Maine Coon Pet Insurance

The Maine Coon is one of the largest domestic breeds. Males commonly weigh 6-8kg, and females 4-6kg. They have round eyes, large tufted ears and strong muscular legs. Friendly and gentle, but not too demanding, they get on well with children, dogs and other pets. Often very playful, many have a life-long kittenish disposition. Their long and flowing glossy coat, is easy to maintain, and only requires brushing and combing for 5-10 minutes once a week to keep it in top condition. Their lifespan is 13-16 years.

Prone illnesses include*

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.

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM)

The most commonly diagnosed cardiac disease in cats. Characterised by regional or diffuse thickening of the walls of the ventricle (the primary "pump" muscle of the heart) it leads to heart failure if not treated.


The earliest stage of periodontal disease. This stage is reversible with proper care. If not treated, can lead to dental disease.

Patellar luxation

When the patella, or kneecap, dislocates or moves in and out of its normal location.

* 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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