The Companion

The Holiday Edition

The weather outside is fur-ightful, but our pet stories, celebrations and more are always delightful! Curl up by the fireplace with this special edition of the holiday Companion.

Holiday 2021

November is Pet Cancer Awareness Month

Meet Tully, a friend who's fighting back against cancer Tully the French bulldog is one of the most popular—and certainly one of the most...
Holiday 2021

Real stories from the vethelpline®: Holiday frights

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...
Holiday 2021

Meet Bruin, the 2021 Hambone Award Winner

It all started on a particularly breezy day in Stevenson Ranch, Calif. Tatiana Ozhekim was at work handling calls and looking forward to rejoining...
Fall 2021

Fur-ightful experiences

We’re coming up on the spookiest time of the year. Never mind the ghosts and goblins, there are a number of Howl-o-ween pet hazards to put a fright...
Fall 2021

Adopting a pandemic pooch

2020 was a very tumultuous year for most people. For Shauna and Spencer, it was one that brought about more change than expected.
Pet stories

In hot water

Summer fun is all about staying cool, and that means a lot of time in the water. However, our favorite beaches, lakes and even pools can be dangerous...
Spring 2021

Growing pains

Puppies and kittens are always looking for new ways to get into trouble. Thankfully, our vethelpline® experts are here to answer the tough questions...
Spring 2021

Shelter to shelter

As we reflect on a difficult year gone by, we’re also highlighting moments of inspiration and joy from new additions to the pet parent community. By...
Spring 2021

A vet's perspective

Following a number of tough conversations with loving, well-meaning pet owners, Las Vegas-based veterinarian Dr. Joe Jesse Owens III invented a...
Cure pet cancer
Time to get those feet and paws moving! We have joined our friends at the Animal Cancer Foundation once again to help spread pet cancer awareness. Join us for our 2nd annual Pet Cancer Awareness Walk to help #CurePetCancer.
The vethelpline® app

All Nationwide pet insurance members have unlimited 24/7 access to vethelpline®. Get expert answers to your pet health questions through the vethelpline® mobile app.

Happy paw-lidays

As you get ready to celebrate this year's festivities, avoid a not-so-joyous trip to the vet's office by watching for common holiday pet hazards. Help friends and loved ones with pets enjoy the paw-liday season safely with our e-card.

Check out some of our other posts!

November is Pet Cancer Awareness Month

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Treat your cat with these tasty tuna delights

December is National Cat Lover's Month. To honor the beauty, smarts and sass of our ...

Real stories from the vethelpline®: Holiday frights

The holidays are a time of joyous celebration with friends and family, but with the tasty ...

Give back with the help of these pet non-profit organizations

This holiday season, we’re spotlighting some of our favorite non-profit organizations ...