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Top 10 Obesity-Related Dog Conditions

Obese Dogs | Tampa Bay Animal Hospitals

Obesity seems to continue to grow in veterinary practices (no pun intended).

Nationwide pet insurance reported an uptick in claims for obesity-related conditions in 2016. More than 1.3 million claims for more than $60 million amounted to a 23 percent growth over three years.

Here are the top 10 obesity-related conditions that accounted for those claims:

  1. Osteoarthritis
  2. Cystitis/Urinary tract disease
  3. Hypothyroidism
  4. Hepatitis/Hepatopathy
  5. Cruciate ligament injuries
  6. Diabetes
  7. Intervertebral disc disease
  8. Chronic renal disease
  9. Congestive heart failure
  10. Lipomas

 

Courtesy of DVM360
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