Persian Pet Insurance
Often thought of as snobby, Persian cats are one of the most affectionate cat breeds, and their round face and short muzzle makes them one of the prettiest. The Persian’s long, flowing coat must be groomed daily. Independent, they make excellent single cats, often preferring the company of their human parents. Their life expectancy is 12-17 years
Prone illnesses include*
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.
Progressive retinal atrophy
Like retinitis pigmentosa in humans, it is characterised by the bilateral degeneration of the retina, causing progressive vision loss and ultimately blindness.
The earliest stage of periodontal disease. This stage is reversible with proper care. If not treated, can lead to dental disease.
A 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.
Feline 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.
* 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.