Cat Health Issues

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Veterinary Care is Expensive

According to Healthy Paws Pet Insurance, every six seconds a pet owner is faced with a vet bill of more than $1,000. Unfortunately, when it comes to your dog’s health, there is no way predict the future. Consider some of these facts about veterinary care in the U.S.

  • Annual veterinary expenses in the U.S. exceeded $16 billion in 2016
  • 1 in 3 pets will need urgent vet care this year alone
  • Less than 1% of pet owners in the U.S. have pet insurance

Top 10 Health Issues in Cats

Here is a list of the top 10 health issues in cats.

RankConditionTotal Claims
1.Stomach Issues29%
3.Skin Conditions12%
5.Eye Conditions11%
6.Ear Infections8%
9.Foreign Body3%

Source: Cost of Pet Care 2018


List of Cat Health Conditions

Below is a list of cat and kitten health conditions including symptoms, treatment options and cost.

ConditionCost to Treat
Cataracts$2,000 to $3,000
Cerebellar HypoplasiaVaries
Cruciate Ligament Tear$2,000 to $4,000
Ear Canal Ablation$2,000 to $4,000
Throat Cancer$2,500 to $20,000


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