• Debunking Common Myths About Pet Adoption Shelters: When to Adopt or Buy a Pet

    By Savannah Admire New Africa / Adobe Stock Over six million companion animals end up in shelters each year in the U.S., yet some people still choose to purchase a pet from a breeder rather than adopt an animal from a shelter or rescue organization. Why? Part of the reason is the persistence of many […]

  • Pet Insurance 102: Answering Your Top Questions About Pet Insurance

    Bringing home a new pet is an exciting time. But it can also be overwhelming. You want to be sure that you’re prepared for the unexpected. Pet insurance is the smart way to make sure your dog or cat is covered with the best veterinary care without worrying about the cost. We asked Nationwide your […]

  • Are Shelter Pets for Adoption Healthy?

    By Amy Fox, DVM Boris Jovanovic / Stocksy If you’re thinking about adopting a shelter pet, you may be wondering, “Are shelter dogs healthy?” Shelter medicine has made incredible advancements in making life in the shelter better for these pets, so their health problems are usually quickly identified and treated. Many veterinarians even do specialized […]

  • The Top 10 Health Issues In Young Cats That You Should Know About

    Presented in partnership with Nationwide Pet Insurance. Bringing home a new kitten is a lot like bringing home a baby: You want to prepare for the unexpected and plan as best you can. But some things are outside of even the savviest adopter’s control, and your new little fluff ball’s playful and curious energy may […]

  • Pet Insurance 101: 5 Reasons Why You Need It & How It Works

    How Nationwide can help protect your newest family member for a longer and healthier life together. Is pet insurance necessary? Any pet parent who’s taken a surprise trip to the emergency room and found themselves staring at a bill ending in one too many zeros knows the answer is yes, your pet needs coverage. Pet […]

  • Cat and Dog Nutrition

    The overall health of your dog or cat starts with a good foundation and nutrition is a key building block in keeping that foundation strong. Cats and dogs on proper diets enjoy happy tummies and good digestive health. This all translates into a longer life and more time spent together. We’ve assembled our best dog […]

  • Pet Insurance is a Good Investment

    Adopting a dog or cat is one of the most rewarding things you will ever experience but being a pet parent is also a big responsibility! Your new furry, family member will provide you with endless amounts of love, but they are 100% reliant on you as their pet parent. Being a good pet parent […]

  • Do Flea Collars Work?

    By Dr. Dan Carey, Bayer Veterinarian Collar technology (yes, flea collars have technology now) has come a long way. And just like mobile phones, cars and even vacuums, new improvements can enhance performance that might surprise you. Today’s pet owners have new choices that result in effective, long-lasting flea prevention that’s as simple as attaching […]

  • Seven Steps to Fight Fleas on Your Pets – and Win!

    Fleas are no fun! Many of us feel overwhelmed when they pop up repeatedly, but as long as your puppy, dog, or kitten is older than seven weeks and otherwise healthy, we’ve found some strategies to help you safely get rid of fleas on your pets and in your home. Below are seven steps to […]

  • How Shelters Prepare Your Cat for Adoption

    By Dr. Dan Carey, Bayer Veterinarian Lights, camera … adoption! There’s nothing like changing a life, unless it’s saving a life. The photos are taken, social updates are posted and you’re finally on your way home.     First steps Playtime, mealtime, downtime: Your shelter’s staff interacts with your cat, gets to know his temperament, […]