10 of the Most Expensive Health Problems Your Pet Can Face
First, the bad news: There are 10 pet accidents and illnesses that can cost you up to $2,000 to fix. But the good news is the treatments usually work.
Health-care costs aren’t just skyrocketing for humans
The 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
Number of claims: 6,831
Average cost per claim: $1,578
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Intestinal – foreign object
Number of claims: 1,005
Average cost per claim: $1,967
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Stomach – foreign object
Number of claims: 954
Average cost per claim: $1,502
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Number of claims: 372
Average cost per claim: $2,509
Broken leg (plate)
Number of claims: 350
Average cost per claim: $1,586