The number of active feline patients in the US (~ 20 million) has been growing slightly each year (2013-15). Overall these patients come to the clinic on average 2.65 times per year. However, only 28% of these cats come to the clinic at least annually, while the remainder visits less frequently. [Data derived from Practice Management System (PIMS) database which collects data from approximately 1000…
Veterinary Prevalence Insights
Over 1,000 Small Animal Practices invoice details and 500,000 medical case histories have been mined for more than 10 years to provide metrics on canine and feline medical treatments, products used, procedures performed, services provided and practice management approaches. These articles are based on those findings.
The number of cats with suspected or treated hyperthyroidism grew over the 3-year period (2013-2015). These patients received a variety of tests, hormone products and occasionally, Hills Y/D prescription diet. Our projections estimate the feline hyperthyroid treatment market at $5-10 million in 2015.
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Feline diabetic patients received a variety of tests, glucogenic products and prescription diets (2013-2015). The number of clinic visits/year varied with the type of treatment each diabetic feline received. There were about 180,000 DM cats who received only a prescription diet. The average number of DM cats who received diet food for treatment, alone or in combination with glucogenic regulators, was about 240,000.
Over a 3-year period (2013-2015) an average of 660,000 felines received approximately one test for DM/cat. While the number of suspected DM felines increased over this 3-year period, the number of treated feline diabetic patients did not increase.