Dogs bring their owners countless pleasures, but an unexpected trip to the vet can also mean a financial headache for the unprepared.
Many dog owners – and those considering welcoming a pooch into the family - might be surprised to learn that it’s not uncommon for treatments to cost thousands.
Southern Cross Pet Insurance, New Zealand’s longest-standing pet insurer, has released a list of the ten most common claims for dogs that cost over $1,000 in 2013. They are:
In the last eight months, Southern Cross Pet Insurance has received claims after veterinary treatment was required following ingestion of the following items:
There are even repeat offenders. One poky little puppy has visited the vet on several occasions having eaten sanitary items, dental floss, an empty raisin packet, empty yoghurt container and a muffin case.