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Dangerous Christmas Gifts for Pets

The holidays make for a fun and exciting time of…

by PetFirst
11 hours ago

Keep Your Pets Safe This Season: Holiday and Winter Pet Safety

It’s that dragging boxes down from the attic, shiny things…

by PetFirst
3 days ago

Bread Dough Ornaments & the Trees They Hang On… Are They Safe for Our Pets?

Three simple ingredients:  2 cups flour, 1 cup salt, and…

by PetFirst
4 days ago

10 Illnesses Humans Can Get From Dogs

There’s no doubt that you’ve spoken with your vet in…

by PetFirst
7 days ago

PetFirst Pet Insurance to be Acquired by MetLife

The Fortune 500® company will make PetFirst’s pet insurance offering…

by PetFirst
1 week ago

Should I DNA Test My Dog?

If you happen to follow any pet owners on social…

by PetFirst
1 week ago

What You Need to Know About De-Icing Salts to Keep Pets Safe 

If you live in cold country, you know that snow and…

by PetFirst
1 week ago

A Thanksgiving Message From PetFirst

Thanksgiving is a great time to pause and reflect on…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

Diabetes in Dogs: Know the Symptoms 

November is National Pet Diabetes Month, and if your pet…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

The Doggie & Kitty Heimlich-like Maneuver 

If an object lodges in front of your dog or cat’s trachea (aka windpipe), rather…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

PetFirst News

PetFirst Pet Insurance to be Acquired by MetLife

The Fortune 500® company will make PetFirst’s pet insurance offering…

by PetFirst
1 week ago

A Thanksgiving Message From PetFirst

Thanksgiving is a great time to pause and reflect on…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

Tips and tricks to help your new family member adapt…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Keep Spooky Season Scary For People, Not Pets

PetFirst helps pet owners keep dogs and cats safe with…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

PetFirst leader makes list of ‘Top Dog’ CEOs

PetFirst Pet Insurance CEO Katie Blakeley has been named one…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Is it time for your pet to go ‘back to school’?

Students and teachers are now back in the classroom –…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

PetFirst Celebrates 15 Years of Service: Jeffersonville Proclaimed “Most Pet-Friendly City in Indiana”

Jeffersonville proclaimed “most pet-friendly city in Indiana” Mayor Moore’s proclamation…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Ernst & Young Announces Katie Blakeley of PetFirst Pet Insurance Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award Finalist in East Central Division

Blakeley joins ranks of unstoppable entrepreneurs Jeffersonville, IN – May…

by PetFirst
6 months ago

June is National Pet Preparedness Month

Survey Finds Most Pet Owners Unprepared for Disasters and Emergencies.…

by PetFirst
7 months ago

Most People Choose Pets Over Partners for Snuggles

Valentine’s Day is the day for snuggling – but 71…

by PetFirst
10 months ago

Pet Fun

Six Must-Have Holiday Gifts for Pet Lovers

by PetFirst
3 weeks ago

How To Celebrate Your Cat  

Today, August 8th, is International Cat Day. It is a…

by PetFirst
4 months ago

7 Reasons To Love A Black Cat  

Tomorrow, August 17, is National Black Cat Appreciation Day. Ask…

by PetFirst
4 months ago

How To Enjoy The Dog Days of Summer with Your Pup

We all feel a bit more relaxed during the summer…

by PetFirst
4 months ago

How to Do Doga With Your Pup

You’ve heard of yoga — but have you heard of doga?…

by PetFirst
4 months ago

Celebrate National Mutt Day

We all love our dogs and with that celebrating them…

by PetFirst
4 months ago

How To Teach Your Cat To Walk On A Leash

You can teach an old cat new tricks! That may…

by PetFirst
5 months ago

Dog Walk Essentials: What You Need For Your Dog’s Next Adventure

Heading out the door to take your furry friend on…

by PetFirst
5 months ago

Tips for Doggy Beach Time

The summer season is the time for your dogs (and…

by PetFirst
5 months ago

5 Ways to Show Your Cat Love on International Hug Your Cat Day

by PetFirst
6 months ago

Pet Care

Dangerous Christmas Gifts for Pets

The holidays make for a fun and exciting time of…

by PetFirst
11 hours ago

Keep Your Pets Safe This Season: Holiday and Winter Pet Safety

It’s that dragging boxes down from the attic, shiny things…

by PetFirst
3 days ago

Bread Dough Ornaments & the Trees They Hang On… Are They Safe for Our Pets?

Three simple ingredients:  2 cups flour, 1 cup salt, and…

by PetFirst
4 days ago

10 Illnesses Humans Can Get From Dogs

There’s no doubt that you’ve spoken with your vet in…

by PetFirst
7 days ago

Should I DNA Test My Dog?

If you happen to follow any pet owners on social…

by PetFirst
1 week ago

What You Need to Know About De-Icing Salts to Keep Pets Safe 

If you live in cold country, you know that snow and…

by PetFirst
1 week ago

Diabetes in Dogs: Know the Symptoms 

November is National Pet Diabetes Month, and if your pet…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

The Doggie & Kitty Heimlich-like Maneuver 

If an object lodges in front of your dog or cat’s trachea (aka windpipe), rather…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

Your Pets Thanksgiving Feast

Thanksgiving is a day to cherish time with your family…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

5 Strategies to Keep Thanksgiving Toxin-Free

Thanksgiving is a fun holiday for humans, but for pets, it…

by PetFirst
3 weeks ago

Breed Spotlights

Is A Hound The Best Pet For You?

Are you looking for a new dog for your family…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Breed Spotlight Scottish Fold

The Scottish Fold is one of the most easily recognizable breeds of…

by PetFirst
4 months ago

Breed Spotlight: Abyssinian

At first glance, an Abyssinian may appear to be your…

by PetFirst
5 months ago

Breed Spotlight: American Shorthair

This breed of cat crossed the ocean with the Pilgrims, making…

by PetFirst
6 months ago

Breed Spotlight: Greyhound

Greyhounds are well-known for their speed and have been used…

by PetFirst
6 months ago

Breed Spotlight: Maine Coon Cats

Once mistakenly declared extinct, the Maine Coon cat is now…

by PetFirst
7 months ago

Breed Spotlight: The Exotic Shorthair

Do you know what the most popular cat breed is…

by PetFirst
9 months ago

Breed Spotlight: The Siamese Cat

One of the most recognizable breeds of cat is the…

by PetFirst
10 months ago

Breed Spotlight: Saint Bernard

Life Expectancy: 8-10 years Dog Breed Group: Working group Weight:…

by PetFirst
11 months ago

Breed Spotlight: Egyptian Mau Cat

The Egyptian Mau cat may be a new breed to…

by PetFirst
11 months ago

Pet Insurance

Pet Insurance and Cancer

Cancer is the number one disease-related cause of death for…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

No Sneezing Matter; Symptoms and Triggers of Allergies in Dogs

Does your dog bite or lick his paws?  Does he…

by PetFirst
9 months ago

Common Pet Poisons Hiding In Your Home

We all want the best for our pets.  Even the…

by PetFirst
9 months ago

Things to Consider Before Getting a Puppy

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

by PetFirst
12 months ago

Three Important Reasons Indoor Cats Need Pet Insurance

If you are an owner of a cat that spends…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

3 Pieces of Pet Health Info All Pet Owners Should Know

While there is no guarantee that any pet will live…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

A Look at the Most Expensive, Common Claims

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

by PetFirst
1 year ago

Claim Tales: Rachel’s Scare

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

by PetFirst
1 year ago

Natural Disaster Preparedness

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

by PetFirst
1 year ago

Exclusion Confusion: Understanding Pre-Existing Conditions

Did you know the number one exclusion for pet insurance…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

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