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

Make your own holiday rabbit toys

Pet rabbits need engaging activities to keep them busy and fulfilled. This holiday season, make some DIY fun toys using natural materials and...
Holiday 2022

Lost cat spends a perilous night in the sewer

Susan and Jose are proud, self-proclaimed “crazy pet people” who live in Seattle. Over the years, the pair has cared for dogs, cats, hamsters and...
Fall 2022

Meet our Hambone Award nominees!

Every year, Nationwide® receives millions of pet insurance claims for everything from the mundane to the truly unusual.
Fall 2022

Hambone history: Jack Russell saves owner from home intruder

If you’ve been following our Hambone Awards for some time, you probably remember Kismet.
Fall 2022

Sherlotte's sinking feeling

As COVID-19 restrictions dragged on into several months, Al Falco and his wife, Wei, set out in search of a four-legged companion for their high...
Pet stories

Beloved family dog injures hips in freak golf cart accident

For Bob and Francine Romig, a move to Florida meant a new focus on enjoying the little perks of retirement, starting out with the first cup of coffee...
Winter 2022

Building up resilience with the help of your pets

Resilience becomes more important as we age. Physical, mental and emotional resilience can reduce your likelihood of injury and keep you positive...
Winter 2022

Real stories from the vethelpline®: Tooth Hurts

Dental health is a major concern for our pets, especially as they grow older. Gum disease and tartar build-up can lead to a host of serious health...
Winter 2022

Pet stories: Griffin’s skewer screwup

Even the perfect dog has their … moments. Meet Griffin, a mixed-breed pooch who bit off more than he could chew at a summer barbecue—and wound up...
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Watch out for these surprising holiday pet hazards

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Featured pet: Sugar glider

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Choosing the best small mammal for your home

The holiday season is a popular time to adopt small animals into your home. Your new ...