It’s officially the season of falling
temperatures, leaves, and motivation to go outside. Don’t get us wrong—we love
PSLs and a good scary movie as much as the next person, but there’s no doubt
the theme of the season is hearty food and cozy time inside. And that can lead
to more pets coming in a little heavier than the last time you saw them.
Top Five Most Common Dog Breeds
As a data-driven company, we naturally
looked at our claims when thinking about pets and their weight. Wondering which
dog breeds claim for obesity most often, we found these five at the top:
Cavalier King Charles spaniel
As you well know, obesity in pets can lead to a
host of medical consequences, but one that’s been in the news lately is
osteoarthritis. We decided to take a look at our claim data for this condition
as well, and we found that of the dogs
who have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, 35% of them were noted as being
Not only that, many of the dog breeds who ranked in
the top five for obesity claims also ranked in the top five for osteoarthritis:
Bernese mountain dog
Is any of this data surprising to you? Let us know!
Tools to Support Your
Conversations with Pet Owners
Before pet owners get too cozy, share these infographics on your social media or as part of your wellness conversations. Just right-click the image, save to your computer, and post!
Healthy snacks for pets—especially useful during the many fall and winter holidays.
Common conditions of overweight cats and
dogs, including average annual costs.
Caloric comparisons of common treats for
cats and dogs.
Mairi brings her dog, Nox, to Trupanion every day, where she works on the marketing team and Nox supervises in between play time. She's a fan of superhero movies and must go into every bookstore that crosses her path. In her free time you can probably catch her reading, hanging out with Nox, planning her next trip, or binging a new show.