VPI Petinsurance recently wrote a great article about the hazards of pets during the Holiday season. Looks like their policyholders spent more than $22.8 million dollars and on a myriad of medical conditions associated with the holidays. Below are the top 10 most common conditions from 2011:

1) Gastritis (Vomiting)

2) Enteritis (Diarrhea)

3) Colitis (Loose or bloody stool)

4) Pancreatitis ( Inflammation of the pancreas)

5) Gastric Foreign Body – Medical (Foreign object in the stomach)

6) Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis (Bloody vomiting and diarrhea)

7) Intestinal Foreign Body – Medical ( Foreign object in the intestines)

8) Gastric Foreign Body – Surgical (Surgical removal of foreign object from the stomach)

9) Intestinal Foreign Body – Surgical (Surgical removal of foreign object from the intestines)

10) Methylaxanthine Toxicity (Chocolate toxicity)

Most of the conditions above are caused by pets eating/ingesting different types of items around the holidays like human food, tinsel, holiday houseplants, ornaments, ribbons and other holiday objects. In 2011 there were over 250,000 claims processed by VPI. You can view their entire article at www.Petinsurance.com

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