Top Ten Reasons to Visit the Veterinarian

It’s true – this list is not nearly as entertaining as David Letterman’s, but it’s still pretty interesting. Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. has released its Top Ten reasons dogs and cats visited a veterinarian in 2011:


  1. Ear Infection
  2. Skin Allergies
  3. Skin Infection
  4. Noncancerous Skin Growth
  5. Upset Stomach
  6. Diarhea
  7. Arthritis
  8. Urinary Tract Infection
  9. Bruise or Contusion
  10. Underactive Thyroid


  1. Urinary Tract Infection
  2. Chronic Kidney Disease
  3. Overactive Thyroid
  4. Upset Stomach
  5. Diabetes
  6. Diarrhea
  7. Ear Infection
  8. Skin Allergies
  9. Lymphosarcoma

So did any of your reasons for a vet visit make the list?  Any surprises here?

Thanks for reading!