The health-boosting power of pets

You do a lot to keep your pet healthy. Turns out, they return the favor.

Time spent playing fetch with your pup or snuggling on the sofa with your cat is good for the soul—and, according to numerous studies, it’s also good for your physical and mental health.

Exploring the “pet effect”

Researchers at the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) have found evidence that pets can contribute to better health in significant ways.1

Did you know?

•  Pet ownership improves heart health in humans2

•  Owning a cat can reduce stress and anxiety2

•  Dogs provide opportunities to exercise, get outside and socialize3

•  Pet owners overall tend to lead happier and healthier lives4

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That’s a significant positive impact, just from spending time with your four-legged friend!

They scritch your back, you scritch theirs

Return the love by making sure your pet is protected. Nationwide® provides financial support for your pet's accidents, injuries and illnesses. Rest easier knowing you’re prepared for a surprise vet visit.

Get reimbursed for eligible vet bills with America’s #1 pet insurer5

Accidents & injuries

Chronic illnesses


Common illnesses

Hereditary conditions

Holistic & alternative

Serious illnesses

Testing & diagnostics

And more

In addition to great coverage, Nationwide® pet insurance members also receive:

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24/7 advice from pet health experts.

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Nationwide PetRxExpressSM
Discounts on pet prescriptions.

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Save more on your favorite pet products.

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The Companion
Our award-winning online quarterly magazine.

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Nationwide® supports research into the life-giving power of this connection and has partnered with HABRI to further their investigation into human-animal connections. In fact, Nationwide pet health insurance is a Human-Animal Bond certified company.

Get a quote on Nationwide pet insurance today.