Actual Claims and Veterinary Costs

Compare Actual Pet Insurance Claims

The cost of an unlucky pet can add up. Here are some examples of actual pet health insurance claims and associated veterinary costs for incidents that can happen to a pet of any age.

Hereditary and Congenital Disorders

Hereditary and congenital disorders are health issues present in your dog or cat at birth. Below are some examples of claims and their treatment costs. Learn more about these pet health disorders in our veterinary terms dictionary.

Cost Condition (click link for description) Treatment
$4,012 Patellar Luxation Required surgery and pain meds.
$6,466 Legg-Perthes Disease Surgery and long term medications.
$5,805 Glaucoma Long term medications and surgery.
$6,267 Portacaval Shunt Required surgery and medication for a period of time.
$7,815 Hip Dysplasia Long term meds and surgery.
$10,496 Diabetes Long term medications and blood work.
$2,050 Ectropion Required surgical correction.
$7,006 Fragmented Coronoid Process Long term medications and surgery.

Other Common Illnesses and Accidents


Cost Condition Treatment
$8,294 Fever of unknown origin and Pneumonia Required emergency surgery and hospitalization
$2,964 Ingestion of foreign body Required surgery on cat to remove a swallowed hair pin.
$3,525 Gastric Dilation Volvulus (GDV) Required surgery to turn the stomach back to normal and staple it to the wall of chest.
$5,084 Parvo Gastroenteritis Liquid and medication for inflammation of the stomach and intestines.
$1,656 Stick lodged in between molars Surgery required to dislodge the stick.
$5,439 Cruciate ligament tear Surgery to repair torn right hind ACL and post op complication.
$5,351 Cancer (sarcoma) Chemotherapy
$3,717 Hit by car and fractured pelvis Emergency surgery
$5,453 Acute liver failure Emergency center treatment
$1,984 Seizures MRI and medications for seizures