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!
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
As interest in choosing the best pet health insurance has grown, the number of competitors and the range of offerings has, too. While I’m happy that so many more pets have access to life-saving coverage, I’m even happier that the first U.S. provider of PHI is still considered to be … Continue reading Nationwide chosen best pet health insurance by Whole Dog Journal
We have another good infographic for sharing with clients. You can find this one and others as downloadable PDFs in our digital media kit. It’s FREE!
While many pets do well with a missing limb after an injury or illness, veterinarians and pet-lovers have long been interested in pursuing other possibilities for these animals. The falling prices of 3-D printing are bringing new possibilities into range. From Veterinary Practice News: Prosthetics can be used for a … Continue reading Modern medicine: Falling prices up interest in prosthetic limbs for pets