Health-care costs aren’t just skyrocketing for humans
Nestor Rizhniak/ShutterstockThe cost of treating your pets can easily top $1,000—and there’s no health-care plan in the works for Fido.
VPI, a provider of pet health insurance, tallied its claims and made a list of those requiring more than $1,000 for treatment.
Torn knee ligament/cartilage
gpointstudio/ShutterstockNumber of claims: 6,831
Average cost per claim: $1,578
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Intestinal - foreign object
Puwadol Jaturawutthichai/ShutterstockNumber of claims: 1,005
Average cost per claim: $1,967
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Stomach - foreign object
Pressmaster/ShutterstockNumber of claims: 954
Average cost per claim: $1,502
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Intervertebral disc disease
Syda Productiion/ShutterstockNumber of claims: 879
Average cost per claim: $3,282
Annette Shaff/ShutterstockNumber of claims: 372
Average cost per claim: $2,509
Broken leg (plate)
didesign021/ShutterstockNumber of claims: 350
Average cost per claim: $1,586
Chendongshan/ShutterstockNumber of claims: 126
Average cost per claim: $2,042
Tumor of the throat
Eve81/ShutterstockNumber of claims: 124
Average cost per claim: $1,677
Ear canal surgery
dawi88888/ShutterstockNumber of claims: 104
Average cost per claim: $1,285