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May is Responsible Animal Guardian Month

Most of us with animals know that being responsible for…

by PetFirst
3 days ago

Why is My Dog’s Nose Dry? (And When to Be Concerned)

A cold, wet nose is a common trait associated with…

by PetFirst
6 days ago

Warm Weather Tips and Treats To Stimulate Your Dog’s Mind

Most pet owners know their dogs need physical exercise to…

by PetFirst
1 week ago

Aside from Preventative Treatment, How Can I Stop My Dog From Getting Lyme Disease?

The Spring season is here, and that means so is…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

Teaching Your Kids to Be Kind to Animals

Be Kind to Animals Week is May 3rd-9th. In honor…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

Celebrate National Pet Week: May 3-9, 2020

As pet parents know, we can always count on our…

by PetFirst
3 weeks ago

5 Questions To Ask When Adopting A Dog: National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

You’ve decided to add a dog to the family -…

by PetFirst
3 weeks ago

National Therapy Animal Day: April 30th

As dog lovers, we all know the transformative power of…

by PetFirst
3 weeks ago

National Tabby Day: April 30th

The domestic cat of today did not transform from a…

by PetFirst
4 weeks ago

April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month: How You Can Help

For countless animal lovers, April is no different from any…

by PetFirst
4 weeks ago

PetFirst News

COVID-19 update from PetFirst

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

by PetFirst
2 months ago

PetFirst Pet Insurance to be Acquired by MetLife

The Fortune 500® company will make PetFirst’s pet insurance offering…

by PetFirst
6 months ago

A Thanksgiving Message From PetFirst

Thanksgiving is a great time to pause and reflect on…

by PetFirst
6 months ago

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

Tips and tricks to help your new family member adapt…

by PetFirst
7 months ago

Keep Spooky Season Scary For People, Not Pets

PetFirst helps pet owners keep dogs and cats safe with…

by PetFirst
7 months ago

PetFirst leader makes list of ‘Top Dog’ CEOs

PetFirst Pet Insurance CEO Katie Blakeley has been named one…

by PetFirst
8 months ago

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

Students and teachers are now back in the classroom –…

by PetFirst
8 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
9 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
12 months ago

June is National Pet Preparedness Month

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

by PetFirst
12 months ago

Pet Fun

Warm Weather Tips and Treats To Stimulate Your Dog’s Mind

Most pet owners know their dogs need physical exercise to…

by PetFirst
1 week ago

National Tabby Day: April 30th

The domestic cat of today did not transform from a…

by PetFirst
4 weeks ago

May the 4th Be With You – and Your Pet

Petfirst finds Princess Leia tops Star Wars names for dogs…

by PetFirst
4 weeks ago

Respect Your Cat Day: March 28th, 2020

We love our cats — but it might feel like…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

6 Things Your Pets Might Do If They Had Thumbs

We love our pets just the way they are, but…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

February 23rd is International Dog Biscuit Day!

International Dog Biscuit Day is a bone-a-fide holiday that canines…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

8 Creative Ways to Show Your Pet You Love Them

While we firmly believe in spoiling our furry friends with…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Pets before Partners?

Survey says pets more important than sweethearts ‘I would never…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

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

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

by PetFirst
4 months ago

Fun Indoor and Outdoor Winter Activities For Your Pup

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

by PetFirst
4 months ago

Pet Care

May is Responsible Animal Guardian Month

Most of us with animals know that being responsible for…

by PetFirst
3 days ago

Why is My Dog’s Nose Dry? (And When to Be Concerned)

A cold, wet nose is a common trait associated with…

by PetFirst
6 days ago

Aside from Preventative Treatment, How Can I Stop My Dog From Getting Lyme Disease?

The Spring season is here, and that means so is…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

Teaching Your Kids to Be Kind to Animals

Be Kind to Animals Week is May 3rd-9th. In honor…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

Celebrate National Pet Week: May 3-9, 2020

As pet parents know, we can always count on our…

by PetFirst
3 weeks ago

5 Questions To Ask When Adopting A Dog: National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

You’ve decided to add a dog to the family -…

by PetFirst
3 weeks ago

National Therapy Animal Day: April 30th

As dog lovers, we all know the transformative power of…

by PetFirst
3 weeks ago

April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month: How You Can Help

For countless animal lovers, April is no different from any…

by PetFirst
4 weeks ago

5 Must-Know Pet First-Aid Skills: National Pet First-Aid Awareness Month

Most of us are not lucky enough to have our…

by PetFirst
4 weeks ago

National Kids and Pets Day: April 26th

April 26 has been labeled as National Kids and Pets…

by PetFirst
4 weeks ago

Breed Spotlights

Is A Hound The Best Pet For You?

Are you looking for a new dog for your family…

by PetFirst
9 months ago

Breed Spotlight Scottish Fold

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

by PetFirst
10 months ago

Breed Spotlight: Abyssinian

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

by PetFirst
10 months ago

Breed Spotlight: American Shorthair

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

by PetFirst
11 months ago

Breed Spotlight: Greyhound

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

by PetFirst
12 months ago

Breed Spotlight: Maine Coon Cats

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

by PetFirst
1 year ago

Breed Spotlight: The Exotic Shorthair

Do you know what the most popular cat breed is…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

Breed Spotlight: The Siamese Cat

One of the most recognizable breeds of cat is the…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

Breed Spotlight: Saint Bernard

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

by PetFirst
1 year ago

Breed Spotlight: Egyptian Mau Cat

The Egyptian Mau cat may be a new breed to…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

Pet Insurance

Pet Insurance and Cancer

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

by PetFirst
8 months ago

No Sneezing Matter; Symptoms and Triggers of Allergies in Dogs

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

by PetFirst
1 year ago

Common Pet Poisons Hiding In Your Home

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

by PetFirst
1 year 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
2 years ago

3 Pieces of Pet Health Info All Pet Owners Should Know

While there is no guarantee that any pet will live…

by PetFirst
2 years ago

A Look at the Most Expensive, Common Claims

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

by PetFirst
2 years ago

Claim Tales: Rachel’s Scare

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

by PetFirst
2 years ago

Natural Disaster Preparedness

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

by PetFirst
2 years ago

Exclusion Confusion: Understanding Pre-Existing Conditions

Did you know the number one exclusion for pet insurance…

by PetFirst
2 years ago

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