Tuesday Top Ten: Reasons to take your dog to the vet

From the good folks at Veterinary Pet Insurance Co:  the top ten conditions which resulted in vet visits for dogs in 2011.

10.  Underactive thyroid

9.  Bruise or contusion

8.  Bladder infection

7.  Arthritis

6.  Intestinal upset / diarrhea

5.  Upset stomach

4.  Non-cancerous skin growth (average cost to treat:  $220)

3.  Skin infection

2.  Skin allergies

1.  Ear infection (more than 62,000 claims filed)

Until next time,

Good day, and good dog!

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