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British Shorthair breed information

Useful pet insurance information

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If you own a British Shorthair or you're welcoming one to your family, consider our Defaqto 5 star rated Lifetime pet insurance to give your cat the best possible cover.

Common health problems and illness

British Shorthair

Size: Medium to Large

Lifespan: 15-20 years

Coat: Plush and thick, will need to be groomed weekly

Exercise: Moderate energy levels, will need space

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Our pet policies explained

Time Limited pet policies

Our Time Limited policies will cover an illness or condition for a maximum of 12 months from the date of the first treatment.

Cover most suited for short-term illnesses and injuries.

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This cover is perfect for when Tigger the Siamese cat has a cut paw. Once this has healed, she can continue to chase squirrels up trees.

Lifetime pet policies

Available for cats under 10 and dogs under 8 years old.

Our Lifetime policies will provide cover for all illnesses or conditions up to the policy limit you choose and refreshes at renewal.

Cover for long-term illness and injuries.

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This cover is perfect for when Eddie the Beagle is diagnosed with diabetes and may need a lot of extra vet care for the rest of his life.

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