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6 Ways You Can Participate in National Foster a Pet Month

6 Ways You Can Participate in National Foster a Pet Month

The month of June is recognized as National Foster a…

by PetFirst
1 week ago
Animal Rights Awareness Week

Animal Rights Awareness Week

Animal Rights Awareness Week takes place during the third week…

by PetFirst
1 week ago
Is Jerky Safe For Dogs: National Jerky Day

Is Jerky Safe For Dogs: National Jerky Day

Happy National Jerky Day! Celebrated every year on June 12th,…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago
Cicadas and Pet Safety

Cicadas and Pet Safety

After almost two decades underground, Cicadas are now working their…

by PetFirst
4 weeks ago
What to do if Your Pet is Underweight

What to do if Your Pet is Underweight

A common concern many pet owners are faced with is…

by PetFirst
1 month 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 PetFirst
1 month ago
Dog First-Aid for Spider Bites

Dogs and Spider Bites

Fresh air, green grass, growing flowers, and insects are all…

by PetFirst
1 month ago
6 Essential Tips for Pet-Proofing Your Outdoor Living Space

6 Essential Tips for Pet-Proofing Your Outdoor Living Space

There is no denying it - spring is here! The…

by PetFirst
2 months ago
What's the Best Age to Adopt A Puppy

What’s The Best Age to Adopt And Bring Home a Puppy?

If you’re trying to figure out the best time to…

by PetFirst
2 months ago
April is Active Dog Month

April is Active Dog Month

The month of April is Active Dog Month. This month-long…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

PetFirst News

COVID-19 update from PetFirst

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

by PetFirst
1 year 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 PetFirst
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 PetFirst
2 years ago

PetFirst leader makes list of ‘Top Dog’ CEOs

PetFirst Pet Insurance CEO Katie Blakeley has been named one…

by PetFirst
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 PetFirst
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 PetFirst
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 PetFirst
2 years ago
National Pet Preparedness Month

June is National Pet Preparedness Month

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

by PetFirst
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 PetFirst
2 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 PetFirst
2 years ago

Pet Fun

National Rescue Dog Day: May 20th

National Rescue Dog Day: May 20th

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

by PetFirst
1 month 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 PetFirst
5 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 PetFirst
9 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 PetFirst
9 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 PetFirst
9 months 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 PetFirst
11 months 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 PetFirst
12 months 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 PetFirst
12 months ago
National Dog Party Day

National Dog Party Day

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

by PetFirst
1 year ago
5 Questions To Ask When Adopting A Dog: National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

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

Most pet owners know their dogs need physical exercise to…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

Pet Care

6 Ways You Can Participate in National Foster a Pet Month

6 Ways You Can Participate in National Foster a Pet Month

The month of June is recognized as National Foster a…

by PetFirst
1 week ago
Animal Rights Awareness Week

Animal Rights Awareness Week

Animal Rights Awareness Week takes place during the third week…

by PetFirst
1 week ago
Is Jerky Safe For Dogs: National Jerky Day

Is Jerky Safe For Dogs: National Jerky Day

Happy National Jerky Day! Celebrated every year on June 12th,…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago
Cicadas and Pet Safety

Cicadas and Pet Safety

After almost two decades underground, Cicadas are now working their…

by PetFirst
4 weeks ago
What to do if Your Pet is Underweight

What to do if Your Pet is Underweight

A common concern many pet owners are faced with is…

by PetFirst
1 month ago
Dog First-Aid for Spider Bites

Dogs and Spider Bites

Fresh air, green grass, growing flowers, and insects are all…

by PetFirst
1 month ago
6 Essential Tips for Pet-Proofing Your Outdoor Living Space

6 Essential Tips for Pet-Proofing Your Outdoor Living Space

There is no denying it - spring is here! The…

by PetFirst
2 months ago
What's the Best Age to Adopt A Puppy

What’s The Best Age to Adopt And Bring Home a Puppy?

If you’re trying to figure out the best time to…

by PetFirst
2 months ago
April is Active Dog Month

April is Active Dog Month

The month of April is Active Dog Month. This month-long…

by PetFirst
2 months ago
How to Have A Pet-Friendly Easter

How to Have A Pet-Friendly Easter

Easter, often celebrated with food, flowers, and egg hunts, is…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Breed Spotlights

Breed Spotlight- Catahoula Leopard Dog

Breed Spotlight: Catahoula Leopard Dog

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

by PetFirst
3 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 PetFirst
2 years ago
Scottish Fold cat

Breed Spotlight Scottish Fold

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

by PetFirst
2 years ago
Breed Spotlight: Abyssinian

Breed Spotlight: Abyssinian

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

by PetFirst
2 years ago
Breed Spotlight: American Shorthair

Breed Spotlight: American Shorthair

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

by PetFirst
2 years ago
Breed Spotlight: Greyhound

Breed Spotlight: Greyhound

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

by PetFirst
2 years ago
Breed Spotlight: Maine Coon Cats

Breed Spotlight: Maine Coon Cats

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

by PetFirst
2 years ago
Breed Spotlight: The Exotic Shorthair

Breed Spotlight: The Exotic Shorthair

Do you know what the most popular cat breed is…

by PetFirst
2 years ago
Breed Spotlight: The Siamese Cat

Breed Spotlight: The Siamese Cat

One of the most recognizable breeds of cat is the…

by PetFirst
2 years ago

Breed Spotlight: Saint Bernard

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

by PetFirst
2 years ago

Pet Insurance

Pet Insurance and Cancer

Pet Insurance and Cancer

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

by PetFirst
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 PetFirst
2 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 PetFirst
2 years ago

Things to Consider Before Getting a Puppy

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

by PetFirst
2 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 PetFirst
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 PetFirst
3 years ago

A Look at the Most Expensive, Common Claims

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

by PetFirst
3 years ago

Claim Tales: Rachel’s Scare

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

by PetFirst
3 years ago

Natural Disaster Preparedness

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

by PetFirst
3 years ago
PetFirst Pet Insurance, Boxer

Exclusion Confusion: Understanding Pre-Existing Conditions

Did you know the number one exclusion for pet insurance…

by PetFirst
3 years ago

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