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Cost of
Pet Health Care: 2017

Find out the Top 10 ailments for dogs and cats
along with symptoms, treatments and costs.


Cost of Pet Health Care: 2017

Find out the Top 10 ailments for dogs and cats along with symptoms, treatments and costs.


What is the True Cost of Pet Health Care?

In the last decade, veterinary care has progressed immeasurably, with technological innovation and diagnostic testing derived from human medicine. Procedures such as knee replacements, advanced allergy testing, minimally invasive cancer surgeries, and chiropractic care are now available for cats and dogs, increasing their overall quality of life and helping them to live longer.


With these amazing advances come increased costs, and many pet parents are simply not prepared to shoulder the financial burden.


After examining incident data from over 200,000 claims filed between June 2016 and June 2017, we've identified the most common reasons our dogs and cats visit the vet, and how much pet parents can expect to spend for the latest and greatest treatment. We've loaded the report with recognizable symptoms, prevention, case stories, stats and treatments. Download it now to see how you can protect your pet and your wallet.




Top 10 Conditions in Dogs and Cats

Smiling Golden Retriever with Healthy Paws Dog Insurance

Top Accidents & Illnesses for Dogs:
Grey Maine Coon with Healthy Paws Cat Insurance

Top Accidents & Illnesses for Cats:


Claim of Fame: The Year's Most Expensive Incidents


How high can those vet bills go? Two expensive, but happy endings from last year.

Alaric the German Shepherd – Healthy Paws Pet Insurance reduced vet bill by $23,043


Alaric, German Shepherd

After accident trauma, Alaric needed emergency surgery to fix his back legs. This included the procedure as well as x-rays, MRIs, multiple follow-ups and prescription medications.

Total Claims

$23,043

Healthy Paws Reimbursed*

$20,515

Kit Kat the maine coon cat – Healthy Paws Pet Insurance reduced vet bill by $21,219


Kit Kat, Maine Coon

Kit Kat had a respiratory infection, a collapsed right lung, and an abscess on her left lung. She had emergency surgery and was hospitalized for 5 days.

Total Claims

$21,219

Healthy Paws Reimbursed*

$18,823

*Healthy Paws claims made for incidents occuring between June 1, 2016 and June 1, 2017. Reimbursement based on covered treatments using a 90% reimbursement level and a $100 annual deductible.



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What's Covered in the Report

Yellow Lab laying on the floor at the vet


Common Accidents & Illnesses
From digestive problems to orthopedic surgery, the Cost of Pet Health Care report examines a wide range of injuries and illnesses that can affect your pet. With real case studies, we break out the top ten most common ailments for dogs and cats.

Doctor examining a dog's face


Advances in Vet Diagnostics & Treatment
We explored over 200,000 claims to identify new diagnostics and treatment options employed by vets. The report details how care for cats and dogs is improving, and how much those advancements can cost.

Grey Cat with Healthy Paws Kitten Insurance


Recognizable Symptoms
We've included the symptoms for the most common accidents and illnesses, so pet parents know what to look for before heading over to the vet.

Dog with Healthy Paws Dog Insurance


Tips on Prevention
If preventing a disease or injury for your pet is at all possible, we'll tell you how, with specific suggestions that can help you sidestep major calamities.



2017 Pet Health Insurance Statistics

2017 pet insurance statistics chart

Source: American Pet Products & Pet Insurance Quotes


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2017 Pet Health Insurance Statistics

2017 pet insurance statistics chart

Source: American Pet Products & Pet Insurance Quotes


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About Healthy Paws

Healthy Paws understands pet parents because we are pet parents: we know how devoted you are to the health and well-being of your furry family members.

Healthy Paws offers complete accident and illness coverage—so you can focus on your pet's care without worrying about the bill. Plus, with every free quote for dog or cat insurance, Healthy Paws makes a donation toward a homeless pet's medical care through the Healthy Paws Foundation.

Healthy Paws is proud to be the #1 customer-rated pet insurance company for five years running. To see reviews from real customers, visit CanineJournal.com, ConsumersAdvocate.org, or PetInsuranceQuotes.com.





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