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PetFirst Pet Insurance is dedicated to providing pet parents with cat and dog health blog articles, interesting pet health insurance facts, pet DIY projects, and much more! 

Canine Influenza Outbreak - An Animal Shelter's Story

7/28/2017

Orlando Shelter Manager, Rachel Grow, of Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando shares the story of how the recent dog flu outbreak closed their shelter.

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Hip Dysplasia in Dogs

7/27/2017

Hip dysplasia can seriously harm the hip joints of certain dogs, so find out what breeds are most at risk, as well as what symptoms to look out for!

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5 Common Pet Myths Debunked

7/26/2017

Do cats really always land on their feet? Are dogs' mouths really cleaner than the mouths of us humans? It's time to separate fact from fiction!

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Luxating Patella? What to know about loose knees?

7/25/2017

Patellar luxation can cause serious damage to your dog's kneecap and thigh bones, and it's one of the most prevalent knee joint problems for canines.

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Dog Flu Outbreak Areas & Symptoms

7/25/2017

​Canine influenza (also known as dog flu) is respiratory disease that is highly contagious and is currently spreading rapidly through many Midwest and Southeast states. Learn more about the dog flu.

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How To Properly Bandage A Paw

7/24/2017

Professional Canine Behaviorist and guest blogger Amber L. Drake will walk you through everything you need to know about bandaging your dog's paw.

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6 Things Your Cat Is Trying to Tell You

7/23/2017

If only cats could talk, right? Unfortunately, we're not quite there yet, but they sure do have a lot to say - if you know how to interpret it!

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Planning a dog play date

7/22/2017

Learn how to make your next doggy play date fun for everyone - dogs and dog parents alike!

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Dog Arthritis 101: Symptoms & Treatment Options

7/21/2017

Just like humans, many dogs may have to deal with complications from arthritis later in life. But it's not at all hopeless with the right treatment!

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Lyme Disease in Dogs: Protection, Prevention & Treatment

7/20/2017

Outdoor ticks pose just as much of a threat for pets as they do for us, and one of the biggest threats of all is Lyme disease.

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How to Ask Your Employer for Pet Insurance

7/19/2017

Pet insurance is one of the fasted-growing benefits employers offer as part of a benefits package. Find out the best way to go about requesting it!

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Service Dogs in Hotels

7/19/2017

Service dogs are dogs with specially and carefully selected characteristics and temperament to suit their job, helping people. Pet policies do not pertain to service animals.

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PetFirst Pet Insurance vs. Veterinary Discount Plans: What You Must Understand

7/18/2017

There is a pronounced difference between the type of pet insurance PetFirst offers and what's offered by veterinary discount plans. Find out here!

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What is Pet Insurance and Why Should You Get It? Guest Blogger: Luke Brown

7/16/2017

There are all sorts of benefits to having a good pet insurance plan. Retired attorney, blogger and all-around animal lover Luke Brown explains.

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Top 8 Hypoallergenic Cat Breeds

7/15/2017

Pet allergies are very common in humans - especially cat allergies. Fortunately, hypoallergenic cats do exist, and there are many to choose from!

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Antifreeze Poisoning in Pets

7/14/2017

Antifreeze poisoning in pets is a very real danger, but fortunately, it's also very preventable! Stay on top of things with these tips from PetFirst!

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Finding the Right Pet-Sitter For Your Dog

7/14/2017

You know exactly what makes your dog special. Don’t you want a pet-sitter who feels the same way you do about each tail wag and wet-nosed snuggle?

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Von Willebrand Disease in Dogs

7/13/2017

Learn how to safely and efficiently identify symptoms of the dangerous bleeding disorder known as Von Willebrand disease in dogs.

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Top 4 Elective Procedures - Are They Humane?

7/12/2017

Elective procedures are controversial and the subject of much debate amongst pet owners. Are they humane or not?

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"How often should my dog pee?"

7/12/2017

Your dog should be given the opportunity to urinate a minimum of three times daily. Holding urine for long periods of time can lead to many health problems.

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DIY Dog Toy - Recycled T-shirt Tug Toy

7/11/2017

Learn how to make awesome toys out of old t-shirts with this creative advice from PetFirst Pet Insurance!

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6 Best Dog Breeds For Children

7/10/2017

Dogs are good for everyone, but some breeds are just naturally better with children and toddlers.

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My Dog Got Caught Pooping In A 'No Dog Zone'

7/9/2017

What happens when one pet owner's dog decided it was a good idea to poop in front of a neighbor's sign saying "No Dog Zone"? Read on to find out!

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Pool Safety for Cats and Dogs

7/8/2017

Summer fun is here again, but don't go unprepared - especially around the pool! Learn how to keep your pets safe while beating the heat poolside!

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Acupuncture for Dogs

7/7/2017

Find out all about the potential pros (and potential cons) of acupuncture for dogs from PetFirst Pet Insurance!

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Depression and Pets: What You Need to Know

7/6/2017

Many experts agree that animals probably feel depression in much the same way that we do. Learn how to recognize the signs so you can help.

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Why Every Pet Owner Should Have Pet Insurance - Guest Blogger: Danielle Salice

7/5/2017

Find out why guest blogger Danielle Salice has become such a huge advocate of pet insurance.

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3 Reasons to Go Grain-Free

7/5/2017

Switching to a grain-free food may have positive effects for dogs who suffer from food allergies. There are many reasons to go grain-free, but here are just a few.

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PetFirst Breed Health Spotlight: German Shepherd

7/4/2017

The German Shepherd is one of the most beloved dogs for families around the world, but like every other breed, it has its own set of health issues.

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Pet Therapy and Its Connection to Pet Insurance: Guest Blogger, Luke Brown

7/3/2017

Find out all about the connection between pet therapy and pet insurance with guest blogger and retired attorney, Luke Brown.

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Pet Vaccinations and Why They Are Each Important

7/3/2017

Do you know what shots your dog and cat needs? Do you know the difference between core vaccines and non-core vaccines? Find out everything here!

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6 Ways to Keep Your Dog Cool This Summer

7/2/2017

Summer fun is here, but make sure that it's safe fun, as well! Keep your dog cool with these six easy tips.

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The Dangers of Heartworm: Guest Blogger - Amber Drake

7/1/2017

Heartworm is a common and potentially very serious disease. Learn about the dangers and symptoms so you can keep your dog safe and healthy.

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DIY Cat Scratching Post Ideas

6/30/2017

Is your furry feline friend tearing up all your furniture? Here are some great DIY ideas for making a cat scratching post out of things in your house!

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5 Popular Dog Breeds And Their Common Health Problems

6/30/2017

Bulldogs, Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds, boxers and cocker spaniels are popular breeds, but they all have unique health issues to watch for.

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What to Do if You See a Dog in a Hot Car

6/29/2017

Leaving a dog locked in a hot car is irresponsible and very dangerous. So, what should you do if you come across a dog in such a predicament?

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4 New Year's Resolutions for Pet Owners

6/29/2017

There's no reason our pets can't get in on our New Year's traditions! This year, make some New Year's resolutions for both you and your pets.

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5 Tips For Helping Your Dog Beat The Heat This Summer

6/29/2017

Summer is a time for outdoor fun, but it's never good to go unprepared. Learn how to keep your furry friends safe during the hot upcoming months.

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Picking The Perfect Name For Your New Pet

6/28/2017

Picking a name for a new dog or cat is one of the most exciting yet difficult parts of pet ownership. Here are some great ideas to get you started!

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The Dangers of Kennel Cough: Guest Blogger, Amber Drake

6/28/2017

Kennel cough is a very real thing, but fortunately, it's very treatable if you know how to spot it. Learn how right now!

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July Fourth Safety Tips for Your Dog

6/27/2017

Did you know more dogs go missing on the Fourth of July than any other day of the year? Unfortunately, it's true. Here's how to make sure your pup stays safe.

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What Drove Me To Buy Pet Insurance - Guest Blogger: Danielle Salice

6/27/2017

After racking up debt due to veterinary expenses, she knew she wanted to be more financially prepared next time around.

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Five simple reasons I love to bring my dog to work: Katie Grant Blakeley, CEO of PetFirst

6/26/2017

There are tons of perks and benefits that come with bringing your pets to work. Find out why PetFirst CEO Katie Blakeley loves bringing along her dog, Franklin!

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The Zoomies: The Truth Behind the Blur of Fur

6/25/2017

What are the zoomies? They're those late-at-night, completely unexpected bursts of energy that dogs and cats (mainly cats) all experience. But why, exactly?

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The Best Apps for Dog Owners

6/24/2017

There are all sorts of awesome apps out there that can help you have even more fun with your canine companions! Check out the coolest ones right here!

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Pet Calming Sprays: Do They Work?

6/23/2017

Pets get stressed out too! Fortunately, there are many ways to help calm them down, but how effective are they?

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Cherry Eye in Dogs- Guest Blogger: Amber Drake

6/22/2017

Dogs have a third eyelid in the corner of each eye. When this third eye prolapses, it's called "cherry eye". Learn how to spot and treat this troublesome worry.

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The Benefits of Walking Dogs for an Animal Rescue Group - Guest Blogger: Danielle Salice

6/21/2017

There are all sorts of ways to get involved and help local animal rescue groups. Walking dogs is one of the easiest, healthiest, and most enjoyable of all!

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The Best Apps for Cat Owners

6/20/2017

With the current state of technology and the internet's ongoing love affair with all things cat, it was only a matter of time before "cat apps" became a thing!

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Autoimmune Disease in Dogs- Guest Blogger: Amber Drake

6/19/2017

Many people are surprised to learn that dogs are capable of getting autoimmune diseases, but unfortunately, it's true. Learn what to look out for.

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Bee Stings for Dogs and Cats- What You Need To Know

6/19/2017

Spring has sprung and Mother Nature has released all of her creepy crawlies. Be prepared for potential bee things with this PetFirst advice!

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5 Celebrity Tough Guys Who Love Cats

6/18/2017

It doesn't matter who you are—the appeal of cats is universal. Even the toughest guys in Hollywood agree!

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Importance of Exercise for Pets- Guest Blogger: Amber Drake

6/17/2017

Exercise is the key to a long, healthy and happy life for your dogs. No matter what age or breed, there are many exciting ways to stay active.

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Pet Sitter Checklist

6/16/2017

There's nothing like a well-deserved getaway, but no one wants to leave town without knowing that their pets will be well taken care of. Make sure they are!

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Hypoallergenic Dogs – Breeds Good for People With Allergies

6/15/2017

Many people suffer from pet allergies. Fortunately, dogs come in a huge amount of varieties, meaning there are breeds for even the most allergenic owners!

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5 Ways to Save Money at the Vet

6/14/2017

Vet bills can add up quickly. Slow down the cost with these tips from PetFirst Pet Insurance.

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What Does It Mean to be a Responsible Pet Owner?

6/12/2017

Learn how to be the best pet owner you can be with these tips and advice from PetFirst!

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Finding Separation Anxiety Triggers For Your Pet

6/11/2017

Keep separation anxiety to a minimum with these tips to help identify and address it.

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5 Reasons to Date Guys With Cats

6/10/2017

Besides for the fact that they HAVE a cat, there are tons of other great perks to dating feline-owning guys. Check them out!

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Is Pet Insurance Better Than A Savings Account?

6/10/2017

Here is a comparison between your cost with a pet insurance plan and your friend’s cost with a savings account.

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The Dangers of Retractable Leashes

6/9/2017

Before buying your next leash, take a moment to consider the possible dangers of retractable ones. It might just change your opinion!

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How to Stop Your Puppy From Biting (It's Easier Than You Think!)

6/7/2017

The only thing puppies love more than playing...is biting! Of course they don't mean any harm, but it's still a good habit to break early as possible.

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Helping Your Dog Lose Weight

6/5/2017

There's nothing more important for your dog's health than keeping its weight at a healthy level. Learn the best ways to do this with tips and advice.

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Preparing a Pet Safety Plan

6/4/2017

You're not prepared for spring and summer fun unless you've prepared a proper pet safety plan! Get ready, then go have fun!

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When To Take Your Senior Dog To The Vet

6/3/2017

If your senior dog has trouble moving, has suddenly stopped eating, or is exhibiting any of these other symptoms, schedule a checkup with your vet.

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Do You Suspect Your Pet Has Food Allergies? Let’s Discuss…

6/2/2017

Do you suspect that your pet is suffering from food allergies? Find out how you can know for sure!

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Thunderstorm Anxiety and Storm Stress in Our Pets

5/31/2017

Learn effective ways to help your pets stay calm and relaxed, even during the most frightening storms!

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Your Pet's New Vet Visit: 5 Questions to Ask

5/30/2017

Always be prepared! Know what questions to ask your new vet on your first visit so that you (and your pet) can get the most out of your trip.

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Reimbursement Formula - Why The Fine Print In Your Pet Insurance Plan Matters

5/28/2017

Look for loopholes in your pet insurance plan which could cause you disappointment in your coverage down the line. Today's topic: Reimbursement Formula

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5 Tips to Stay Safe at the Dog Park

5/26/2017

Dog parks are great for dogs learning to socialize, but there are a few rules that you should follow to ensure a safe and happy experience.

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More Common Health Conditions Faced By Senior Dogs

5/26/2017

With over 46 million dog-owning households across the country, pet owners see their furry companions exhibit signs of aging every day. As your dog enters its golden years, it's important to try and ch

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Medical Prescriptions - Why The Fine Print In Your Pet Insurance Plan Matters

5/24/2017

Look for loopholes in your pet insurance plan which could cause you disappointment in your coverage down the line. Today's topic: Medical Prescriptions

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Over-Insuring Your Pet - Why The Fine Print In Your Pet Insurance Plan Matters

5/20/2017

Look for loopholes in your pet insurance plan which could cause you disappointment in your coverage down the line. Today's topic: Over-Insuring Your Pet

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The Most Common & Expensive Pet Illnesses for Cats & Dogs

5/18/2017

Cats and dogs have their own unique health concerns. Here are the most common illnesses based on claims submitted by PetFirst policyholders in 2016.

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Injuries Caused by Housemates - Why The Fine Print In Your Pet Insurance Plan Matters

5/16/2017

Look for loopholes in your pet insurance plan which could cause you disappointment in your coverage down the line. Today's topic: Injuries Caused by Housemates

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Aging Ear & Eye Conditions - Why The Fine Print In Your Pet Insurance Plan Matters

5/16/2017

Look for loopholes in your pet insurance plan which could cause you disappointment in your coverage down the line. Today's topic: Aging Ear & Eye Conditions

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Dermatological Conditions - Why The Fine Print In Your Pet Insurance Plan Matters

5/13/2017

Look for loopholes in your pet insurance plan which could cause you disappointment in your coverage down the line. Today's topic: Dermatological Conditions

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Periodontal Disease - Why The Fine Print In Your Pet Insurance Plan Matters

5/10/2017

Look for loopholes in your pet insurance plan which could cause you disappointment in your coverage down the line. Today's topic: Periodontal Disease

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Extended Wait On Orthopedic Conditions - Why The Fine Print In Your Pet Insurance Plan Matters

5/8/2017

Look for loopholes in your pet insurance plan which could cause you disappointment in your coverage down the line. Today's topic: Extended Wait On Orthopedic Conditions

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PetFirst Pet Insurance Partners With Atlanta Humane Society

5/8/2017

The Atlanta Humane Society is now including PetFirst Pet Insurance with every one of their nearly 10,000 annual dog and cat adoptions.

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5 Care Mistakes Every Pet Owner Should Avoid

5/8/2017

As a pet owner, make sure you are avoiding these common animal care mistakes.

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Vaccinatable Diseases - Why The Fine Print In Your Pet Insurance Plan Matters

5/5/2017

Look for loopholes in your pet insurance plan which could cause you disappointment in your coverage down the line. Today's topic: Vaccinatable Diseases for Dogs and Cats

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Spotting Poisonous Plants to Cats and Dogs

5/4/2017

There are plenty of ways to keep your pets safe from toxic plants, and it all starts with knowing some of the more common threats that are out there.

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5 Reasons Your New Kitten Needs Pet Insurance

5/3/2017

Everyone knows how curious cats can be—just imagine their kitten counterparts! Find out how kitten insurance can really help keep down those expenses.

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Feeding Your Felines: Dietary Health Tips & Cat Food Guidance

5/2/2017

Check out this list of cat food do’s and don’ts to help ensure that your feline friend goes from kitten to senior in the healthiest way possible.

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5 Reasons Your Puppy Needs Pet Insurance

5/1/2017

Puppies can be expensive to care for, and that's why pet insurance is such a big help for pet owners.

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Holistic/Alternative Therapies - Why The Fine Print In Your Pet Insurance Plan Matters

4/30/2017

Look for loopholes in your pet insurance plan which could cause you disappointment in your coverage down the line. Today's topic: Holistic & Alternative Therapies

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Bilateral Conditions - Why The Fine Print In Your Pet Insurance Plan Matters

4/28/2017

Look for loopholes in your pet insurance plan which could cause you disappointment in your coverage down the line. Today's topic: Bilateral Conditions

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Exam Fee Coverage - Why The Fine Print In Your Pet Insurance Plan Matters

4/26/2017

Look for loopholes in your pet insurance plan which could cause you disappointment in your coverage down the line. Today's topic: Exam Fee Coverage

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Enrollment by Specific Age for Hip Dysplasia Coverage - Why The Fine Print In Your Pet Insurance Plan Matters

4/13/2017

Look for loopholes in your pet insurance plan which could cause you disappointment in your coverage down the line. Today's topic: Enrollment by Specific Age for Hip Dysplasia Coverage

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Spay/Neuter Clauses - Why The Fine Print In Your Pet Insurance Plan Matters

4/10/2017

We are educating customers on loopholes in their pet insurance plans which could cause you disappointment in your coverage down the line. Today's topic: Spay/Neuter Clauses

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Annual Care Requirements - Why The Fine Print In Your Pet Insurance Plan Matters

4/7/2017

We are educating customers on loopholes in their pet insurance plans which could cause you disappointment in your coverage down the line. Today's topic: Annual Care Requirement

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6 Tips for Caring for Your Pet Post-Surgery

4/5/2017

Be prepared to help your furry friend post-surgery with these simple pet care tips.

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PetFirst Pet Insurance Now Included with SmartTag Memberships

4/4/2017

SmartTag has added PetFirst Pet Insurance as a new benefit for SmartTag members.

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Exam or Records Required for Enrollment - Why The Fine Print In Your Pet Insurance Plan Matters

4/1/2017

We are educating customers on loopholes in their pet insurance plans which could cause you disappointment in your coverage down the line. Today's topic: Exam or Records Required for Enrollment

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Why The Fine Print In Your Pet Insurance Policy Matters

3/31/2017

As you are looking at dog insurance or cat insurance options for your pet, be sure to keep an eye out for the following loopholes, which could cause you disappointment in your coverage down the line.

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Have a New Kitten? A Guide to Your Pet's Care

3/30/2017

From planning their litter box training to purchasing their cat health insurance, follow these basic pet care tips to keep your kitten as healthy as possible.

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First Time Pet Owner's Guide to Training Your New Puppy

3/2/2017

Adding a pet to your family is sure to add lots of love and joy to your household. However, it can also be a lot of work if you don't know what to expect.

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Senior Dogs Need Extra Special Care

2/15/2017

While many beloved pets may be puppies, others are older dogs that need extra special care as they age.

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A Short List of the Most Expensive Pooches to Insure

2/13/2017

It's no secret that quality pet care and pet insurance is important to any animal's health, but did you know that some dogs are more expensive to insure than others?

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Puppy Care 101: Best Practices to Help You Care for Your New Pooch

2/8/2017

A new puppy is always a cute and fluffy surprise, but it takes a little bit more than cuddling your new four-legged friend to make sure they live a happy and healthy life.

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​Caring for Senior Dogs 101: A Few Tips to Help Your Old Friend Live a Happy Life

2/3/2017

Dogs take commitment, and when it comes to caring for senior dogs you may need a little bit of help. Here are a few tips that will make caring for senior dogs seem like a piece of cake.

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4 Reasons Investing in Pet Insurance is an Essential Part of Caring For Your Furry Friends

2/1/2017

Whether you have a dog, a cat, a parrot, or a horde of lizards, insurance for pets is an important part of properly caring for them.

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How to Care for Different Types of Cats During the Winter Months

12/20/2016

If you're wondering just how to take care of your felines this winter, here are a few tips to help you care for different types of cats.

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5 Tips For Keeping Your Pup Healthy This Winter

12/6/2016

Even though your dog is covered in fur and may seem to delight in the snow, there are still several measures you must take for your furry friend this coming winter in order to ensure their health, com

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Important Do's and Don'ts of Puppy Care

11/3/2016

To help with your newest four-legged adventure, use this short list of do's and don'ts to determine how you should proceed.

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Keep Your Dog Safe, Healthy, and Happy With These 6 Pet Care Essentials

10/11/2016

From puppyhood to old age, your dog deserves the absolute best care you can provide. Here are a few of the essentials that you should be practicing.

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Before You Buy: Questions to Ask About Pet Insurance Plans for Dogs

9/26/2016

As far as healthcare for pets goes, the pet insurance industry is a relatively new one in the United States. In fact, the first pet insurance policy in the U.S. was offered in 1982 to Lassie...

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A Short History of Pet Insurance Around the World

9/13/2016

To get a better understanding of why pet insurance exists, here's a brief look into its long history.

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Puppy Health Insurance is a Great Idea, and Here are 5 Reasons Why

8/5/2016

Due to the importance of their health, you should consider puppy health insurance for five very important reasons.

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New Partnership: PetFirst Pet Insurance and Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League

7/22/2016

PetFirst Pet Insurance is pleased to announce a new partnership with Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League.

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These Five Tips Are Crucial to Caring for Senior Dogs

7/20/2016

If your pooch is getting up there in years, here are five tips to help you give them the best care possible.

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The Pros and Cons of Purchasing Insurance for Your Pet

7/19/2016

If you're on the fence about pet insurance, here are some pros and cons.

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Don't Worry, Pet Insurance Is NOTHING Like Human Health Insurance

6/27/2016

There's one simple reason so few pet owners have pet insurance plans: they simply don't know how pet insurance works!

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Four Reasons You Need to Consider Investing in Cat Insurance

6/13/2016

You may think that cat insurance costs too much to be worth it, but these four reasons may just convince you otherwise.

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Why Your Pet Needs Health Insurance

5/24/2016

As far as human wellness goes, one of the best things a person can do for both their physical and emotional health is to get a pet. Whether it's a dog or a cat, animals provide companionship, comfort

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Pet Insurance Claim of the Month: May 2016 - K-Cup Ingestion for Moots & Banjo

5/20/2016

Find out how Petfirst Pet Insurance helped this dog mom of two save big on veterinary bills after they got into the garbage!

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Pet Owners: Heartworm Season is Here. Here's How You Can Protect Your Pet

5/13/2016

It doesn't matter where you live. Your dog or cat is susceptible to heartworms. Last month was Heartworm Awareness Month, and as summer sets into full swing, it's important for the 46.3 million dog-ow

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Foods Your Dogs Can't Eat

4/21/2016

Dogs are America's favorite creature. Approximately 37-47% of all households in the United States have a dog, accounting for 46.3 million families having a four-legged best friend with a wet nose. It

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Pet Insurance Claim of the Month- February 2016: Feline Hepatic Lipidosis

3/15/2016

Our February 2016 PetFirst Claim of the Month goes to Kita, a Domestic Shorthair Cat who suffered from Feline Hepatic Lipidosis.

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CJ, a German Shorthaired Pointer, Wins Best in Show at Westminster: We break down the good, the not so good, and the adorableness of this breed

2/15/2016

In celebration of a German Shorthaired Pointer winning this year's Westminster, PetFirst is spotlighting this floppy-eared pup!

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Seasonal Allergies: Not Just for Humans

10/1/2015

Every year millions of Americans suffer from seasonal allergies caused by excessive pollen, flowering plants, or even high mold counts and sudden weather changes. When people think of seasonal...

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September's Claim of the Month | PetFirst Pet Insurance

9/13/2015

PetFirst's September 2015 Claim of the Month goes to Sammie the dog, who survived a worrisome run-in with a copperhead snake. Find out more!

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Honoring the Working Dog: Top Breeds

9/1/2015

This Labor Day, as we honor the American laborer and workers in various industries, it’s important that we not forget about the other hard workers happily contributing to our society - the working...

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PetFirst Casting Call!

8/31/2015

PetFirst Pet Insurance is looking for the next big pet star! Send us your pet selfies and you could be featured on our homepage!

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Protecting Farm Dogs and Your Investment

7/29/2015

Dogs can be a critical part of a farm's workforce and daily operations. They provide protection and assistance with livestock movement, as well as much-needed companionship.

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What To Budget For When Adopting A Cat

6/25/2015

Animal shelters often have an influx of kittens in late Spring and early Summer and many advertise for new pet parents during this time. If you are considering adopting a cat...

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June 2015 - Pet of the Month Winner - Meet Ammo

6/16/2015

Ammo the dog was adopted in December 2014. Learn how he made a big impact in the life of policyholder Brenda and her husband.

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Five Dog Breeds Most Likely To Have Foreign Body Ingestions

6/1/2015

For dog owners, it can be an all too familiar situation— you come home to find your loveable, rambunctious furry friend has again chewed up your belongings while you were away.

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PetFirst Testimonial of the Month - May 2015

5/21/2015

Bud the beagle and his owner Jo are our PetFirst Pet Insurance May 2015 Testimonial of the Month award winners! Check out their story!

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Pet Insurance Claim of the Month - May 2015

5/20/2015

PetFirst's May 2015 Claim of the Month winner goes to the family of Toby the dog, whose family received over $1,500 in aid.

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PetFirst's May 2015 Pet of the Month Contest Winner

5/19/2015

PetFirst Pet Insurance policyholder Mark Graves tells the tale of his rescue dog Zeus and how they came to be PetFirst pet insurance members.

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Pet Cancer Awareness Month - What Pet Owners Need To Know

5/13/2015

Learn the signs, symptoms and treatment options for cancer in pets

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Prevention Tips For Keeping Your Dog From Getting Canine Influenza

4/30/2015

Learn how to protect your pet from the flu.

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PetFirst Partners With Sam's Club To Provide Pet Insurance To Members

4/28/2015

One-year pet insurance gift cards now exclusively available to Sam's Club members.

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PetFirst's April 2015 Pet Of The Month Contest Winner

4/19/2015

Here's PetFirst's April 2015 Pet of the Month contest winner: Mya the dog! Check out her story here!

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Pet Insurance Claim Of The Month - April 2015

4/18/2015

PetFirst's April Pet Insurance Claim of the Month is a big one: We helped policyholder Maggie save over $1,300 dollars on vet bills!

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PetFirst Testimonial Of The Month - April 2015

4/17/2015

Check out the story of PetFirst Pet Insurance policyholders Rachel the human and Polly the dog! They saved big on vet bills with pet insurance!

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PetFirst Testimonial Of The Month - March 2015

3/15/2015

Check out the story of Iggy the pup and her owner Joycelyn, two proud PetFirst Pet Insurance policyholders who saved big on vet bills!

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Pet Insurance Claim Of The Month - March 2015

3/14/2015

March's PetFirst Pet Insurance Claim of the Month winner is Tiger, a 2-year old Domestic Long Hair cat who injured his paw after a daring jump.

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PetFirst's March 2015 Pet Of The Month Contest Winner

3/13/2015

Check out the story of Amy Elledge and her adorable dog Juneau, two proud PetFirst Pet Insurance policyholders!

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Pet Insurance Claim of the Month - February 2015

2/15/2015

PetFirst paid over $2,500 to the family of Onyx, a mixed breed dog from Conneticut. Find out his story here!

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PetFirst's February 2015 Pet of the Month Contest Winner

2/14/2015

Congratulations to PetFirst Pet Insurance's February 2015 Pet of the Month, Harvey the dog!

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PetFirst Testimonial of the Month - February 2015

2/13/2015

Meet Clinker the dog, PetFirst Pet Insurance's February 2015 Testimonial of the Month!

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Pet Insurance Claim of the Month - January 2015

1/25/2015

PetFirst Pet Insurance paid $1,263.01 to the family of Boomer, a Miniature Australian Shepherd from Texas! Find out all about it here!

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PetFirst's January 2015 Pet Of The Month Contest Winner

1/24/2015

Meet Shadow the cat, the winner of PetFirst's January 2015 Pet of the Month contest!

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PetFirst Testimonial Of The Month - January 2015

1/23/2015

Find out all about Dixie, a mix breed dog diagnosed with environmental allergies. Suffering from skin infections, PetFirst was able to help out.

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Keep Your Dog Active During Cold Winter Months

1/3/2015

PetFirst offers suggestions for indoor activities to keep your dog active

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5 New Year's Resolutions That Include The Family Pet

12/20/2014

PetFirst helps you include your family pet in some healthy resolutions for 2015

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Pet Insurance Claim of the Month - December 2014

12/18/2014

PetFirst Pet Insurance's December 2014 Claim of the Month winner is Bumble, a Rottweiler whose family received nearly $1,900 in assistance!

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2015 Pet of the Month Contest for Policyholders

12/17/2014

Do you think your pet is truly spectacular? Is he or she the cat’s meow? Then send us the best photo of your pet!

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PetFirst 2015 Testimonials Contest

12/16/2014

Are you a PetFirst policyholder with a testimonial to share? If so, tell us for a chance to be featured on our website, Facebook page, or newsletter!

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PetFirst Sheds Light On Canine Degenerative Myelopathy

12/12/2014

Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment for this rare but incurable condition.

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PetFirst Accepts BBB Louisville Area Torch Award

11/17/2014

The Better Business Bureau Recognizes PetFirst with Award for Marketplace Ethics

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Pet Insurance Claim of the Month - November 2014

11/16/2014

PetFirst Pet Insurance's November 2014 Claim of the Month goes to the family of Emma, an English Mastiff from Massachusetts.

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PetFirst's November Pet of the Month Contest Winner

11/15/2014

Meet Frosti, the 4-year old West Highland Terrier who is also PetFirst Pet Insurance's November Pet of the Month contest winner!

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PetFirst Testimonial of the Month - November Member Story

11/14/2014

Bianca the dog suffered some serious medical problems, but luckily she had PetFirst pet insurance to help her owners cover the costs!

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Pet Insurance Claim of the Month - October 2014

10/15/2014

Sophie the Dachshund is the winner of PetFirst Pet Insurance's October 2014 Claim of the Month! Check out her story here!

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PetFirst Testimonial of the Month - October Member Story

10/14/2014

Ladybug the dog is PetFirst Pet Insurance's October Member story! Find out about her path that led her to our office here!

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PetFirst's October Pet of the Month Contest Winner

10/13/2014

Meet Peanut the dog, the winner of PetFirst Pet Insurance's October Pet of the Month contest!

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Michael Walling Named CFO for PetFirst

9/30/2014

Finance and Accounting areas focused on supporting the growth of the organization.

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Have Questions About Your Pet? Ask The Vet on Twitter

9/18/2014

PetFirst to host Ask The Vet on Twitter Sept. 24.

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Pet Insurance Claim of the Month - September 2014

9/7/2014

PetFirst Pet Insurance's September 2014 Claim of the Month is Mickey Mouse, a dog (yes!) who had an alarming cough and needed immediate vet attention.

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PetFirst's September Pet of the Month Contest Winner

9/6/2014

Meet Pooch the cat, PetFirst Pet Insurance's September Pet of the Month contest winner!

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PetFirst Testimonial of the Month - September Member Story

9/5/2014

Meet Gunner the dog, PetFirst Pet Insurance's September 2014 Testimonial of the Month winner!

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PetFirst Testimonial of the Month - August Member Story

8/20/2014

Elise is the owner of bug, a little Yorkie who was picked up from the Los Angeles shelter. When she broke her leg, PetFirst helped out.

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Pet Insurance Claim of the Month - August 2014

8/19/2014

PetFirst paid $5,000 to the family of Pluto, a Jack Russell Terrier, after he underwent surgery for intervertebral disc disease.

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PetFirst's August Pet of the Month Contest Winner

8/18/2014

August's Pet of the Month Contest Winner is Kobe, a happy, helpful Golden Retriever who volunteers as a Pet Therapy Dog at a local hospital.

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PetFirst Pet Insurance Now Offered Though Safeway’s Priority® Total Pet Care Brand

8/14/2014

Pet health insurance for dogs and cats available for Safeway customers.

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Cost of Pet Care Continues to Rise, Pet Parents Using Pet Insurance for Reimbursement

7/24/2014

PetFirst shares top claims for costly vet bills.

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PETFIRST ANNOUNCES SWEEPSTAKES WINNERS

7/18/2014

City of Jeffersonville partners with PetFirst to provide more than $1,000 in prizes

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Pet Insurance Claim of the Month - July 2014

7/5/2014

July's Pet Insurance Claim of the Month goes to the family of Bree, a Labrador Retriever from Oregon who underwent emergency surgery.

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PetFirst Testimonial of the Month - July Member Story

7/4/2014

Ann's our Testimonial of the Month winner! Find out the story that brought her and her dog together, and then both of them to PetFirst!

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PetFirst's July Pet Of The Month Contest Winner

7/3/2014

Trouble the American Pitbull Terrier is the PetFirst Pet Insurance Pet of the Month for July. Check out his story, as told by owner Erica!

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PetFirst Celebrates 10 Years Of Providing Pet Insurance

6/23/2014

PetFirst Reaches A Decade Of Providing Insurance Coverage For Pets Across the Nation

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The PetFirst 10th Anniversary Sweepstakes

6/18/2014

We're celebrating our 10th anniversary by giving away ten $50 PetFirst gift cards and a free year of pet insurance! Find out more here!

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Pet Insurance Claim Of The Month - June 2014

6/5/2014

PetFirst Pet Insurance paid over $2,600 to the family of Shadow, a German Short-Haired Pointer who had been battling with ACL injuries.

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PetFirst Testimonial Of The Month - June Member Story

6/4/2014

PetFirst's June Member story goes to two pets: Gigi and Skipper, a pair of adorable Miniature Pinscher dogs from the same litter.

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PetFirst's June Pet Of The Month Contest Winner

6/3/2014

Say hello to Maverick the German Shepherd, PetFirst Pet Insurance's June Pet of the Month contest winner!

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PetFirst's May Pet of the Month Contest Winner

5/9/2014

Lük the Border Collie is a rescue who was sick with pneumonia. Her owner took him to the vet to get help, and PetFirst was there to help.

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PetFirst Testimonial of the Month - May Member Story

5/8/2014

Buttercup and Pumpkin the poodles are the dual winners of PetFirst's May Testimonial Giveaway!

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Pet Insurance Claim of the Month - May 2014

5/7/2014

The PetFirst Pet Insurance Claim of the Month for May 2014 goes to Rambo, a Golden Retriever whose family received over $4,200 for bills.

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PetFirst Testimonial of the Month - April Member Story

4/9/2014

PetFirst's April member story goes to policyholder Fred and his dog Morgan, who faced a harrowing and inspiring story of survival together.

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Dog rescued from Noyac Bay makes news headlines

4/9/2014

Thanks to his microchip, Morgan the dog experienced a miraculous rescue from a body of water three miles from his family's home.

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PetFirst's April Pet of the Month Contest Winners

4/8/2014

DaisyCharles and Duke are PetFirst Pet Insurance's April 2014 Pet of the Month contest winners!

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Pet Insurance Claim of the Month - April 2014

4/7/2014

Checkers, a mixed breed dog from Florida, received $500 in veterinary bill assistance from PetFirst. Check out his story here!

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March Pet of the Month Contest Winner

3/5/2014

Congratulations to the PetFirst Pet Insurance Pet of the Month for March 2014, Flutie the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel!

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March 2014 - Claim of the Month

3/4/2014

PetFirst paid over $4,500 to the family of Fuego, a 7-year old Rhodesian Ridgeback who battled with cancer. Read his story here.

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Testimonial of the Month - March Member Story

3/3/2014

PetFirst's March Member Story winner is Ginger the dog. Check out her story here!

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Recall Notice on Pro-Pet LLC of Dry Dog and Cat Foods

2/6/2014

The FDA recently issued a recall notice on Pro-Pet LLC. Be safe and protect your pets - find out all the details here!

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Special PetHub Discount for friends of PetFirst Pet Insurance

2/5/2014

PetFirst Pet Insurance loves providing discounts to its furry family members. Check out this special offer from PetHub.

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Pet Insurance Testimonial of the Month - February Member Story

2/4/2014

Learn how Lloyd benefited from having a pet insurance plan on his dog, Scout. PetFirst reimbursed him from this unusual accident.

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February 2014 - Claim of the Month

2/3/2014

February's Claim of the Month is here! Check it out to see which PetFirst Pet Insurance policyholder saved big on vet expenses!

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February's Pet of the Month Contest Winner!

2/2/2014

Molly the Cockapoo is the PetFirst Pet of the Month for February! Come meet her and learn her story!

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January's Pet of the Month Contest Winner!

1/11/2014

Check out the story of Blue the dog, a real hero and the worthy recipient of PetFirst's Pet of the Month title for January.

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January 2014 - Claim of the Month

1/10/2014

January's Claim of the Month belongs to MacDuff, an Airedale Terrier who suffered several injuries after being hit by a car.

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PetFirst January 2014 Shelter Contest

12/18/2013

Start off 2014 with the chance to earn some serious cash for your organization! Find out all about PetFirst's new contest!

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Testimonial of the Month - December Member Story

12/17/2013

Margaret Auld-Louie is the winner of our December Monthly Giveaway! She received a $15 gift card for submitting her cat's testimonial!

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Join PetFirst's Monthly Giveaway!

12/16/2013

Are you a PetFirst policyholder with a story to tell? If so, enter our monthly giveaway for a chance to win our 2014 Grand Prize Drawing!

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Beefy the Bulldog is December's Pet of the Month!

12/15/2013

Beefy the bulldog is PetFirst Pet Insurance's Pet of the Month winner for December!

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Beefy the Bulldog is December's Pet of the Month!

12/15/2013

Beefy the bulldog is PetFirst Pet Insurance's Pet of the Month winner for December!

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PetFirst has partnered with The Dapper Dog Co. to offer a 30% discount

12/14/2013

Check out this awesome special holiday offer from the Dapper Dog Co.!

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December 2013 - Claim of the Month

12/13/2013

PetFirst's Big Claim of the Month winner is Delilah, a chocolate Labrador Retriever who took a trip to the vet for foreign body surgical removal.

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Thanksgiving Dangers For Your Pet

11/22/2013

Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate family, and the furry ones shouldn't be left out. Still, they shouldn't get all the goodies us humans do!

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PetFirst's Pet of the Month Contest for Policyholders

11/21/2013

Enter your fur-friend into PetFirst's Pet of the Month Contest for a chance to be featured in our PetFirst Calendar! Find out the details here!

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Cancer Detection And Treatment For Your Pet

11/20/2013

With November being Pet Cancer Awareness Month, it's a good time for pet owners everywhere to learn more about the disease's warning signs and symptoms.

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"National Pet Fire Safety Day" Tips to Keep Pets Safe

7/15/2013

Did you know that July 15th is National Pet Fire Safety Day? Mark the occasion by brushing up on some important pet fire safety tips.

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Fighting The Fur

5/31/2013

Marley is a big Saint Bernard who has always lived outdoors. When it came time for him to come indoors, however, his fur problem became a real issue!

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What To Look For When Purchasing Pet Insurance

4/5/2013

Purchasing pet insurance can be a confusing process. Here, PetFirst lays out all the questions you need to ask to make sure you get what you need.

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Think You Need A Third Hand, How About 'The Fifth Paw'?

2/22/2013

PetFirst Pet Insurance recently caught wind of a product called the Fifth Paw. We were impressed! Check out our thoughts here.

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6 New Year's Resolutions You're Not Keeping!

1/24/2013

We're almost a month into 2013 and some of us might be seeing our resolutions lose stream. Here are some ideas to keep you going!

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Training Can Improve Your Pet's Focus And General Well-Being

1/15/2013

It's National Dog Month! To celebrate, we asked our team to share their favorite training stories.

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Bad Dog? It's National Train Your Dog Month!

1/7/2013

In recognizing the importance of training, the team at PetFirst has decided to share their favorite training experiences with you!

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PetFirst Is Awarded The Petfinder Seal Of Approval!

10/2/2012

PetFirst has been chosen as the pet insurance provider of choice and given the Petfinder Seal of Approval for its great pet product.

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Want An iPad? NAPHIA Is Buying

9/5/2012

Learn how to participate in the NAPHIA contest to win some great pet-related prizes!

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PetFirst's 1st Edition Of Pet Products We Love!

2/17/2012

At PetFirst, we love our pets like they love their toys! That's why we put together this list of our team's favorite dog and cat toys!

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Your Daily Cup Of Coffee Could Cover The Cost Of Pet Insurance!

1/26/2012

Pet insurance costs less than a cup of coffee per day, and many pet owners are seeing the value in pet health care coverage.

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