October is Orthopedic Month at Embrace Pet Insurance

Bella-TracyClarkVaughn- puppy pic The Embrace Pet Insurance Top 10 veterinary claims for cats and dogs are as follows:

By number of claims:

1

gastrointestinal

22%

2

skin

21%

3

orthopedic

12%

4

ear

8%

5

urological

6%

6

accident

5%

7

eye

5%

8

respiratory

4%

9

cancer

3%

10

infectious disease

3%

By amount of claims:

1

gastrointestinal

24%

2

orthopedic

19%

3

skin

16%

4

accident

5%

5

cancer

5%

6

respiratory

5%

7

ear

5%

8

urological

4%

9

eye

4%

10

infectious disease

3%

The gastro claims includes foreign body ingestion so if you removed those and put them in accidents, orthopedic claims would top the charts for claims by amount.

That's pretty scary and pretty expensive. The list of orthopedic conditions, many of which are considered hereditary, includes:

  • luxating patella
  • cruciate ligament ruptures (average claim is just over $2,000, which includes rechecks - surgery is way way more)
  • hip dysplasia
  • intervertebral disc disease (IVDD)
  • degenerative joint disease (DJD)
  • plain old limping (undiagnosed claims average $780 per claim)
  • and so on

We'll be talking more about many of these conditions later on this month. Anything else you'd like to talk about too?

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