Pet insurer Nationwide reveals annual cost of common health conditions

March 15, 2018

[1]Nationwide[2] members spent more than $96 million in veterinary care last year to treat the top 10 most common medical conditions affecting their dogs and cats, according to the pet health insurer.

Based on more than 1.4 million pet insurance claims submitted to the company last year for more than 650,000 insured pets, Nationwide has identified the top 10 medical conditions affecting dogs and cats (and their associated costs).

 

Top 10 most common medical conditions for dogs

  1. Atopic or allergic dermatitis – average cost to treat: $255
  2. Otitis externa – average cost to treat: $172
  3. Benign skin neoplasia – average cost to treat: $377
  4. Pyoderma – average cost to treat: $128
  5. Enteropathy – average cost to treat: $175
  6. Gastropathy
  7. Degenerative arthritis
  8. Periodontitis/Tooth infection – average cost to treat: $400
  9. Cystitis or urinary tract infection
  10. Anal gland sacculitis/Expression

 

Top 10 most common medical conditions for cats

  1. Cystitis or urinary tract disease – average cost to treat: $495
  2. Periodontitis/Tooth infection – average cost to treat: $434
  3. Gastropathy – average cost to treat: $334
  4. Renal disease or failure – average cost to treat: $649
  5. Enteropathy – average cost to treat: $221
  6. Hyperthyroidism
  7. Feline upper respiratory infection
  8. Diabetes mellitus – average cost to treat: $889
  9. Atopic or allergic dermatitis
  10. Valvular heart disease or murmur

 

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: https://www.veterinarypracticenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Dog-and-cat-and-nationwide.jpg
  2. Nationwide: https://www.petinsurance.com/

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