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Top 10 Pet Disorders

Top 10 Pet Disorders

April 30, 2015 by

Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. of Brea, Calif., reported today that skin allergies were the most common ailment that sent dogs to their veterinarian in 2014.

VPI found that canine skin allergies led to insurance claims averaging $189.

The most common issue requiring veterinary assistance in cats was bladder or urinary tract disease, for which the average cost was $425.

The pet health insurer analyzed its database of more than 525,000 insured pets to determine the top medical conditions in 2014 that resulted in veterinary visits.

  Dogs Cats
1 Skin allergies  Bladder or urinary tract disease
2 Ear infection  Periodontitis/dental disease
3 Non-cancerous skin mass Chronic kidney disease
4 Skin infection Vomiting/upset stomach
5 Arthritis Excessive thyroid hormone
6 Vomiting/upset stomach Diarrhea/intestinal upset
7 Periodontitis/dental disease Diabetes
8 Diarrhea/intestinal upset Inflammatory bowel disease
9 Bladder or urinary tract infection Upper respiratory infection
10 Bruise or contusion  Lymphoma

Non-cancerous skin masses were the most costly canine medical condition at an average price tag of $339 per dog. The most expensive feline medical condition, VPI reported, was lymphoma at just under $2,000 per cat.

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