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.

Rank Condition % of Claims
#1 Stomach Issues 33%
#2 UTI 15%
#3 Skin Conditions 9%
#4 Kidney Disease 9%
#5 Cancer 7%
#6 Heart Conditions 7%
#7 Eye Conditions 6%
#8 Ear Infections 6%
#9 Diabetes 4%
#10 URI 4%


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.

Condition Cost to Treat
Cataracts $2,000 to $3,000
Cerebellar Hypoplasia Varies
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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