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Ten Most Common Pet Wounds

Updated on March 27, 2009

These are wounds from which we want to protect our animals.

Our dogs lead active lives -- yet we want to protect them from the most common wounds.
Our dogs lead active lives -- yet we want to protect them from the most common wounds.

These are the most common wounds from which our pets suffer.

10 Most Common Pet Wounds

Pet Fights Cause the Most Common Wounds in Pets

Lacerations and bite wounds topped the list of most common pet wounds in 2007. According to Veterinary Pet Insurance, of the 11,000 claims were the result of dogs and cats fighting with other dogs and cats -- or wild animals.

Other wound making the top 10 list wer torn nails; insect bites and stings; abrasions; eye traumas; punctures; foreigh 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 averages $580 per claim.

Here is a list of the Top 10 Pet Wounds:

  1. Laceration and bite wound
  2. Torn nail
  3. Insect bite and sting
  4. Abrasion
  5. Eye trauma
  6. Puncture
  7. Foreign object in skin
  8. Foreign object in ear
  9. Foreign object in foot
  10. Snakebite

This data was compiled by Veterinary Pet Insurance of Brea, California

Debbie Holte is a frequent contributor of article's on our dog's health and happiness for Buddy Bed's company mission is to improve the quality of life for our beloved animals.

Remember there are three things to look for in any company you purchase a dog bed - high quality products, products that will last and stand the test of time, and superior customer service.


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