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Hypoclygemia in dogs is very serious, and means you need to talk to your vet to come up with a course of action

Hypoglycemia in Dogs – What to Do to Help your Pup

Hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, can happen to dogs as…

by MetLife
45 mins ago
service dogs and emotional support dogs can help those with physical or emotional disabilities

Service Dogs, ESA’s, and Therapy Dogs for Veterans

Today, service dogs, emotional support dogs, and therapy dogs fill…

by MetLife
23 hours ago
It's important to ensure your dog's vaccines are up to date.

Best Vaccination Schedule for Dogs

Is your dog up-to-date on his or her vaccines? As…

by MetLife
1 day ago
dogs can in fact eat pineapple. Just make sure your dog does not eat the skin!

Can Dogs Eat Pineapple?

Summer and Fall are ideal seasons to enjoy fresh fruit…

by MetLife
4 days ago
Why is my dog biting?

Why your Dog Might be Biting and How you can Stop it

The truth is, no matter how friendly and loving your…

by MetLife
4 days ago
How to help your dog's upset stomach

How to Help your Dog’s Upset Stomach 

Although your dog's upset stomach  (including vomiting and diarrhea) can…

by MetLife
5 days ago
What human foods can my dog eat? Can dogs eat pizza?

What Can Dogs Eat: Fruit, Veggies, Pizza, Hot Dogs, & More

Dogs enjoy the same sweet, sour, salty, and bitter tastes we do, but…

by MetLife
5 days ago
dogs can eat raw, uncooked bones, as well as raw meats in moderation

Can Dogs Eat Raw Food, Meat and Bones?

The best diet for a dog is the diet he…

by MetLife
6 days ago
Microchipping your dog can significantly increase the odds of finding them if they run away

FAQ’s About Microchipping Your Pets

If your pet isn’t microchipped, now is the time to…

by MetLife
6 days ago
WHat Human Foods Can Dogs Eat?

What Can Dogs Eat: Fruit, Veggies, Pizza, Hot Dogs, & More

Dogs enjoy the same sweet, sour, salty, and bitter tastes we do, but…

by MetLife
7 days ago

PetFirst News

COVID-19 update from PetFirst

Hi PetFirst Family Member, Along with the rest of the…

by MetLife
2 years ago
October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

Tips and tricks to help your new family member adapt…

by MetLife
2 years ago
Keep Spooky Season Scary For People, Not Pets

Keep Spooky Season Scary For People, Not Pets

PetFirst helps pet owners keep dogs and cats safe with…

by MetLife
2 years ago

PetFirst leader makes list of ‘Top Dog’ CEOs

PetFirst Pet Insurance CEO Katie Blakeley has been named one…

by MetLife
2 years ago
Back to school for pets

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

Students and teachers are now back in the classroom –…

by MetLife
2 years ago
PetFirst Celebrates 15 Years of Service

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

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 MetLife
2 years ago
National Pet Preparedness Month

June is National Pet Preparedness Month

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

by MetLife
2 years ago
PetFirst Pet Insurance survey finds 71% prefer snuggling with a pet than a partner

Most People Choose Pets Over Partners for Snuggles

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

by MetLife
3 years ago
PetFirst Helps Policyholders impacted by Federal Government Shutdown

Help for Policyholders Affected by Government Shutdown

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

by MetLife
3 years ago

Pet Fun

5 Easy Commands to Teach your Dog

If your dog has mastered the basic dog commands, such as…

by MetLife
3 weeks ago
National Rescue Dog Day: May 20th

National Rescue Dog Day: May 20th

According to the ASPCA, approximately 3.3 million dogs enter shelters…

by MetLife
4 months ago
5 Fun Facts About Golden Retrievers: National Golden Retriever Day

5 Fun Facts About Golden Retrievers: National Golden Retriever Day

National Golden Retriever Day is February 3rd, and in honor…

by MetLife
8 months ago
National Fire Pup Day: October 1st

National Fire Pup Day: October 1st

October 1st is National Fire Pup Day! In honor of…

by MetLife
12 months ago
National Black Dog Day: October 1st

National Black Dog Day: October 1st

If you’ve ever spoken to anyone who does rescue work…

by MetLife
12 months ago
National Dog Week: September 20th through 27th

National Dog Week: September 20th through 27th

It’s time to recognize the beloved dogs in our lives…

by MetLife
1 year ago
National Craft For Your Local Shelters Day: July 21

National Craft For Your Local Shelters Day: July 21st

Have you ever heard of National Craft For Your Local…

by MetLife
1 year ago
How to Celebrate All American Pet Photo Day: July 11th, 2020

How to Celebrate All American Pet Photo Day: July 11th, 2020

July 11th is All American Pet Photo Day, a day…

by MetLife
1 year ago
Take Your Dog to Work Day

Take Your Dog to Work Day: June 26th

June 26th is an extra special day for many -…

by MetLife
1 year ago
National Dog Party Day

National Dog Party Day

Pet Health & Safety Coach, Arden Moore, is a big…

by MetLife
1 year ago

Pet Care

Hypoclygemia in dogs is very serious, and means you need to talk to your vet to come up with a course of action

Hypoglycemia in Dogs – What to Do to Help your Pup

Hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, can happen to dogs as…

by MetLife
45 mins ago
service dogs and emotional support dogs can help those with physical or emotional disabilities

Service Dogs, ESA’s, and Therapy Dogs for Veterans

Today, service dogs, emotional support dogs, and therapy dogs fill…

by MetLife
23 hours ago
It's important to ensure your dog's vaccines are up to date.

Best Vaccination Schedule for Dogs

Is your dog up-to-date on his or her vaccines? As…

by MetLife
1 day ago
dogs can in fact eat pineapple. Just make sure your dog does not eat the skin!

Can Dogs Eat Pineapple?

Summer and Fall are ideal seasons to enjoy fresh fruit…

by MetLife
4 days ago
Why is my dog biting?

Why your Dog Might be Biting and How you can Stop it

The truth is, no matter how friendly and loving your…

by MetLife
4 days ago
How to help your dog's upset stomach

How to Help your Dog’s Upset Stomach 

Although your dog's upset stomach  (including vomiting and diarrhea) can…

by MetLife
5 days ago
What human foods can my dog eat? Can dogs eat pizza?

What Can Dogs Eat: Fruit, Veggies, Pizza, Hot Dogs, & More

Dogs enjoy the same sweet, sour, salty, and bitter tastes we do, but…

by MetLife
5 days ago
dogs can eat raw, uncooked bones, as well as raw meats in moderation

Can Dogs Eat Raw Food, Meat and Bones?

The best diet for a dog is the diet he…

by MetLife
6 days ago
Microchipping your dog can significantly increase the odds of finding them if they run away

FAQ’s About Microchipping Your Pets

If your pet isn’t microchipped, now is the time to…

by MetLife
6 days ago
WHat Human Foods Can Dogs Eat?

What Can Dogs Eat: Fruit, Veggies, Pizza, Hot Dogs, & More

Dogs enjoy the same sweet, sour, salty, and bitter tastes we do, but…

by MetLife
7 days ago

Breed Spotlights

Breed Spotlight- Catahoula Leopard Dog

Breed Spotlight: Catahoula Leopard Dog

Happy National Catahoula Day! Celebrated on April 8th, this national…

by MetLife
6 months ago
Is A Hound The Best Pet For You?

Is A Hound The Best Pet For You?

Are you looking for a new dog for your family…

by MetLife
2 years ago
Scottish Fold cat

Breed Spotlight Scottish Fold

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

by MetLife
2 years ago
Breed Spotlight: Abyssinian

Breed Spotlight: Abyssinian

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

by MetLife
2 years ago
Breed Spotlight: American Shorthair

Breed Spotlight: American Shorthair

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

by MetLife
2 years ago
Breed Spotlight: Greyhound

Breed Spotlight: Greyhound

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

by MetLife
2 years ago
Breed Spotlight: Maine Coon Cats

Breed Spotlight: Maine Coon Cats

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

by MetLife
2 years ago
Breed Spotlight: The Exotic Shorthair

Breed Spotlight: The Exotic Shorthair

Do you know what the most popular cat breed is…

by MetLife
2 years ago
Breed Spotlight: The Siamese Cat

Breed Spotlight: The Siamese Cat

One of the most recognizable breeds of cat is the…

by MetLife
3 years ago

Breed Spotlight: Saint Bernard

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

by MetLife
3 years ago

Pet Insurance

Pet Insurance and Cancer

Pet Insurance and Cancer

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

by MetLife
2 years ago
Allergies and your dog

No Sneezing Matter; Symptoms and Triggers of Allergies in Dogs

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

by MetLife
3 years ago
Common household items that can harm pets

Common Pet Poisons Hiding In Your Home

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

by MetLife
3 years ago

Things to Consider Before Getting a Puppy

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

by MetLife
3 years ago
Indoor Cats Need Pet Insurance

Three Important Reasons Indoor Cats Need Pet Insurance

If you are an owner of a cat that spends…

by MetLife
3 years ago
Pet Health Statistics

3 Pieces of Pet Health Info All Pet Owners Should Know

While there is no guarantee that any pet will live…

by MetLife
3 years ago

A Look at the Most Expensive, Common Claims

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

by MetLife
3 years ago

Claim Tales: Rachel’s Scare

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

by MetLife
3 years ago

Natural Disaster Preparedness

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

by MetLife
3 years ago
PetFirst Pet Insurance, Boxer

Exclusion Confusion: Understanding Pre-Existing Conditions

Did you know the number one exclusion for pet insurance…

by MetLife
3 years ago

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