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Common Health Conditions in Kittens

You have a new kitten and you’re excited — as…

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6 Things to Know About Joint Health

Joint pain is a common complaint in both dogs and…

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Why Your Pet Needs a Microchip

As dog lovers, of course we want to make sure…

by PetFirst
2 days ago

How to Brush Your Dog’s Teeth

Chances are, your parents and grandparents didn’t brush their dog’s…

by PetFirst
3 days ago

How to Clean Your Dog’s Teeth Without Brushing

We all want our dog’s oral health to be as…

by PetFirst
3 days ago

Customer Experience Specialist

Status: Full Time        Classification: Non-Exempt Reports to: Supervisor of Customer…

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10 Tips on Being a Responsible Pet Owner

Pets give us endless love and bring smiles and joy…

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4 days ago

Valentines for Pet Lovers

We know Valentine's Day is all about love. So in…

by Sabrina
5 days ago

Pet Theft Awareness Day

Every day we take precautions to protect ourselves from becoming…

by PetFirst
5 days ago

Does Spaying and Neutering Increase Cancer Risks?

Once you adopt your dog, one of the first recommendations…

by PetFirst
6 days ago

PetFirst News

Most People Choose Pets Over Partners for Snuggles

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

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

Help for Policyholders Affected by Government Shutdown

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

by PetFirst
4 weeks ago

PetFirst Teams Up With MuttNation

PetFirst has teamed up with MuttNation, a 501c3 nonprofit founded…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

Matching Monday with Kentucky Humane Society

On Monday, Nov. 12, PetFirst Pet Insurance will match online…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

3 Ways to Keep Your Backyard Dog-Friendly

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

by PetFirst
9 months ago

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

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

by PetFirst
12 months ago

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

I first stumbled upon pet insurance when I got my…

by PetFirst
1 year 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
1 year 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

Pet Fun

Valentines for Pet Lovers

We know Valentine's Day is all about love. So in…

by Sabrina
5 days ago

Most People Choose Pets Over Partners for Snuggles

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

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

In Super Bowl of Pet Names, Patriots have the Edge

The “Super Bowl of Pet Names” is an annual test…

by PetFirst
3 weeks ago

Tips For A Happy & Safe Thanksgiving

The holidays are quickly approaching! Here are some tips on…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Matching Monday with Kentucky Humane Society

On Monday, Nov. 12, PetFirst Pet Insurance will match online…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Halloween Pet Safety Tips

Halloween is a fun time of year for everyone, but…

by PetFirst
4 months ago

Celebrate National Spoil Your Dog Day

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

by PetFirst
6 months ago

PetFirst Getaway Giveaway

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

by PetFirst
8 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
1 year 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
1 year ago

Pet Care

Common Health Conditions in Kittens

You have a new kitten and you’re excited — as…

by PetFirst
1 hour ago

6 Things to Know About Joint Health

Joint pain is a common complaint in both dogs and…

by PetFirst
1 day ago

Why Your Pet Needs a Microchip

As dog lovers, of course we want to make sure…

by PetFirst
2 days ago

How to Brush Your Dog’s Teeth

Chances are, your parents and grandparents didn’t brush their dog’s…

by PetFirst
3 days ago

How to Clean Your Dog’s Teeth Without Brushing

We all want our dog’s oral health to be as…

by PetFirst
3 days ago

10 Tips on Being a Responsible Pet Owner

Pets give us endless love and bring smiles and joy…

by PetFirst
4 days ago

Pet Theft Awareness Day

Every day we take precautions to protect ourselves from becoming…

by PetFirst
5 days ago

Does Spaying and Neutering Increase Cancer Risks?

Once you adopt your dog, one of the first recommendations…

by PetFirst
6 days ago

Could your pet’s food bowl be harmful?

You would do anything to keep your pets healthy. As…

by PetFirst
1 week ago

Osteoarthritis in Dogs

Dogs often experience the same types of health issues that…

by PetFirst
1 week ago

Breed Spotlights

Breed Spotlight: Saint Bernard

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

by PetFirst
3 weeks ago

Breed Spotlight: Egyptian Mau Cat

The Egyptian Mau cat may be a new breed to…

by PetFirst
3 weeks ago

Breed Spotlight: Komondor

Life Expectancy: 10-12 years Dog Breed Group: Working group Weight:…

by PetFirst
4 weeks ago

Breed Spotlight: The Ragdoll Cat

Also known as “puppy cats,” it’s not hard to see…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

Golden Retrievers

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

by PetFirst
10 months ago

5 Myths (and Truths) About Pitbulls

The last Saturday in October is National Pit Bull Awareness…

by PetFirst
1 year 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

Pet Insurance

Things to Consider Before Getting a Puppy

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

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Three Important Reasons Indoor Cats Need Pet Insurance

If you are an owner of a cat that spends…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

3 Pieces of Pet Health Info All Pet Owners Should Know

While there is no guarantee that any pet will live…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

A Look at the Most Expensive, Common Claims

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

by PetFirst
5 months ago

Claim Tales: Rachel’s Scare

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

by PetFirst
5 months ago

Natural Disaster Preparedness

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

by PetFirst
5 months ago

Exclusion Confusion: Understanding Pre-Existing Conditions

Did you know the number one exclusion for pet insurance…

by PetFirst
5 months ago

Prevention with Pet Insurance

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

by PetFirst
6 months ago

Should I Buy Pet Insurance for My Senior Dog?

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

by PetFirst
6 months ago

Pet Insurance Awareness Series: Growing the 1%

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

by PetFirst
6 months ago

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