From the highest quality food to squeaky toys that make them go crazy, our pets deserve the very best. But to give them the very best means to continuously invest in their health.

Like their human counterparts, pets require routine medical attention — conditions can range from a minor ear infection to diabetes. Regular checkups for dogs and cats are essential to ensure their health's integrity. 

However, a regular checkup could break the bank. Last year, Nationwide members spent more than $81 million to treat the 10 most common medical conditions affecting their pets. Skin allergies were the most common health issue among Nationwide insured canines with more than 102,000 individual claims at an average cost of $233 per dog. Dental diseases accounted for the most common medical condition among Nationwide insured felines with more than 5,200 claims received at an average cost of $376 per cat.

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Denny Jacob

Denny Jacob is an associate editor for NU PropertyCasualty360. Contact him at [email protected].