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Fuzzy’s Tale: A Case of Periodontal Disease

Mary noticed her 12 year old Maltese, Fuzzy, was becoming…

by PetFirst
6 days ago

Preventing Periodontal Disease

An estimated 85% of dogs over four years old suffer…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

Pet Halloween Costumes: Put Pet Safety First

Ladybugs, pumpkins, hot dogs, lions, bears, oh my! October is…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

IT Manager

Position Overview: The IT Manager will oversee all aspects of…

by PetFirst
3 weeks ago

A Look at the Most Expensive, Common Claims

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

by PetFirst
1 month ago

Overcoming Pet Obesity

The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention estimates that 54% of…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

Claim Tales: Rachel’s Scare

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

by PetFirst
1 month ago

Natural Disaster Preparedness

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

by PetFirst
1 month ago

Customer Experience Specialist

Position Overview: The Customer Experience Specialist will work directly with…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

IT Developer

Position Overview: This position will help maintain and further develop…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

PetFirst News

3 Ways to Keep Your Backyard Dog-Friendly

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

by PetFirst
4 months ago

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

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

by PetFirst
8 months ago

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

I first stumbled upon pet insurance when I got my…

by PetFirst
9 months 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
9 months ago

Tamzin Bennett, Customer Service Representative

  Your name: Tamzin Bennett How long have you been working…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

Day in the Life of Franklin : PetFirst’s Chief Wagging Officer

If you’ve ever visited Our Team page or the PetFirst…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

PetFirst Pet Insurance Moving Headquarters to Accommodate Rapid Growth

  Due to the continued growth in revenue and personnel,…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

PetFirst Pet Insurance partners with Atlanta Humane Society

The Atlanta Humane Society is now including PetFirst Pet Insurance…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

PetFirst Pet Insurance Now Included with SmartTag Memberships

  SmartTag has added PetFirst Pet Insurance as a new…

by PetFirst
2 years ago

Pet Insurance Claim of the Month: Electric Shock

  A recent PetFirst claim reminds us all to keep…

by PetFirst
2 years ago

Pet Fun

Celebrate National Spoil Your Dog Day

It’s National Spoil Your Dog Day! Although it seems like…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

PetFirst Getaway Giveaway

Is your pet ready for a summer getaway? Share a…

by PetFirst
4 months ago

The Most Unbelievable (But True) Pet Insurance Claims Of All Time

As the approximately 85 million families in the U.S. who…

by PetFirst
10 months ago

Presents for Your Pets: The Best Holiday Gifts for Your Best Friend

It’s that time of year – stockings are hung, trees…

by PetFirst
11 months ago

Tips for Throwing a Puptastic Halloween Bash for Dog Owners

The spooky Halloween season is finally here, and what better…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

Halloween Pet Costume Ideas

  Fall is officially in the air, and you know…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

Black Cats and Halloween

  Halloween is rife with icons, and black cats rank…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

Top 20 Disney-Inspired Pet Names

Pet-owners often exhibit careful consideration when it comes to naming…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

Homemade Doggy Pumpkin Treats

Did you know that pumpkin is completely safe for dogs…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

September is National Happy, Healthy Cat Month!

  You may not know it, but every September, we…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

Pet Care

Fuzzy’s Tale: A Case of Periodontal Disease

Mary noticed her 12 year old Maltese, Fuzzy, was becoming…

by PetFirst
6 days ago

Preventing Periodontal Disease

An estimated 85% of dogs over four years old suffer…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

Pet Halloween Costumes: Put Pet Safety First

Ladybugs, pumpkins, hot dogs, lions, bears, oh my! October is…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

Overcoming Pet Obesity

The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention estimates that 54% of…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

Natural Disaster Preparedness

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

by PetFirst
1 month ago

Exclusion Confusion: Understanding Pre-Existing Conditions

Did you know the number one exclusion for pet insurance…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

Prevention with Pet Insurance

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

by PetFirst
1 month ago

Riding on the Safe Side: Tips for Driving with Your Dog

Car rides and canine companions seem to be the perfect…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Help Clear the Shelters Day on Saturday, August 18

This weekend on Saturday, August 18 is Clear the Shelters…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Why is my pet eating grass?

Why is my pet eating grass? You’ve most likely heard…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Breed Spotlights

Golden Retrievers

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

by PetFirst
5 months ago

5 Myths (and Truths) About Pitbulls

The last Saturday in October is National Pit Bull Awareness…

by PetFirst
12 months ago

Breed Health Spotlight: Chihuahua

When it comes to lap dogs, there’s no breed more…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

Mixed breeds or purebred dogs: Which is healthier? Guest Blogger: Amber Drake

When asking a prospective dog parent which type of dog…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

Breed Health Spotlight: ShihTzu

Tiny, shaggy and adorable, the shih tzu has wiggled its…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

Dog Breed Health Spotlight: Yorkshire Terrier

One of the most popular breeds in America, Yorkshire Terriers…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

Top 8 Hypoallergenic Cat Breeds

Pet allergies are common and come in all forms of…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

6 Best Dog Breeds For Children

One of the great things about dogs is they come…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

PetFirst Breed Health Spotlight: German Shepherd

With the German Shepherd’s substantial popularity throughout the world, many…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

5 Popular Dog Breeds And Their Common Health Problems

  Whether your family has owned a specific dog breed…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

Pet Insurance

A Look at the Most Expensive, Common Claims

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

by PetFirst
1 month ago

Claim Tales: Rachel’s Scare

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

by PetFirst
1 month ago

Natural Disaster Preparedness

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

by PetFirst
1 month ago

Exclusion Confusion: Understanding Pre-Existing Conditions

Did you know the number one exclusion for pet insurance…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

Prevention with Pet Insurance

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

by PetFirst
1 month ago

Should I Buy Pet Insurance for My Senior Dog?

If you're the pet parent of an older dog, you…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

Pet Insurance Awareness Series: Growing the 1%

September is Pet Health Insurance Month! Throughout the month of…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

What You Need to Know About Pre-existing Conditions

Last month, you voted to read about tips and tricks…

by PetFirst
9 months ago

Trick Question: Pet Insurance or Savings Account?

Having a pet is an enormous responsibility and, at some…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

What Drove Me to Look for Pet Insurance? Guest Blogger: Danielle Salice

After losing my first Boxer at age 4 to kidney…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

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