Top 10 obesity-related pet conditions

These cat and dog conditions accounted for more than 1.3 million Nationwide pet insurance claims in 2016, a 23 percent increase from three years before.

Obesity continues to grow in veterinary practices (no pun intended). Nationwide reported an uptick in pet insurance claims for obesity-related conditions in 2016. More than 1.3 million claims for more than $60 million amounted to 23 percent growth over three years.

Listed are the top 10 obesity-related conditions that accounted for those claims.


  1. Osteoarthritis
  2. Cystitis/Urinary tract disease
  3. Hypothyroidism
  4. Hepatitis/Hepatopathy
  5. Cruciate ligament injuries
  6. Diabetes
  7. Intervertebral disc disease
  8. Chronic renal disease
  9. Congestive heart failure
  10. Lipomas






  1. Cystitis/Urinary tract disease
  2. Chronic renal disease
  3. Diabetes
  4. Asthma
  5. Hepatitis/Hepatopathy
  6. Osteoarthritis
  7. Hypertension
  8. Congestive heart failure
  9. Gall Bladder disorder
  10. Spondylosis

From: DVM Magazine, March 2017

Posted in Animals.