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Everything You Need to Know About Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in Cats

Feline Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a form of heart disease…

by PetFirst
1 week ago

How to Dog-Proof Your Yard for Pet Safety

We all love our dogs. And they rely on us…

by PetFirst
1 week ago

Ear Infections in Dogs

Painful, itchy ears are no fun for our pets. Outer…

by PetFirst
1 week ago

Breed Spotlight Scottish Fold

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

by PetFirst
1 week ago

How To Celebrate Your Cat  

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

by PetFirst
1 week ago

7 Reasons To Love A Black Cat  

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

by PetFirst
1 week ago

How To Find A Lost Cat

A lost cat is every pet parent’s nightmare.  If you…

by PetFirst
1 week ago

How To Enjoy The Dog Days of Summer with Your Pup

We all feel a bit more relaxed during the summer…

by PetFirst
1 week ago

How to Do Doga With Your Pup

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

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

The Complete Guide to Teaching Your Dog “Sit”

You may want to ask your dog to sit before…

by PetFirst
2 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 months ago

June is National Pet Preparedness Month

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

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Most People Choose Pets Over Partners for Snuggles

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

by PetFirst
6 months ago

Help for Policyholders Affected by Government Shutdown

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

by PetFirst
7 months ago

PetFirst Teams Up With MuttNation

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

by PetFirst
7 months ago

Matching Monday with Kentucky Humane Society

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

by PetFirst
9 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
2 years 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
2 years ago

Pet Fun

How To Celebrate Your Cat  

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

by PetFirst
1 week ago

7 Reasons To Love A Black Cat  

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

by PetFirst
1 week ago

How To Enjoy The Dog Days of Summer with Your Pup

We all feel a bit more relaxed during the summer…

by PetFirst
1 week ago

How to Do Doga With Your Pup

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

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

Celebrate National Mutt Day

We all love our dogs and with that celebrating them…

by PetFirst
3 weeks ago

How To Teach Your Cat To Walk On A Leash

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

by PetFirst
3 weeks 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
4 weeks ago

Tips for Doggy Beach Time

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

by PetFirst
1 month ago

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

[et_pb_section][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text] Happy International Hug Your Cat Day! Before you…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

5 Ways To Celebrate National Pet Month With Your Cat

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

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Pet Care

Everything You Need to Know About Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in Cats

Feline Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a form of heart disease…

by PetFirst
1 week ago

How to Dog-Proof Your Yard for Pet Safety

We all love our dogs. And they rely on us…

by PetFirst
1 week ago

Ear Infections in Dogs

Painful, itchy ears are no fun for our pets. Outer…

by PetFirst
1 week ago

How To Find A Lost Cat

A lost cat is every pet parent’s nightmare.  If you…

by PetFirst
1 week ago

The Complete Guide to Teaching Your Dog “Sit”

You may want to ask your dog to sit before…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

How Do Vaccinations Work

If you visit the veterinarian on a regular basis, you…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

Why Does My Dog Drool?

All dogs drool.  It is just a fact of life…

by PetFirst
3 weeks ago

Get to Know Your Pet from Snout-to-Tail

Pets often hide injuries and choose not to let us…

by PetFirst
3 weeks ago

Dogs and Heat; What You Need to Know

The expression “dog days of summer,” which originated in ancient…

by PetFirst
4 weeks ago

Is My Pet Drinking Enough?

During the hot summer days, it’s important to make sure your…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

Breed Spotlights

Breed Spotlight Scottish Fold

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

by PetFirst
1 week ago

Breed Spotlight: Abyssinian

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

by PetFirst
4 weeks ago

Breed Spotlight: American Shorthair

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

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Breed Spotlight: Greyhound

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

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Breed Spotlight: Maine Coon Cats

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

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Breed Spotlight: The Exotic Shorthair

Do you know what the most popular cat breed is…

by PetFirst
5 months ago

Breed Spotlight: The Siamese Cat

One of the most recognizable breeds of cat is the…

by PetFirst
6 months ago

Breed Spotlight: Saint Bernard

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

by PetFirst
7 months ago

Breed Spotlight: Egyptian Mau Cat

The Egyptian Mau cat may be a new breed to…

by PetFirst
7 months ago

Breed Spotlight: Komondor

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

by PetFirst
7 months 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
5 months ago

Common Pet Poisons Hiding In Your Home

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

by PetFirst
5 months ago

Things to Consider Before Getting a Puppy

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

by PetFirst
8 months ago

Three Important Reasons Indoor Cats Need Pet Insurance

If you are an owner of a cat that spends…

by PetFirst
9 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
9 months ago

A Look at the Most Expensive, Common Claims

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

by PetFirst
11 months ago

Claim Tales: Rachel’s Scare

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

by PetFirst
11 months ago

Natural Disaster Preparedness

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

by PetFirst
11 months ago

Exclusion Confusion: Understanding Pre-Existing Conditions

Did you know the number one exclusion for pet insurance…

by PetFirst
11 months ago

Prevention with Pet Insurance

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

by PetFirst
12 months ago

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