Category: chronic diseases

Putting Pet Health First: Chronic Illnesses in Dogs and Cats



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Putting Pet Health First: Chronic Illnesses in Dogs and Cats

If you own pets, do you consider them a part of your family?

With pet ownership trends on the rise, particularly among younger generations, the pet care market is booming too. This includes a growing awareness of the different pet health conditions that one’s pet may face—especially chronic illnesses.

This infographic from NuGen Medical Devices looks at some of the most common chronic illnesses in dogs and cats, and how prevalent they are.

The Global Pet Health Industry

High shares of many generations reported considering their pets as “beloved family members”, according to a survey of pet owners. However, to take this further, Millennials and Gen Z cohorts reported seeing themselves more as “pet parents” instead of owners.

This is partially what is behind the bourgeoning rise of the pet care market, which is set to surpass $350 billion by 2027, at a compound annual growth rate of 6.1% between 2020-2027P.

Another driver of this market is that pets are a long-term commitment, which makes the industry relatively recession-proof as no matter the conditions, people continue to invest in making sure their pets have a high quality of life. This is helping many pets to live longer on average:

  • Outdoor cats: 5-7 years
  • Medium to large dogs: 8-13 years
  • Small dogs: 10-15 years
  • Indoor cats: 13-17 years

However, the older a pet gets, the more at-risk that pet (Read more...)

The High Cost of Chronic Diseases Worldwide



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Cost of Chronic Diseases

The High Cost of Chronic Diseases Worldwide

Are humans healthier than we ever were in the course of history?

While the state of healthcare systems has drastically improved and we’re living longer lives, there are some diseases that are proving difficult to beat completely—specifically, they are called chronic diseases.

This infographic from NuGen Medical Devices highlights the true cost of chronic diseases, and the pressing challenges we face in treating them.

The Impacts of Chronic Diseases on Healthcare

Chronic diseases refer to conditions that last at least a year, and up to a lifetime. They typically require ongoing medical attention, affect quality of life, or both.

According to the World Health Organization, chronic diseases make up 73% of all global deaths, and an additional 60% of the global burden of disease. This latter measure is an indicator of the impact of living with illnesses and premature deaths.

Here are some contributing risk factors for contracting a chronic disease:

  • Poor nutrition
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Tobacco use
  • Excessive alcohol use

Chronic diseases affect more people than we realize. In the U.S. alone, 6 in 10 adults have at least one chronic disease. They can also compound significantly: it’s estimated that 4 in 10 adults suffer from at least two or more.

So what are the major types of chronic diseases, and their implications?

Highlighting the High Costs of Chronic Diseases

Heart disease, cancer, and diabetes are some leading (Read more...)