The top diagnoses by amount paid in 2018

In 2018, we paid out over $7.8 million in claims across a wide range of areas from vaccinations through to surgeries*.

Here’s the top 5 claims we had last year:


Cruciate ligament rupture

Running down Karekare beach, Lolly the Labradoodle, pulled to a quick stop in pain. Watch more of Lolly’s story to find out her experience with a ruptured cruciate.

Hypersensitivity (allergic) skin disorder


Traumatic injury

Driving home from puppy school, Daryl the dachshund, ended in being t-boned. Watch Daryl’s story to find out her experience with traumatic injury.



Cat fight injuries

*Source: Southern Cross Pet Claims data, July 2017 to June 2018, based on total paid claims.

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