Norwegian Forest
Facts & Advice

A true nature lover who loves spending time in the great outdoors

The Norwegian Forest Cat is a large, slow-maturing breed, with strong legs, a long body, a bushy tail and striking eyes, . Hardy, intelligent and muscular, 'Wegies' love to climb and hunt. With a love of water and a water-repellent coat, they're great at fishing, too. They are sociable and friendly, enjoying the company of their human family and that of other pets, and are unhappy when left alone for long periods.
Take a look at our cat insurance policies to ensure your Norwegian Forest cat is protected in the case of an emergency.

Vital Stats

Colour: A wide variety of colours, patterns and markings can be found, including those with white flashes.
Coat: Semi long-haired with a double-layered coat: a woolly first coat and a longer, coarser 'guard' coat. It needs weekly grooming (but never bathing), and daily brushing during shedding.
Life span: Maturing at five years, life expectancy is 12+ years.
Colour various Coat long
coat
Life span 12+years

Norwegian Forest insurance considerations

Norwegian Forests sometimes suffer with epilepsy and are prone to hereditary and congenital conditions. Petplan dog insurance offers peace of mind that they will always be protected.

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Physical & online
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Diagnostic
tests

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Prescription
medicine

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Surgery &
specialised care

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Physiotherapy &
recovery therapies

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Hereditary
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Behavioural
conditions

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Congenital
conditions

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Dental illness
& injury

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Cancer
treatments

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