Dogs will eat just about anything (as we saw earlier this week) but what about their kitty cousins? Once again, Veterinary Pet Insurance took a look at the claims they got last year – these top 10 lists account for close to 25 percent of all canine and feline medical claims received in 2008! Unsurprisingly, the more repetitive or chronic illnesses topped the list – after all, continuing care will require continual trips to a doc.
It's important to note that most of the top pet conditions will bring about a noticeable change in the behavior or appearance of a furry friend. Just another reason to take note of any lumps, bumps, sores, cuts, and unusual odors or behaviors in your pets, and react accordingly. Check out the top claims when you read more.
I've bolded any changes from last year's list, are you surprised?
|1. Ear Infections||1. Lower Urinary Tract Disease|
|2. Skin Allergies||2. Gastritis/Stomach Upsets|
|3. Pyoderma/Hot Spots||3. Chronic Renal Failure|
|4. Gastritis/Vomiting||4. Enteritis/Diarrhea|
|5. Enteritis/Diarrhea||5. Diabetes Mellitus|
|6. Urinary Tract Infections||6. Skin Allergies|
|7. Benign Skin Tumors||7. Hyperthyroidism|
|8. Osteoarthritis||8. Ear Infections|
|9. Eye Inflammation||9. Upper Respiratory Virus|
|10. Hypothyroidism||10. Eye Inflammation|