It’s a harsh reality, but without insurance for your cat, this could happen to you. Cats are animals who love to explore! They are inquisitive, adventurous and generally very brave animals with, as the phrase goes, 9 lives. Aside from this, their unique personalities and beautiful colourings make them an instant member of our families…. Read more »
It’s a harsh reality, but without insurance for your cat, this could happen to you.
Cats are animals who love to explore! They are inquisitive, adventurous and generally very brave animals with, as the phrase goes, 9 lives. Aside from this, their unique personalities and beautiful colourings make them an instant member of our families.
Whether enjoying the outside world of gardens, climbing trees, and bringing home ‘gifts’ for their human owners or living indoors and making the home their own, cats are at risk of getting injured.
Kittens love to play, and often in places that they shouldn’t! Take a young kitten for example, recently settled into your home and family and absolutely loving life. The height of furniture is appealing to cats, yet getting down is not so easy and sometimes this can result in a fall. A lot if kittens will bounce back as if nothing has happened, but just like humans, some kittens will fall awkwardly. A fall from height in a young kitten would be classed as a trauma and can result in broken bones; legs, hip, pelvis, or pulled ligaments, all of which are repairable.
Older cats who are outside can injure themselves just as easily. A fall from a fence, a tree, or an injury from another cat or wildlife animal can result in emergency treatment. We have all heard those cat fights at 3am when we’re trying to sleep! Did you know a cat bite can pierce a cat’s leg, through to the muscle? This leads to infection and often surgery to stitch the wound back together.
In the current world cat owners are very fortunate to have access to so many treatment options for their beloved furry companions. Just like human medicine the following are available for cats:
- Major surgery
- Laser Therapy
- MRI scans
- CT scans
- Orthopaedic surgery and repair
- Referral to a specialist; neurology and ophthalmology are common in cats
Surgery to repair a broken leg/pelvis/hip can range from £2,000 – £5,000 on top of the original emergency treatment, and post op treatment required.
Wound repair surgery can range from £300 – £800, along with any post op medications.
Both of these injuries would be covered under cat insurance* which is why we recommend it is something all cat owners have.
The policy we recommended is Agria, click here to find out more.
*check T&Cs of policy, and excluding any pre-existing conditions.