Obesity is a significant factor in 50 percent of the most common pet illnesses, according to MORE TH>N data

Monday, November 11, 2019
Veterinary Practice


MORE TH>N has revealed that of the 12 most common pet insurance claims reported to it in 2018, half can be significantly affected by obesity

This means that being overweight or not having enough exercise could contribute to the development of, complexity of, or recovery from these conditions. The data has been released by MORE TH>N, which insures cats and dogs, to highlight how damaging obesity can be to pets’ health.

It shows that claims typically cost more for these conditions, averaging £900 compared to £722 across the top 12 conditions overall. This is most likely because obesity can make it harder to treat these types of illnesses, driving up vet fees.

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