Most Common Pet Conditions

More on PawNation: cat, dog, infection, urinary
dogYou watch your pet closely to make sure he eats right, stays fit, and is healthy and happy. Yet somehow, the poor pup still ends up at the vet with the same dreaded, recurring ear ache.

Frustrating? Definitely. But take heart, it's not just your pup.

Veterinary Pet Insurance, the nation's oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance, looked over last year's medical claims to pinpoint the most common pet maladies.

Ear infections were the most popular ailment among dogs while lower urinary tract disease were the most common in cats. The top ten maladies made up 340,000 -- close to 25 percent -- of all dog and cat medical claims they received in 2008.

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