An intelligent and gentle breed, great for families

Everything about the British Shorthair is larger than life, from its strong, chunky build and round, happy face to its generous disposition. Despite being very intelligent, this gentle breed is well suited to a calm, quiet life. A British Shorthair is also comfortable with children and other pets.
If you are the owner of a British Shorthair cat or are considering getting one, you can take a look at our cat insurance policies to ensure your pet will receive the care they need in the case of an illness or accident.

Vital Stats

Colour: Small
Coat: Silky and smooth, but very low maintenance.
Life span: Very variable, but often 8-12+ years
Colour small Coat Silky
coat
Life span 8+years

British Shorthair insurance considerations

British Shorthairs sometimes suffer with certain health conditions and may require treatment. Petplan cat insurance offers peace of mind that they will always be protected.

Physical & online consultations i

Physical & online
consultations

Diagnostic tests i

Diagnostic
tests

Prescription medicine i

Prescription
medicine

Surgery & specialised care i

Surgery &
specialised care

Physiotherapy & recovery therapies i

Physiotherapy &
recovery therapies

Hereditary conditions i

Hereditary
conditions

Behavioural conditions i

Behavioural
conditions

Congenital conditions i

Congenital
conditions

Dental illness & injury i

Dental illness
& injury

Cancer treatments i

Cancer
treatments

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