Top Ten Reasons to Visit the Veterinarian

July 10, 2012

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:

Dogs                                                                          Cats
1. Ear Infection                                                           1. Urinary Tract Infection
2. Skin Allergies                                                          2. Chronic Kidney Disease
3. Skin Infection                                                          3. Overactive Thyroid
4. Noncancerous Skin Growth                                    4. Upset Stomach
5. Upset Stomach                                                       5. Periodontitis
6. Diarhea                                                                   6. Diabetes
7. Arthritis                                                                    7. Diarrhea
8. Urinary Tract Infection                                            8. Ear Infection
9. Bruise or Contusion                                                9. Skin Allergies
10. Underactive Thyroid                                             10. Lymphosarcoma

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

Thanks for reading!

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