Cat Health Conditions


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

Healthy Paws shared data from over 200,000 claims over a two year period. Here is a list of the top 10 health issues in cats.

RankCondition% of Claims
#1Stomach Issues33%
#3Skin Conditions9%
#4Kidney Disease9%
#6Heart Conditions7%
#7Eye Conditions6%
#8Ear Infections6%


Source: Cost of Pet Care 2017


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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