Category Archives: #vetlife

brachycelphalic health study

French Bulldogs and more: Taking the temperature on brachycephalic health

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

Top 10 veterinary visits

What’s No. 1 on Nationwide’s top 10 veterinary visits lists?

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?

Kismet

Heroic Jack Russell, stellar SLC veterinary practice win Hambone 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

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Veterinary pricing continues recovery from 2009-2014 slide

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