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Skin tumours most common pet insurance claim

Skin tumours are the most common pet insurance claim, according to new research.

Sainsbury’s estimates over 129,000 pet owners claim for the condition each year, closely followed by animals “not feeling themselves” on 121,000.
Lameness results in 92,000 claims, followed by colitis with 76,000 claims and osteo arthritis with 69,000.
A further 18,000 pets are lost or stolen each year.
The bank estimates that dogs cost their owner £9,000 over their lifetime and cats £7,200 with around a fifth of this cost stemming from vet bills.
Sainsbury’s pet insurance manager Claire Moyles says: “Pet insurance is not just a nice to have product. Events in which you may find yourself needing to claim are more common than you may wish to consider.”


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