cat. Himalayans make great indoor pets. Their activity levels lay between that of the Siamese and Persian, so they’re equally happy to play as they are to relax, making them great family pets. They are loyal and affectionate cats who require lots of attention and have been known to be quite talkative. Usually weighing around 5 kg, but females may weigh less. They have a lifespan of 9 – 15 years.

Prone illnesses include*

Brachycephalic syndrome

Pathological condition affecting short nosed dogs and cats which can lead to severe respiratory distress. Often requires surgery to help the animals breathe and function properly.

Hip dysplasia

An abnormal formation of the hip socket that, in its more severe form, can eventually cause crippling lameness and painful arthritis of the joints.

Polycystic kidney disease

An inherited disorder in which countless cysts (hence, polycystic) develop in the kidneys. Cysts are small round membranous sacs filled with a watery fluid. As the cysts grow and multiply, they slowly replace normal kidney tissue, impairing function.

* This information is for general purposes only. Pounce Pet Insurance offers different levels of cover. Terms, conditions, waiting periods, annual limits and exclusions apply. Refer to the applicable Product Disclosure Statement for details of Pounce Pet Insurance cover and exclusions.

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