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6 Random Questions from Dog Parents

As dog parents, it’s important to connect with our dogs.  Part of this connection can be built by understanding…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
2 days ago
How does pet insurance work? MetLife Pet Insurance

How does Pet Insurance Work?

Pet insurance is one of the fastest growing forms of coverage in…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
2 weeks ago
Strange things that our dogs do

What the Heck is My Dog Doing? Top 5 Strange Behaviors in Dogs

Do you ever look at your dog and wonder, ‘What is going on…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
2 weeks ago
should you let your dog sleep in bed with you?

Should My Dog Sleep in Bed with Me? 

Does your dog sleep in bed with you? If your furry…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
4 weeks ago
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I Think My Dog Ate Chocolate: What Now? 

Some dog owners slip their four-legged companions all their leftover…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
4 weeks ago
how much does it cost to neuter my cat? Will cat health insurance help?

How Much Does it Cost to Neuter a Cat?

Is your cat neutered? If you have a male cat, neutering may…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
4 weeks ago
How much does it cost to spay your dog? We took a look.

How Much Does it Cost to Spay a Dog?

Deciding whether or not to spay your female dog is a very important decision.  Studies have shown the life expectancy…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
4 weeks ago
How much does it cost to spay my cat? The average cost to have your cat spayed is between $200-500. Having an active cat insurance policy could potentially help.

How Much Does it Cost to Spay a Cat?

According to Spay4LA.org, for every human born, 45 kittens are born.1  That is a lot of…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
1 month ago
Why is my cat sneezing or coughing so much? Cats can sneeze or cough due to many things, including allergies. If you are worried about your cat sneezing, talk to your vet.

Why Does my Cat Keep Sneezing or Coughing?

Is your cat sneezing a lot? As cute as that…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
1 month ago
What do I do if my dog eats a bee or gets stung by a bee? How do I know if my dog has bee allergires?

What Happens if My Dog Ate a Bee? 

Does your dog jump after flies and moths or try…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
1 month ago

MetLife Pet Insurance News

COVID-19 update from PetFirst

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

by MetLife Pet Insurance
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 Pet Insurance
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 Pet Insurance
2 years ago

PetFirst leader makes list of ‘Top Dog’ CEOs

PetFirst Pet Insurance CEO Katie Blakeley has been named one…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
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 Pet Insurance
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 Pet Insurance
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 Pet Insurance
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 Pet Insurance
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 Pet Insurance
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 Pet Insurance
3 years ago

Pet Fun

Strange things that our dogs do

What the Heck is My Dog Doing? Top 5 Strange Behaviors in Dogs

Do you ever look at your dog and wonder, ‘What is going on…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
2 weeks ago
should you let your dog sleep in bed with you?

Should My Dog Sleep in Bed with Me? 

Does your dog sleep in bed with you? If your furry…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
4 weeks ago
The best dog accessories for pet owners

7 Essential Dog Accessories Every Owner Should Have

There are numerous dog accessories on the market for canines…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
1 month ago
A list of the best dogs for families with children from MetLife Pet Insurance

The Best Dog Breeds for Families With Kids

Dogs are an important part of many people's families, and…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
2 months ago

5 Easy Commands to Teach your Dog

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

by MetLife Pet Insurance
3 months 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 Pet Insurance
6 months ago
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5 Fun Facts About Golden Retrievers: National Golden Retriever Day

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

by MetLife Pet Insurance
10 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 Pet Insurance
1 year 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 Pet Insurance
1 year ago
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National Dog Week: September 20th through 27th

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

by MetLife Pet Insurance
1 year ago

Pet Care

6 Strange Dog Behaviors- MetLife Pet Insurance-min

6 Random Questions from Dog Parents

As dog parents, it’s important to connect with our dogs.  Part of this connection can be built by understanding…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
2 days ago
How does pet insurance work? MetLife Pet Insurance

How does Pet Insurance Work?

Pet insurance is one of the fastest growing forms of coverage in…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
2 weeks ago
Strange things that our dogs do

What the Heck is My Dog Doing? Top 5 Strange Behaviors in Dogs

Do you ever look at your dog and wonder, ‘What is going on…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
2 weeks ago
should you let your dog sleep in bed with you?

Should My Dog Sleep in Bed with Me? 

Does your dog sleep in bed with you? If your furry…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
4 weeks ago
what to do if your dog ate chocolate from metlife pet insurance

I Think My Dog Ate Chocolate: What Now? 

Some dog owners slip their four-legged companions all their leftover…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
4 weeks ago
how much does it cost to neuter my cat? Will cat health insurance help?

How Much Does it Cost to Neuter a Cat?

Is your cat neutered? If you have a male cat, neutering may…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
4 weeks ago
How much does it cost to spay your dog? We took a look.

How Much Does it Cost to Spay a Dog?

Deciding whether or not to spay your female dog is a very important decision.  Studies have shown the life expectancy…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
4 weeks ago
How much does it cost to spay my cat? The average cost to have your cat spayed is between $200-500. Having an active cat insurance policy could potentially help.

How Much Does it Cost to Spay a Cat?

According to Spay4LA.org, for every human born, 45 kittens are born.1  That is a lot of…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
1 month ago
Why is my cat sneezing or coughing so much? Cats can sneeze or cough due to many things, including allergies. If you are worried about your cat sneezing, talk to your vet.

Why Does my Cat Keep Sneezing or Coughing?

Is your cat sneezing a lot? As cute as that…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
1 month ago
What do I do if my dog eats a bee or gets stung by a bee? How do I know if my dog has bee allergires?

What Happens if My Dog Ate a Bee? 

Does your dog jump after flies and moths or try…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
1 month ago

Breed Spotlights

A list of the best dogs for families with children from MetLife Pet Insurance

The Best Dog Breeds for Families With Kids

Dogs are an important part of many people's families, and…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
2 months ago
Breed Spotlight- Catahoula Leopard Dog

Breed Spotlight: Catahoula Leopard Dog

While this breed of dog is not well-known, Catahoulas can…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
8 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 Pet Insurance
2 years ago
Scottish Fold cat

Breed Spotlight Scottish Fold

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

by MetLife Pet Insurance
2 years ago
Breed Spotlight: Abyssinian

Breed Spotlight: Abyssinian

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

by MetLife Pet Insurance
2 years ago
Breed Spotlight: American Shorthair

Breed Spotlight: American Shorthair

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

by MetLife Pet Insurance
2 years ago
Breed Spotlight: Greyhound

Breed Spotlight: Greyhound

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

by MetLife Pet Insurance
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 Pet Insurance
3 years ago
Breed Spotlight: The Exotic Shorthair

Breed Spotlight: The Exotic Shorthair

Do you know what the most popular cat breed is…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
3 years ago
Breed Spotlight: The Siamese Cat

Breed Spotlight: The Siamese Cat

One of the most recognizable breeds of cat is the…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
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 Pet Insurance
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 Pet Insurance
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 Pet Insurance
3 years ago

Things to Consider Before Getting a Puppy

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

by MetLife Pet Insurance
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 Pet Insurance
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 Pet Insurance
3 years ago

A Look at the Most Expensive, Common Claims

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

by MetLife Pet Insurance
3 years ago

Claim Tales: Rachel’s Scare

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

by MetLife Pet Insurance
3 years ago

Natural Disaster Preparedness

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

by MetLife Pet Insurance
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 Pet Insurance
3 years ago