The Companion

Lost cat spends a perilous night in the sewer

A Siberian mix cat named Rafa survived a 45-foot tumble and a long frigid night in the sewer before he was discovered. Here’s the story of his daring rescue.

Holiday 2022

Watch out for these surprising holiday pet hazards

The holidays are a time of joyous celebration with friends and family, but with the tasty banquets and twinkling lights come a number of hazards for...
Fall 2022

Fall seasonal pet safety tips

With cooler weather and shorter days come a number of changes in our day to day lives—the leaves change, sweaters come out of storage and pumpkin...
Fall 2022

Turkey Day pet safety

Nothing says Thanksgiving tradition like a full plate of tasty treats—enjoyed with beloved friends and family, of course.
Summer 2022

4 ways to prevent pets from getting lost

Summer is all about fun in the sun—especially when your pet is there with you. But there’s another side to the season.
Summer 2022

Expert pet advice on summer toxicity from vethelpline®

From fireworks to rodenticides to mystery mushrooms, there’s a lot to protect your pet from during the summer. Luckily, vethelpline® has the answers...
Pet safety

CBD for pets: Pros and cons

CBD has gone from a niche alternative to a widely used over-the-counter treatment in humans. Increasingly, people are looking to CBD to help pets...
Pet safety

Expert pet advice on plant toxicity from vethelpline®

  Small dog ingests palm tree pits Redding, our chihuahua, ate three or four palm tree pits around 20 minutes ago. We’re not sure what kind of palm...
Pet safety

Prevent pet poisoning at home

Thousands of pets become seriously ill from ingesting common household toxins every year. March is Pet Poison Prevention Awareness month, which was...
Winter 2022

What is a pet guardian (and why do you want one)?

Nationwide has partnered with FreeWill to provide this article to our readers. It does not constitute legal advice and is not a substitute for an...
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