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How To Recognize Signs Of Stress In Your Cat

Do cats get anxious or suffer from stress or separation…

by PetFirst
52 mins ago

5 Ways To Reduce The Stress of Take Your Pet To Work Week

Take Your Pet To Work Week is from June 17th…

by PetFirst
4 days ago

Breed Spotlight: American Shorthair

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

by PetFirst
4 days ago

Three Incredible Ways Your Dog Can Improve Your Health

If you are lucky enough to call a canine a…

by PetFirst
5 days ago

How Much Exercise Does Your Pet Need?

Whether you already own a dog or you're thinking of…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

Breed Spotlight: Greyhound

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

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

4 Powerful Benefits of Canine Massages

Massage has been proven to be a powerful holistic treatment…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

Are Over-The-Counter Medications Safe for My Dog?

When your dog is sick most pet parents will do…

by PetFirst
3 weeks ago

Woof, meow! Pets welcome in the workplace

“Take Your Pet To Work Week” starts June 17, but…

by PetFirst
3 weeks ago

Pet Disaster Preparedness: What You Need to Know

The month of June is National Pet Preparedness Month, which…

by PetFirst
3 weeks ago

PetFirst News

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
3 weeks ago

June is National Pet Preparedness Month

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

by PetFirst
3 weeks ago

Most People Choose Pets Over Partners for Snuggles

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

by PetFirst
5 months ago

Help for Policyholders Affected by Government Shutdown

We're here to help. Our thoughts go out to government…

by PetFirst
5 months ago

PetFirst Teams Up With MuttNation

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

by PetFirst
5 months ago

Matching Monday with Kentucky Humane Society

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

by PetFirst
7 months ago

3 Ways to Keep Your Backyard Dog-Friendly

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

by PetFirst
1 year ago

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

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

by PetFirst
1 year ago

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

I first stumbled upon pet insurance when I got my…

by PetFirst
1 year 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

Pet Fun

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

Happy International Hug Your Cat Day! Before you grab onto…

by PetFirst
3 weeks ago

5 Ways To Celebrate National Pet Month With Your Cat

It’s National Pet month and because of that, we are…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

12 Fun Ways to Celebrate National Pet Month

May is National Pet Month in the United States — a time…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

National Pet Week: May 5th-11th

As almost all pet parents know our pets are more…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Can You Teach An Old Dog New Tricks?

Chances are you have heard the adage “you can’t teach…

by Sabrina
3 months ago

Pets Named after Mascots Show Team Loyalty

T-shirts wear out. Face-paint washes away, but one expression of…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Celebrating K-9 Veterans Day

March 13 is National K9 Veterans Day. This is a  day…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Tips for Proper Puppy Socialization

Socialization is a key part of your responsibilities as a…

by PetFirst
4 months ago

Things Your Pets Might Do if They Had Opposable Thumbs

Your pets watch you nonstop.  You are their whole world.…

by PetFirst
4 months ago

How to Travel Safely with Cats

Who wants to be in a car on a long…

by PetFirst
4 months ago

Pet Care

How To Recognize Signs Of Stress In Your Cat

Do cats get anxious or suffer from stress or separation…

by PetFirst
52 mins ago

5 Ways To Reduce The Stress of Take Your Pet To Work Week

Take Your Pet To Work Week is from June 17th…

by PetFirst
4 days ago

Three Incredible Ways Your Dog Can Improve Your Health

If you are lucky enough to call a canine a…

by PetFirst
5 days ago

How Much Exercise Does Your Pet Need?

Whether you already own a dog or you're thinking of…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

4 Powerful Benefits of Canine Massages

Massage has been proven to be a powerful holistic treatment…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

Are Over-The-Counter Medications Safe for My Dog?

When your dog is sick most pet parents will do…

by PetFirst
3 weeks ago

Woof, meow! Pets welcome in the workplace

“Take Your Pet To Work Week” starts June 17, but…

by PetFirst
3 weeks ago

Pet Disaster Preparedness: What You Need to Know

The month of June is National Pet Preparedness Month, which…

by PetFirst
3 weeks ago

How to Know if The Ground is Cool Enough For Your Dog to Walk On

Summer is almost here, which means the temperature is heating…

by PetFirst
3 weeks 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
3 weeks ago

Breed Spotlights

Breed Spotlight: American Shorthair

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

by PetFirst
4 days ago

Breed Spotlight: Greyhound

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

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

Breed Spotlight: Maine Coon Cats

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

by PetFirst
1 month ago

Breed Spotlight: The Exotic Shorthair

Do you know what the most popular cat breed is…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Breed Spotlight: The Siamese Cat

One of the most recognizable breeds of cat is the…

by PetFirst
4 months ago

Breed Spotlight: Saint Bernard

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

by PetFirst
5 months ago

Breed Spotlight: Egyptian Mau Cat

The Egyptian Mau cat may be a new breed to…

by PetFirst
5 months ago

Breed Spotlight: Komondor

Life Expectancy: 10-12 years Dog Breed Group: Working group Weight:…

by PetFirst
5 months ago

Breed Spotlight: The Ragdoll Cat

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

by PetFirst
6 months ago

Golden Retrievers

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

by PetFirst
1 year ago

Pet Insurance

No Sneezing Matter; Symptoms and Triggers of Allergies in Dogs

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

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Common Pet Poisons Hiding In Your Home

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

by PetFirst
4 months ago

Things to Consider Before Getting a Puppy

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

by PetFirst
6 months ago

Three Important Reasons Indoor Cats Need Pet Insurance

If you are an owner of a cat that spends…

by PetFirst
7 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
7 months ago

A Look at the Most Expensive, Common Claims

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

by PetFirst
9 months ago

Claim Tales: Rachel’s Scare

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

by PetFirst
9 months ago

Natural Disaster Preparedness

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

by PetFirst
10 months ago

Exclusion Confusion: Understanding Pre-Existing Conditions

Did you know the number one exclusion for pet insurance…

by PetFirst
10 months ago

Prevention with Pet Insurance

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

by PetFirst
10 months ago

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