Cat breeds with the highest pet insurance claims

10. Medium-haired domestic cat

Average pet insurance claim: $356

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9. Russian Blue

Average pet insurance claim: $369

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8. The Maine Coon

Average pet insurance claim: $374

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7. American Shorthair

Average pet insurance claim: $376

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6. Mixed Breed Shorthaired Cat

Average pet insurance claim: $380

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Average pet insurance claim: $381

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4. Mixed-breed long-haired cat

Average pet insurance claim: $397

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3. Medium Haired Mixed Breed Cat

Average pet insurance claim: $403

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2. Bengal

Average pet insurance claim: $404

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1. Siberian Forest Cat

Average pet insurance claim: $457

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80% of cat owners say prices related to pet ownership – including things like veterinary care, food and accessories – have risen over the past year, and 31% believe that those prices have risen dramatically, according to a survey of pet parents from MetLife. A quarter of cat parents surveyed said they felt worried about the financial strains that can come with owning a pet.

One of the easiest ways to manage pet care costs is to prevent health issues and accidents before they happen. Doing a thorough sweep of your home for common items that may be harmful or toxic to your furry friends can go a long way in preventing risk.

According to the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC), the top ten pet toxins are:

  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Prescription drugs for humans
  • Certain human foods, including garlic, grapes, onions, raisins, and foods containing the sweetener xylitol
  • Chocolate
  • Bouquets and plants
  • Household toxins, such as cleaning and beauty products
  • Veterinary products, such as sedative chews, which can be harmful if consumed in excessive amounts
  • Rodenticide
  • Insecticide
  • Garden products

Pet insurance is also becoming increasingly popular among pet owners as a way to protect their families from the exorbitant bills that can accompany a pet medical accident. The North American Pet Health Insurance Association estimates that approximately 4.41 million pets were insured at the end of 2021, an increase of nearly 28% from 2020.

In the slideshow above, we’ll look at the ten cat breeds that tend to have the highest pet insurance claims according to Forbes Advisor.