The data: These are the most common and costly conditions veterinarians see

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Aug 01, 2011
By dvm360.com staff

The most common and the most costly: These are the conditions that occupy a veterinary team’s day and collective psyches. They’re the medical problems that crop up every week, sometimes every day. And they’re the illnesses and diseases that leave clients gasping when they get a treatment plan and see the bottom line in dollars and cents.

But the chance of pets winding up with these common or expensive conditions is also reduced with the right balance of prudence and wellness care throughout a pet’s life. Look at these lists and think about what you can do with every visit to encourage clients to help their pets avoid common conditions. Also consider how recommending pet insurance and third-party payment plans might help clients cover costly issues when they do arise.


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Source: VPI Pet Insurance

More in this package:
Top 10 most costly veterinary conditions
Top 10 most common conditions in cats
Top 10 most common conditions in dogs

Top 10 most common conditions in cats
Pet owners turned in more claims for these conditions than any others.

1. Lower urinary tract disease
2. Gastritis
3. Chronic renal failure
4. Hyperthyroidism
5. Diabetes
6. Enteritis/diarrhea
7. Skin allergy
8. Periodontitis/dental disease
9. Ear infection
10. Upper respiratory infection

Source: VPI Pet Insurance

More in this package:
Top 10 most costly veterinary conditions
Top 10 most common conditions in cats
Top 10 most common conditions in dogs

Top 10 most common conditions in dogs
1. Ear infection
2. Skin allergy
3. Skin infection/hot spots
4. Gastritis/vomiting
5. Enteritis/diarrhea
6. Arthritis
7. Bladder infection
8. Soft tissue trauma
9. Noncancerous tumor
10. Hypothyroidism

Source: VPI Pet Insurance

More in this package:
Top 10 most costly veterinary conditions
Top 10 most common conditions in cats
Top 10 most common conditions in dogs