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Visitors and their dogs enjoy a sunny afternoon at the Sepulveda Basin Dog Park in the Encino section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, file)

(Bloomberg) – Head trauma is the most costly medical mishap to treat for pets hurt at dog parks, according to Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co.

The average expense is $591 for such an injury, which can occur when a dog crashes into an object or another pet, the Columbus, Ohio-based insurer said Wednesday in a statement. That compares with $361 for the category of lacerations or bite wounds, and $143 for insect bites. Hypothermia or heat stroke costs $579.

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