Actual Claims and Veterinary Costs

View real examples of pet insurance claims and the costs to treat common pet health disorders, illnesses, and injuries.
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Hereditary and congenital conditions

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

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Treatment Cost
Patellar luxation Required surgery and pain medications  $4,012
Legg-Perthes disease Surgery and long-term medications  $6,466
Glaucoma Long-term medications and surgery  $5,805
Portacaval shunt Required surgery and medication for a period of time  $6,267
Hip dysplasia Long-term medications and surgery  $7,815
Diabetes Long-term medications and blood work  $10,496
Ectropion Required surgical correction  $2,050
Fragmented coronoid process Long-term medications and surgery  $7,006

Other common illnesses and injuries

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

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