Just like their human counterparts, dogs need routine medical attention.
Whether you’re a cat person or a dog person, there’s no doubt that dogs are the costlier pet. Their diet and grooming needs, for example, vastly outweigh those of cats.
Then there are visits to the veterinarian. Just like their human counterparts, cats need routine medical attention. Whether they accidentally ingested something they shouldn’t have or are in serious pain, the costs are sure to make a dent in any wallet.
“The majority of medical conditions on the top 10 list can be successfully managed if treated promptly by a veterinarian. Early detection can prevent many of these issues from becoming severe,” said Carol McConnell, vice president and chief veterinary officer for Nationwide, in a statement.
For current and future dog owners, being prepared can help when the unexpected occurs. With this in mind, here are the top 10 most common medical conditions for dogs, based on Nationwide data.
- Skin allergies
- Ear infection
- Non-cancerous skin mass
- Skin infection
- Joint soreness
- Dental disease
- Urinary tract disease
- Anal glands impacted, infected or abscessed