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Pet insurance from Nationwide®

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Pet insurance from Nationwide® can help you balance the cost of many annual or one-time expenses, as well as help you cover the cost of unexpected treatments. Nationwide Logo

  • Nationwide brings you health insurance coverage for your pets. Man with dog A pet insurance policy from Nationwide helps pay for your pet’s treatments, surgeries, lab fees, X-rays and much more. You’ll have peace of mind knowing you can care for your pet no matter the cost.
  • Freedom: You’re free to use your choice of veterinarian (no preapproval necessary) worldwide– including specialties and emergency providers.
  • Flexibility: Nationwide’s plans are licensed in all 50 states.
  • Savings: Receive discounts when enrolling multiple pets – up to 5%, 10% and 15%.
  • Extras: Through our vetHelplinesm, policyholders receive live veterinarian guidance 24/7 about their pet’s health, from general questions to identifying urgent care needs. In addition, policyholders enjoy discounts on pet products and services, a newsletter, online support and more.

Old lady and her kittenSince 1982, Nationwide has been the nation’s leading provider of pet health insurance. Don’t let another vet bill come your way before you decide to take action. Experience the protection and peace of mind that pet insurance from Nationwide can provide.

Special discounts available - You’re eligible for a discount when you enroll through your company or organization. Save even more when you enroll multiple pets.

  • 1 pet = 5% discount on base medical or wellness plan
  • 2–3 pets = 10% discount on base medical or wellness plan for each pet
  • 4+ pets = 15% discount on base medical or wellness plan for each pet
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Pet Insurance From Nationwide – Plan Options We think all pets VPI Pet Insurancedeserve to live life to the fullest. That’s why we’re there for the big stuff, the small stuff, and all the stuff in between. Nationwide is now offering an expanded suite of affordable and fresh, new innovative products. Here they are:

Major Medical Plan (Comprehensive) (starting at $29/month)
Coverage for accidents, illnesses and hereditary conditions

  • A low $250 deductible

  • Covers accidents including poisonings; cuts and broken bones; common illnesses such as ear infections, rashes, vomiting and diarrhea; serious/chronic illnesses including cancer, diabetes and allergies; and hereditary conditions.

  • Also covers procedures and services including surgeries, Rx medications, testing and hospitalization.

  • Benefits renew in full each year

  • Covers accidents including poisonings; cuts and broken bones; common illnesses; serious/chronic illnesses including cancer and hereditary conditions

Pet Wellness Plan Plus (Everyday care) (starting at $21/month)
Coverage for the yearly essentials your pet needs

  • No deductible

  • Maximum annual benefit of $500

  • Two physical exams per policy term

  • Vaccination or titer

  • Heartworm or FeLV/FIV test

  • Fecal test, deworming

  • Nail trim

  • Microchip

  • Flea control or heartworm prevention

  • One additional test per policy term – choose from health screen (blood test), X-rays or electrocardiogram

Major Medical Plan (Comprehensive) AND Pet Wellness Plan Plus (Everyday care)
(starting at $47/month)

This is a bundled plan that covers all of the above. Nose-to-tail coverage at its very best.

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(NewsUSA) - While many people are aware of how their own lifestyle affects the planet, they may be surprised to learn how much of an environmental "paw print" their four-legged family members are leaving behind.

According to Anthony Zolezzi, eco-entrepreneur and author of "How Dog Food Saved the Earth," there are many "green" changes you can make in and around your home to safeguard your pet's diet and environment.

"When it comes to saving our planet, the focus has always been on our own carbon footprint -; but I would challenge you further to look at the carbon "paw print" your family pets are leaving behind, and examine their role in protecting our Earth from excessive pollution," said Zolezzi.

Through Zolezzi's work, which involves promoting social responsibility and green programs, he got involved with launching one of the first pet foods on the market with U.S. source-verified meat and poultry -; Pet Promise.

"When we purchase natural and organic products from family farmers who support sustainable agriculture, we also support a cleaner environment. Our pets can help make a difference when we feed them food products sourced from these same family farms," said Zolezzi.

Barking up the green treeThe sale of Pet Promise has helped eliminate more than 88 million doses of antibiotics in the food chain and 15 million doses of artificial growth hormones fed to cattle. Through this endeavor, Zolezzi and his team have helped support more than 1,500 U.S. family farmers who are committed to the humane treatment of animals and using natural and sustainable methods to protect the environment. For more information, visit

Here are some additional tips to help you keep your pet's environment chemical-free and green:

* Stay off the lawn. Keep your animals away from the lawn or garden when treating them with fertilizers, pesticides or insecticides until it dries completely.

* Don't clean house and play fetch. Never allow your pet access to areas you are cleaning. Some cleaners might only cause a mild upset stomach, but others could cause severe burns of the tongue, mouth and stomach.

* Keep the garage clean. Store all automotive products such as oil, gas and antifreeze in areas away from pets. Just one teaspoon of antifreeze can be deadly to a 7-pound cat, and less than one tablespoon can be lethal to a 20-pound dog.

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Please Note: This is NOT insurance, but provides for discounts at certain providers of health care services. The member must pay for all health care services at the time of service, but will receive a discount from those providers who have contracted with the program operator. Please see for more information.

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