Top 10 obesity-related pet conditions

January 31, 2017

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

Obesity seems to continue 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 a 23 percent growth over three years.

The chart below show the top 10 obesity-related conditions that accounted for those claims. Are you seeing the same thing in practice? Email us your thoughts at

(Data courtesy Nationwide; images