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January is Unchain a Dog Month: Help Dogs In Need This Month And Year-Round

January is known as Unchain a Dog Month, and it…

by PetFirst
9 hours ago

In the Big Game of Pet Names, Chiefs Edge Out 49ers

Rooting for a team is one thing, would you name…

by PetFirst
12 hours ago

Change a Pet’s Life Day

January 24th is a special day set aside to encourage adoptions…

by PetFirst
4 days ago

Answer Your Cat’s Question Day: Things Your Cat Wants to Know 

More than 600 million cats share the planet with us, and although…

by PetFirst
6 days ago

Unchain A Dog Month: Reasons Why You Should Not Chain Your Dog

January is Unchain A Dog Month, and in honor of…

by PetFirst
1 week ago

Fun Indoor and Outdoor Winter Activities For Your Pup

While keeping your dog’s warmth and care in mind, playing…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

National Dress Up Your Pet Day

Dressing up your pet can be a lot of fun,…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

The Dangers of Frostbite and Hypothermia

During the cold winter months, our pups still need to…

by PetFirst
3 weeks ago

Tips for Walking Your Dog in the Winter

The days are shorter and colder - making even a…

by PetFirst
3 weeks ago

New Year’s Resolutions for Pet Parents

Promising to do something differently as you leave an old…

by PetFirst
4 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
2 months ago

A Thanksgiving Message From PetFirst

Thanksgiving is a great time to pause and reflect on…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

Tips and tricks to help your new family member adapt…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Keep Spooky Season Scary For People, Not Pets

PetFirst helps pet owners keep dogs and cats safe with…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

PetFirst leader makes list of ‘Top Dog’ CEOs

PetFirst Pet Insurance CEO Katie Blakeley has been named one…

by PetFirst
4 months ago

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

Students and teachers are now back in the classroom –…

by PetFirst
4 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
5 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
8 months ago

June is National Pet Preparedness Month

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

by PetFirst
8 months ago

Most People Choose Pets Over Partners for Snuggles

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

by PetFirst
12 months ago

Pet Fun

In the Big Game of Pet Names, Chiefs Edge Out 49ers

Rooting for a team is one thing, would you name…

by PetFirst
12 hours ago

Fun Indoor and Outdoor Winter Activities For Your Pup

While keeping your dog’s warmth and care in mind, playing…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

National Dress Up Your Pet Day

Dressing up your pet can be a lot of fun,…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

Six Must-Have Holiday Gifts for Pet Lovers

by PetFirst
2 months ago

How To Celebrate Your Cat  

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

by PetFirst
6 months ago

7 Reasons To Love A Black Cat  

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

by PetFirst
6 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
6 months ago

How to Do Doga With Your Pup

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

by PetFirst
6 months ago

Celebrate National Mutt Day

We all love our dogs and with that celebrating them…

by PetFirst
6 months ago

How To Teach Your Cat To Walk On A Leash

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

by PetFirst
6 months ago

Pet Care

January is Unchain a Dog Month: Help Dogs In Need This Month And Year-Round

January is known as Unchain a Dog Month, and it…

by PetFirst
9 hours ago

Change a Pet’s Life Day

January 24th is a special day set aside to encourage adoptions…

by PetFirst
4 days ago

Answer Your Cat’s Question Day: Things Your Cat Wants to Know 

More than 600 million cats share the planet with us, and although…

by PetFirst
6 days ago

Unchain A Dog Month: Reasons Why You Should Not Chain Your Dog

January is Unchain A Dog Month, and in honor of…

by PetFirst
1 week ago

The Dangers of Frostbite and Hypothermia

During the cold winter months, our pups still need to…

by PetFirst
3 weeks ago

Tips for Walking Your Dog in the Winter

The days are shorter and colder - making even a…

by PetFirst
3 weeks ago

New Year’s Resolutions for Pet Parents

Promising to do something differently as you leave an old…

by PetFirst
4 weeks ago

Pet Travel Safety: Pet Travel Safety Day January 2nd

January 2nd is Pet Travel Safety Day and a great…

by PetFirst
4 weeks ago

Weighted Blankets For Anxiety in Dogs

Anxiety is one of the main behavioral obstacles seen in…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

How to Keep Your Pet Stress-Free During The Holidays

It’s the holiday season, and the familiar joy of family,…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

Breed Spotlights

Is A Hound The Best Pet For You?

Are you looking for a new dog for your family…

by PetFirst
5 months ago

Breed Spotlight Scottish Fold

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

by PetFirst
6 months ago

Breed Spotlight: Abyssinian

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

by PetFirst
6 months ago

Breed Spotlight: American Shorthair

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

by PetFirst
7 months ago

Breed Spotlight: Greyhound

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

by PetFirst
8 months ago

Breed Spotlight: Maine Coon Cats

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

by PetFirst
9 months ago

Breed Spotlight: The Exotic Shorthair

Do you know what the most popular cat breed is…

by PetFirst
10 months ago

Breed Spotlight: The Siamese Cat

One of the most recognizable breeds of cat is the…

by PetFirst
11 months ago

Breed Spotlight: Saint Bernard

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

by PetFirst
12 months ago

Breed Spotlight: Egyptian Mau Cat

The Egyptian Mau cat may be a new breed to…

by PetFirst
12 months ago

Pet Insurance

Pet Insurance and Cancer

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

by PetFirst
4 months ago

No Sneezing Matter; Symptoms and Triggers of Allergies in Dogs

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

by PetFirst
11 months ago

Common Pet Poisons Hiding In Your Home

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

by PetFirst
11 months ago

Things to Consider Before Getting a Puppy

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

by PetFirst
1 year 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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