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These Are the Most Common Accidents and Illnesses for Cats and Dogs




Healthy Paws Pet Insurance released a new report.

SEATTLE, WA — Healthy Paws Pet Insurance has released a list of the most common accidents and illnesses for cats and dogs.

The company’s new Cost of Pet Health Care report is based on data from about 200,000 claims submitted by Healthy Paws pet parents from June 2016 to June 2017.

For both dogs and cats, stomach issues ranked as the No. 1 ailment, with vet costs reaching as high as $6,500.

The free report provides detail regarding the top 10 accident and illness claims for both dogs and cats, including the symptoms for each condition, pet parents’ personal stories with specific ailments and the related costs. According to the report, while veterinary science has developed at a rate similar to human medicine, the cost for such high tech healthcare for pets can be quite a burden.


“Last year we wanted to focus on veterinary innovation; this year, the report goes further into what pet parents can expect at the vet and what’s covered with pet insurance,” said Rob Jackson, CEO and co-founder of Healthy Paws Pet Insurance. “While most pet parents are willing to do anything to keep pets happy and healthy, they might not realize how helpful pet insurance can be in attaining this goal.”

Here are the full lists for dogs and cats:

Top Accidents & Illnesses for Dogs

  1. Stomach Issues
  2. Skin Conditions
  3. Ear Infections
  4. Eye Conditions
  5. Pain
  6. Growth/Lump
  7. Urinary Tract Infections
  8. Allergies
  9. Cruciate Ligament Injuries
  10. Limping

Top Accidents & Illnesses for Cats

  1. Stomach Issues
  2. Urinary Tract Infections
  3. Skin Conditions
  4. Kidney Disease
  5. Cancer
  6. Heart Conditions
  7. Eye Conditions
  8. Ear Infections
  9. Diabetes
  10. Upper Respiratory Infection



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