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?
Much of my work as Nationwide’s chief veterinary medical officer involves pet health and pet-related finances. And while I love my job, I am truly grateful when our public-relations team comes up with lighter topics that make me smile. Like these Oscar-inspired pet names. On Feb. 26th, of course, cinema’s … Continue reading Oscar-inspired pet names? We have some likely suspects!
In the last couple of years, I came to believe that one thing we needed to add to our Nationwide® veterinary student summer externship was a day spent on marketing and social media. At first, we used our own in-house experts, but then Robin Brogdon of the BluePrints Veterinary Marketing … Continue reading Veterinary marketing: Some thoughts from a pro
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