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Average treatment costs for cats and dogs

Your pet might be young and healthy, but it's always good to be prepared. It’s important to know how much you could expect to pay should an accident happen or illness strike.

Pet insurance might be worth considering if you're concerned about vet fees, and this page could help you choose the amount of vet fee cover you require.

Vet fees vary from practice to practice, however, to give you an idea of what to expect, here’s a list of average costs for some of the most common treatments for cats and dogs. It’s worth bearing in mind that if your pet is seen out of hours, then costs could be considerably higher.

Typical treatment costs

Common illnesses and injuries for cats

ConditionAverage condition cost
Wound£339.14
Cremation£100.26
Hyperthyroidism£756.08
Cat bite abscess£237.45
RTA£1,183.97
Abscess£321.41
Cystitis£327.34
Injury£553.44
Kidney/renal failure£579.73
Lameness£447.80
Tumour£799.23
Respiratory condition£640.55
Vomiting£471.21
Weight loss£455.18
Kidney/renal disease£607.33
Fracture£1,317.33
Pyrexia£471.80
Urinary Condition£620.99
Cat fight£270.98
Gastric condition£603.28
Lethargy£475.39
Pancreatitis£939.11
Diabetes£953.12
Bite wound£266.69
Arthritis/DJD£339.73
Eye condition£587.69
Dermatitis£322.19
Cardiomyopathy£743.99
Lymphoma£1,167.12
Fractured tooth£321.20

Source: Based on total amount of all closed claims for cats received by Tesco Bank Pet Insurance from March 2015 to February 2016. Average costs provided for illustration purposes only. Actual costs will vary.

Common illnesses and injuries for dogs

ConditionAverage condition cost
Tumour£851.77
Arthritis/DJD£531.19
Lameness£658.21
Cruciate rupture£1,954.17
Gastro-enteritis£518.57
Cremation£116.34
Lump£510.49
Wound£419.82
Wart/growth£479.89
Lipoma£506.24
Otitis externa£383.30
Epilepsy/fitting/seizure£786.32
Injury£477.45
Vomiting£543.71
Gastric condition£656.04
Poisoning£408.87
Dermatitis£484.76
Pancreatitis£903.36
Injured/infected claw£284.95
Skin condition£472.92
Corneal ulcer£639.97
Respiratory condition£852.18
Mast cell tumour£1,020.45
Foreign body£670.83
Cyst£429.99
Diarrhoea£455.39
Foreign body - gastric£1,148.64
Vomiting and diarrhoea£506.69
Liver condition£826.15
Cushing's disease£993.79

Source: Based on total amount of all closed claims for dogs received by Tesco Bank Pet Insurance from March 2015 to February 2016. Average costs provided for illustration purposes only. Actual costs will vary.

Expert advice available 24/7

vetfone™ is a 24/7 helpline that provides expert advice from nurses qualified with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. If your pet has a medical emergency, or you need reassurance on grooming, feeding or general advice, vetfone™ is there to help. vetfone™ is provided at no additional cost with all Tesco Bank Pet Insurance policies.

You can call the vetfone™ freephone* number on 0800 197 4949. *Standard network charges apply. Mobiles may be higher. Please check with your operator.

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Tesco Bank Pet Insurance is arranged, administered and underwritten by Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance plc.

Vetfone™ is provided by Vetsdirect Ltd.