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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...
Winter 2022

Winter weather safety tips for pet owners

Short days and long, cold nights make winter the season of snuggling with your four-legged companions. But in some cases, cold weather can be very...
Fall 2021

Are you pup-pared for Disaster Preparedness Month?

Disaster Preparedness Month is held every September with the goal of getting people to think about (and be ready for) the unthinkable.
Pet safety


Meteorologists predict that the summer of 2021 will be hotter than usual for much of the U.S. Even a moderately warm summer day can spell trouble for...
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