Ten Most Common Pet Wounds
These are wounds from which we want to protect our animals.
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:
- Laceration and bite wound
- Torn nail
- Insect bite and sting
- Eye trauma
- Foreign object in skin
- Foreign object in ear
- Foreign object in foot
This data was compiled by Veterinary Pet Insurance of Brea, California
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