If it’s Monday, it’s time for another of our amazing free infographics! Perfect for sharing with your veterinary clients or any pet-lovers. I love this one on young dog health issues, because I bet it’s going to be news to a lot of folks with growing puppies. Please share, and … Continue reading Young dog health issues: What our claims data shows
During her visit to the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, Nationwide Field Veterinarian Dr. Tonya Sparks enjoyed a visit with Nicole Szafranski (2020), who loves the challenges of her chosen profession as much as she loves antique books! Would you please share something unexpected you discovered or learned … Continue reading Three questions for … Nicole Szafranski, Tennessee CVM (2020)
When I first read about Juul, a vape unit the size of a flash drive that’s popular with teenagers (although the company says that’s not their market), I felt sadness for any teens (or pre-teens!) already addicted to nicotine. My second thought was of the possibility of an increased risk … Continue reading Pet-owners beware: Small size of popular vape units may pose heightened risk
While common issues such as allergic dermatitis and otitis externa are rarely life-threatening, they can be painful to pets and unexpected and expensive in the eyes of pet owners. At Nationwide, we recently sorted through our database of more than 650,000 insured pets to determine the top medical conditions that … Continue reading What are the most common medical conditions for dogs and cats? We know!
Since we at Nationwide’s pet insurance division are in the business of helping pet-owners pay for the care they want and their pets need, we spend a lot of time thinking about the issues around paying for veterinary care. We study it, too. Our Nationwide | Purdue Veterinary Price Index … Continue reading Payment plans for veterinary care: Is it the next big thing?
A provocative article wonders why there are more studies on dogs than cats, and asks the question of some top researchers. Is it anti-cat bias? From the article, in the New York Times: [I] emailed Elinor Karlsson at the Broad Institute and the University of Massachusetts. She is a geneticist … Continue reading Anti-cat bias in research? It may be hurting people, too