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Learn about Britain’s feline companions.
When considering adding a new addition to your home, consider the risks your new friend could face. Certain breeds of cat are predisposed to particular conditions, not to mention the diseases and other altercations that can come with a new environment. If you plan on getting a new cat, use our guide to find out more about the best cat insurance for your pet.
Which region in the UK has the most cats?
With 21% of people in the South West owning a cat, this area has the most cats per number of people. In comparison, in Northern Ireland, just 1 in 10 people (12%) own a cat.
|East of England||18%|
|Yorshire and the Humber||16%|
Preventative healthcare that cats received in 2018
It’s necessary for cats to have veterinary treatments to protect themselves and other animals. The seven most common treatments are presented below.
The vast majority (91%) of owners have their cats neutered, with 81% of the same owners also having their cats treated for fleas and registered with a vet. Despite 91% of pet cats having at least one treatment, only 38% of owners have their cats insured.
The most expensive cat breeds to insure
The monthly costs for cat insurance for the top five most popular cat breeds are illustrated below. The third most popular cat breed, the British Shorthair, is the most expensive to insure, with a $20.76 monthly premium.
The cost of the most common cat conditions
The graph below lists the price of a vet visit for the 10 most common cat conditions. The conditions are listed with the most common at the top.
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