Pet health insurance provider Nationwide analyzed its database of more than 650,000 insured pets to determine the top medical conditions that prompted veterinary visits. Below are the results for dogs:
- Skin Allergies
- Ear Infection
- Non-cancerous Skin Mass
- Skin Infection
- Diarrhea/Intestinal Upset
- Vomiting/Upset Stomach
- Dental Disease/Periodontitis
- Bladder or Urinary Tract Infection
- Anal Gland Inflammation/Infection
Skin allergies were the most common health issue among Nationwide insured canines with more than 140,000 individual claims at an average cost of $255 per dog.
Dental disease accounted for the costliest canine medical condition on the list with an average expense to treat of $400per dog.