Illness coverage helps pay for veterinary care when your pet suffers from a serious illness or health condition. Some of the most common and expensive veterinary care is to treat illnesses for dogs and cats. Unlike accidents, which are relatively straightforward, illnesses and long-term health conditions can require treatment over a long period of time.
In most cases illnesses are more expensive than accidents and are more common, so it’s important to make sure you get good illness coverage. Here are five of the most common and expensive accident-related veterinary expenses.
|Condition||Cost to Treat|
|Cancer||$5,000 to $20,000|
|Heart Disease||$5,000 to $20,000|
|Hip Dysplasia||$4,000 to $6,000 per hip|
|Eye Problems||$50 to $3,000 per eye|
|Liver Disease||$2,000 to $5,000|
Source: Dog Health Conditions
As you can see, if your dog or cat suffers from a serious illness or health condition medications and surgery can cost as much as $10,000 to even $20,000.
You want to make sure your illness coverage provides treatment for hereditary disorders and provides ongoing care for chronic conditions because these are some of the most common and expensive to treat.