Cost of common pet surgeries

ConditionAverage claim costHighest claim cost
Arthritis
$498
$11,302
Cancer
$1,798
$19,557
Cataracts and eye treatments
$456
$10,338
Cruciate conditions (e.g. cruciate ligament)
$2,530
$12,472
Dermatitis and skin conditions
$374
$11,578
Diabetes
$2,583
$13,358
Ear infections
$279
$10,581
Epilepsy
$1,079
$10,753
Foreign body ingestion
$982
$22,919
Gastrointestinal (e.g. intestinal blockage)
$773
$13,840
Heart-related
$968
$16,040
Liver-related
$1,716
$23,693
Fractures (e.g. broken leg)
$2,715
$25,496
Pancreas-related
$1,360
$14,094
Pneumonia
$2,048
$21,698
Snakebite
$1,742
$24,195
Urinary tract infections
$576
$9,305

These figures come from from The Hollard Insurance Company's 2016/17 claims data via PetSecure.com.au. As you can see, there’s often a considerable difference between the average cost of a claim and the highest.