Top Ten Pet Wounds
Dog Fights Cause the Most Common Pet Wounds
Lacerations and bite wounds topped the list of most common pet wounds. According to Veterinary Pet Insurance, of the claims received, 11,000 were the result of dogs and cats fighting with other dogs and cats – or wild animals.
Other wounds making the top 10 list were torn nails; insect bits and stings; abrasions; eye traumas; punctures; foreign objects in skin, ears and feet; and lastly snakebites.
Snakebites may be at the end of the list in frequency; however, they were the most costly wound treatment –the average snakebite insurance claim averaging $580 per claim.
These wounds cost pet owners more than $2 million. For those with pet insurance, the average claim was almost $350.
Here is a list of the Top 10 Pet Wounds:
Laceration and bite wound
Insect bite and sting
Foreign object in skin
Foreign object in ear
Foreign object in foot
This data was compiled by Veterinary Pet Insurance of Brea, California.