Dr. Will Falconer, well-known homeopathic veterinarian, tells us why Itchy Skin Wins Big, A Mystery to Vets after a pet insurance company reports the top 10 reasons for our companion animals' vet visits.
VPI’s policyholders spent over $58 million last year treating the top ten conditions listed below, and the winner, itchy skin, received more than 68,000 claims. The average claim fee for those itchy dogs? $96 per visit.
That math adds up to around $7 million spent last year! Can you say, “cash cow?”
The Top Dog Plagues in 2012
- Atopic or allergic dermatitis
- Otitis externa
- Pyoderma/hot spot
- Benign neoplasia
- Cystitis or urinary tract infection
- Periodontitis/dental disease
- Soft tissue trauma
The top three are all related to itchy skin, which has been observed for years, in those who care to look for it, as being associated closely with vaccinations. #4, the growth of tumors, has been bedfellows with vaccinations for as long as vaccines have been out.While I appreciate the effort Will made in writing this, Dr. Patricia Jordan sums it up:
"Everything we [veterinarians] see is vaccinosis."
(Now if only I could recall where I saw her quote.)