Dermatitis, dental disease and other familiar conditions rank on VPI's top 10 list

Dermatitis, dental disease and other familiar conditions rank on VPI's top 10 list

Check out the top conditions, average veterinary treatment costs and dvm360 resources on each.
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May 07, 2015
By dvm360.com staff

Can you guess the top 10 medical conditions for dogs and cats last year? Based on the 1.1 million pet insurance claims submitted to Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI), here are the conditions that most affected the 500,000 pets covered by the insurance group.

Check out the common conditions and the average cost to treat them, plus click the links for more resources on select topics from dvm360.

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1. Atopic or other allergic dermatitis
Average cost: $189

2. Otitis externa
Average cost: $150

3. Benign skin neoplasia
Average cost: $339

4. Pyoderma and/or hot spot
Average cost: $118

5. Osteoarthritis
Average cost: $293

6. Gastropathy
Average cost: $268

7. Periodontitis/dental disease
Average cost: $298

8. Enteropathy
Average cost: $132

9. Cystitis or urinary tract infection
Average cost: $274

10. Soft tissue trauma
Average cost: $226

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1. Feline cystitis or lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD)
Average cost: $425

2. Periodontitis/dental disease
Average cost: $327

3. Chronic renal disease
Average cost: $633

4. Gastropathy
Average cost: $328

5. Hyperthyroidism
Average cost: $396

6. Enteropathy
Average cost: $185

7. Diabetes mellitus
Average cost: $779

8. IBD or acquired lymphangiectasia
Average cost: $365

9. Feline upper respiratory infection
Average cost: $189

10. Lymphosarcoma or lymphoma
Average cost: $1,959