Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI) has compiled the following list of the 15 most common health problems in cats:
|1. Lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD)
||6. Tooth infection requiring extraction
|2. Chronic renal failure
||7. Upper respiratory infections
||12.Soft tissues injuries/ sprains
|3. Skin allergies and infections
||8. Ear infection
||13. Laceration and bite wounds
||9. Eye infection
||14. Benign skin growths
||15. Gastritis/ vomiting/ diarrhea
VPI extracted this information from a database of over 60,000 insured cats. The average cost per claim for a veterinary visit for the number one problem, lower urinary tract disease, is $260.
Feline dental problems are the most costly to treat, especially when tooth extractions are necessary. The average claim for this procedure is $360.