10 Most Expensive Pet Conditions, from VPIPublished June 28, 2011
No one likes a trip to the vet, not only because we hate seeing our animals sick, but also because of cost heavy health issues that may raise the bill.
Most pet owners wince when we hear we have to pay hundreds of dollars and can’t even imagine spending thousands. Unfortunately, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI) discloses that this is not uncommon.
They analyzed their claims and found the top 10 most expensive pet procedures in 2010, all of which cost owners over $1,000. Here are the top 10, ranked by frequency, along with the average cost per claim:
10 Cost Heavy Health Conditions
- Torn Knee Ligament/Cartilage- $1,578
- Intestinal Foreign Object- $1,967
- Stomach Foreign Object- $1,502
- Intervertebral Disc Disease- $3,282
- Stomach Torsion/Bloating- $2,509
- Broken Leg- $1,586
- Laryngeal Paralysis- $2,042
- Throat Tumor- $1,677
- Ear Canal Surgery- $1,285
- Ruptured Bile Duct- $2,245
Have you ever paid for any of these procedures?
DID YOU KNOW: An AP-Petside poll showed that only 42% of pet owners would pay for a veterinary procedure exceeding $1000!