Vet fees for cats

Owning a cat can be rewarding but also expensive if they fall ill.

Whilst we hope nothing will happen to our pets, do you know how much it could cost if it does?

Average pet insurance claim

According to the Association of British Insurers the average pet insurance claim in 2021 was £848.

Vet fees are not standardised in the UK, and can vary from practice to practice with factors such as location, your pet’s age and the severity of the condition all having an influence on the cost.

Get a quote to find out what type of policy might be right for you.

How much do vet fees cost?

Vets fees vary from practice to practice but to give you an idea of what to expect, here is a list of average costs for some of the most common treatments for cats.

These tables show the average cost of vet fees claims per condition submitted to Animal Friends in 2023. It's important to consider that vet fees can vary based on your location, the age of your pet, and the severity of the condition. Average costs provided for illustration only.

Condition Average cost
Urinary Blockage £1,925.00
Diabetes £1,181.00
Tumour £1,024.00
Kidney Disease £933.00
Hyperthyroidism £887.00
Vomiting and Diarrhoea £848.00
Lethargy £846.00
Lameness £834.00
Weight Loss £802.00
Osteoarthritis £747.00
Urinary Tract Infection £694.00
Teeth/Dental £631.00
Wound £615.00
Abscess £484.00
Sting/Bite £455.00

Should I get insurance?

Pet insurance can help protect your pet against unexpected vet fees, should they get ill or be injured. Though you may be unsure if you need pet insurance, it’s worth keeping in mind that vet fees can add up very quickly and your pet may need ongoing treatment and medication.

Get a quote

To help you decide, get a quote to find out what type of policy might be right for you and how much it would cost.