We asked a simple question in our Nationwide® Brachycephalic Breed Disease Prevalence Study: Are Bulldogs, French Bulldogs, Pugs and other such brachycelphalic breeds as healthy, more healthy or less healthy than other dogs across a range of conditions common to all dogs? The answer, in brief, is less healthy, based … Continue reading French Bulldogs and more: Taking the temperature on brachycephalic health
Every year at Nationwide we take a look back at the previous year and the top 10 veterinary visits, based on our claims. Can you guess what they are? Here’s the information we just released to the veterinary community: While common issues such as Allergic Dermatitis and Otitis Externa are … Continue reading What’s No. 1 on Nationwide’s top 10 veterinary visits lists?
UPDATE! We hit our $30,000 goal before the end of the month, so we upped it to $50,000! Because I see so many claims for cancer, and know too many of these cases ended in heartbreak, National Pet Cancer Awareness Month means a lot to me. I know the chance … Continue reading #CurePetCancer: The hashtag that helps to save lives
Nationwide®’s Linda Markland is one of the most recognizable people in the veterinary community. She can be found at conferences large and small, at trade group meetings, and at gatherings of veterinarians, veterinary technicians and veterinary practice managers from coast to coast. (Even around the world: She recently presented in … Continue reading Our Linda Markland presented with VHMA President’s Award
Kismet, a Jack Russell terrier from Salt Lake City, Utah, has won the 2016 Hambone Award, honoring the most unusual pet insurance claim of the year. Also winning is Advanced Veterinary Care, the SLC veterinary practice that saved the brave dog’s life after a violent burglary left him and his … Continue reading Heroic Jack Russell, stellar SLC veterinary practice win Hambone Award
America’s passion for pets hardly slowed in the recent recession, but for many of those years, veterinary prices not only failed to keep up, but fell steadily. While they’re still well below government estimates for other consumer goods and services, the updated Nationwide® | Purdue Veterinary Price Index shows 2015 … Continue reading Veterinary pricing continues recovery from 2009-2014 slide