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How to Choose the Best Leash for Your Dog

Leashes are important: they keep your dog safe and under…

by PetFirst
16 hours ago

Does My Pet Need Flea and Tick Preventative During the Winter?

Many pet owners look at wintertime as a welcome break…

by PetFirst
4 days ago

A Guide to Picking the Best Collar for Your Dog

With so many different types of dog collars on the…

by PetFirst
4 days ago

PetFirst Teams Up With MuttNation

PetFirst has teamed up with MuttNation, a 501c3 nonprofit founded…

by PetFirst
5 days ago

Which Dog Breeds are the Healthiest?

You want a healthy dog that doesn’t have any health…

by PetFirst
6 days ago

4 Reasons To Use A Dog Harness

It’s National Walk Your Dog Month! For pet parents who…

by PetFirst
6 days ago

5 Reasons Why Socializing Your Dog is Important

When we talk about socializing our puppies or dogs, we…

by PetFirst
1 week ago

What to Look For In A Dog Coat

Certain dogs are better able to handle winter weather than…

by PetFirst
1 week ago

Everything You Need to Know About Feline AIDS (FIV)

The feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), commonly referred to as “feline…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

3 Ways To Keep Your Dog Safe In Winter

Winter has settled into many areas of the country and…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

PetFirst News

PetFirst Teams Up With MuttNation

PetFirst has teamed up with MuttNation, a 501c3 nonprofit founded…

by PetFirst
5 days ago

Matching Monday with Kentucky Humane Society

On Monday, Nov. 12, PetFirst Pet Insurance will match online…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

3 Ways to Keep Your Backyard Dog-Friendly

As a dog owner, you may have already had the…

by PetFirst
8 months ago

March Claim of the Month: Mike & Annie’s Story

I have been a PetFirst family member since 2015. For…

by PetFirst
11 months ago

February’s Claim of the Month: Parker vs. Porcupines

I first stumbled upon pet insurance when I got my…

by PetFirst
12 months ago

January’s Claim of the Month: Dawn & Lily Save on Surgery Costs

I have been a member of the PetFirst family since…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

Tamzin Bennett, Customer Service Representative

  Your name: Tamzin Bennett How long have you been working…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

Day in the Life of Franklin : PetFirst’s Chief Wagging Officer

If you’ve ever visited Our Team page or the PetFirst…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

PetFirst Pet Insurance Moving Headquarters to Accommodate Rapid Growth

  Due to the continued growth in revenue and personnel,…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

PetFirst Pet Insurance partners with Atlanta Humane Society

The Atlanta Humane Society is now including PetFirst Pet Insurance…

by PetFirst
2 years ago

Pet Fun

Tips For A Happy & Safe Thanksgiving

The holidays are quickly approaching! Here are some tips on…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Matching Monday with Kentucky Humane Society

On Monday, Nov. 12, PetFirst Pet Insurance will match online…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Halloween Pet Safety Tips

Halloween is a fun time of year for everyone, but…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Celebrate National Spoil Your Dog Day

It’s National Spoil Your Dog Day! Although it seems like…

by PetFirst
5 months ago

PetFirst Getaway Giveaway

Is your pet ready for a summer getaway? Share a…

by PetFirst
7 months ago

The Most Unbelievable (But True) Pet Insurance Claims Of All Time

As the approximately 85 million families in the U.S. who…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

Presents for Your Pets: The Best Holiday Gifts for Your Best Friend

It’s that time of year – stockings are hung, trees…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

Tips for Throwing a Puptastic Halloween Bash for Dog Owners

The spooky Halloween season is finally here, and what better…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

Halloween Pet Costume Ideas

  Fall is officially in the air, and you know…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

Black Cats and Halloween

  Halloween is rife with icons, and black cats rank…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

Pet Care

How to Choose the Best Leash for Your Dog

Leashes are important: they keep your dog safe and under…

by PetFirst
16 hours ago

Does My Pet Need Flea and Tick Preventative During the Winter?

Many pet owners look at wintertime as a welcome break…

by PetFirst
4 days ago

A Guide to Picking the Best Collar for Your Dog

With so many different types of dog collars on the…

by PetFirst
4 days ago

Which Dog Breeds are the Healthiest?

You want a healthy dog that doesn’t have any health…

by PetFirst
6 days ago

4 Reasons To Use A Dog Harness

It’s National Walk Your Dog Month! For pet parents who…

by PetFirst
6 days ago

5 Reasons Why Socializing Your Dog is Important

When we talk about socializing our puppies or dogs, we…

by PetFirst
1 week ago

What to Look For In A Dog Coat

Certain dogs are better able to handle winter weather than…

by PetFirst
1 week ago

Everything You Need to Know About Feline AIDS (FIV)

The feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), commonly referred to as “feline…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

3 Ways To Keep Your Dog Safe In Winter

Winter has settled into many areas of the country and…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

5 Tips for Training a Senior Dog

There are many benefits to adopting a senior dog (7…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

Breed Spotlights

Breed Spotlight: The Ragdoll Cat

Also known as “puppy cats,” it’s not hard to see…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

Golden Retrievers

Life Expectancy: 10 - 12 years Dog Breed Group: Sporting Dogs…

by PetFirst
9 months ago

5 Myths (and Truths) About Pitbulls

The last Saturday in October is National Pit Bull Awareness…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

Breed Health Spotlight: Chihuahua

When it comes to lap dogs, there’s no breed more…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

Mixed breeds or purebred dogs: Which is healthier? Guest Blogger: Amber Drake

When asking a prospective dog parent which type of dog…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

Breed Health Spotlight: ShihTzu

Tiny, shaggy and adorable, the shih tzu has wiggled its…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

Dog Breed Health Spotlight: Yorkshire Terrier

One of the most popular breeds in America, Yorkshire Terriers…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

Top 8 Hypoallergenic Cat Breeds

Pet allergies are common and come in all forms of…

by PetFirst
2 years ago

6 Best Dog Breeds For Children

One of the great things about dogs is they come…

by PetFirst
2 years ago

PetFirst Breed Health Spotlight: German Shepherd

With the German Shepherd’s substantial popularity throughout the world, many…

by PetFirst
2 years ago

Pet Insurance

Things to Consider Before Getting a Puppy

What’s not to love about puppies?  They make people smile,…

by PetFirst
4 weeks ago

Three Important Reasons Indoor Cats Need Pet Insurance

If you are an owner of a cat that spends…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

3 Pieces of Pet Health Info All Pet Owners Should Know

While there is no guarantee that any pet will live…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

A Look at the Most Expensive, Common Claims

Everyday PetFirst receives numerous claims for various conditions. We want…

by PetFirst
4 months ago

Claim Tales: Rachel’s Scare

The seven-year old cat formally known as 'Rachel Sunshine' never…

by PetFirst
4 months ago

Natural Disaster Preparedness

As hurricane season approaches, we want to make sure we…

by PetFirst
4 months ago

Exclusion Confusion: Understanding Pre-Existing Conditions

Did you know the number one exclusion for pet insurance…

by PetFirst
5 months ago

Prevention with Pet Insurance

Accidents and illnesses aren’t always predictable, but routine prevention can…

by PetFirst
5 months ago

Should I Buy Pet Insurance for My Senior Dog?

If you're the pet parent of an older dog, you…

by PetFirst
5 months ago

Pet Insurance Awareness Series: Growing the 1%

September is Pet Health Insurance Month! Throughout the month of…

by PetFirst
5 months ago

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