Python with anorexia swallows £800 in vet bills – BBC News

A bearded dragon with an abscess, and a Burmese python with anorexia were among a record number of pets treated under insurance policies last year.The bearded dragon, a kind of lizard, had its sore jaw treated at a cost of £410.The food-resistant python proved even more expensive, costing £790 to treat.They were both among 932,000 pet insurance claims made in 2016, according to the Association of British Insurers (ABI).The total amount paid out to policy-holders was £706m, a 7% increase on 2015 and also a record high.Among other unusual treatments were:A cocker spaniel which swallowed a turkey baster on Christmas dayA white cockatoo with respiratory problemsAn English springer spaniel which swallowed a grass seed and needed surgery costing £3,400A lethargic cat which cost £366 to cureThe average cost of a claim is now £757, a 5% rise on 2015.

Source: Python with anorexia swallows £800 in vet bills – BBC News

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