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
The latest from our team is about pets and St. Patrick’s day. Please share!
Enjoying these features on veterinary students? I sure enjoy finding out more about tomorrow’s colleagues! During a visit to the College of Veterinary Medicine at Midwestern University in Glendale, Ariz., Nationwide Field Veterinarian Dr. Kristen Britton chose Cara Donnici (2021) to get the “Three questions for …” treatment. Take it … Continue reading Three questions for … Midwestern’s Cara Donnici