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When should you seek help for your pet’s bite wound

For those of us who keep our dogs in fenced-in…

by PetFirst
16 hours ago

How To Protect Your Dog From Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is projected to be more prevalent this summer…

by PetFirst
2 days ago

How Microchipping Your Dog and Cat May Help Keep Them Safe (Or Aid In Return)

April 23 is Lost Dog Awareness Day. This is a…

by PetFirst
3 days ago

How To Recognize Signs of Stress in Your Dog

We’ve all experienced stress; tight shoulders, tension headaches, irritability, anxiety,…

by PetFirst
4 days ago

Easter Safety Tips For Pets

Easter Sunday is fast approaching and along with that comes…

by PetFirst
7 days ago

Claims Coordinator/Adjuster

PetFirst Pet Insurance is seeking a Claims Coordinator Adjuster. This…

by PetFirst
1 week ago

How To Detect Heartworm Disease and Protect Your Dog

Heartworm disease is known as the “silent killer.” Your dog could…

by PetFirst
1 week ago

What You Should Have In A Pet First-Aid Kit (And Why)

As pet parents we know sometimes accidents happen to our…

by PetFirst
1 week ago

Basic First Aid Tips for Cat and Dog Owners

We love our pets. We want to give them the…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

Take the Bite Out of Flea and Tick Season: How to Prepare Your Dog

Spring has sprung!  And after being cooped up during the…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

PetFirst News

Most People Choose Pets Over Partners for Snuggles

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

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Help for Policyholders Affected by Government Shutdown

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

by PetFirst
3 months ago

PetFirst Teams Up With MuttNation

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

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Matching Monday with Kentucky Humane Society

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

by PetFirst
5 months ago

3 Ways to Keep Your Backyard Dog-Friendly

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

by PetFirst
11 months ago

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

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

by PetFirst
1 year 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
2 years 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
2 years ago

Pet Fun

Can You Teach An Old Dog New Tricks?

Chances are you have heard the adage “you can’t teach…

by Sabrina
1 month ago

Pets Named after Mascots Show Team Loyalty

T-shirts wear out. Face-paint washes away, but one expression of…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

Celebrating K-9 Veterans Day

March 13 is National K9 Veterans Day. This is a  day…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

Tips for Proper Puppy Socialization

Socialization is a key part of your responsibilities as a…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Things Your Pets Might Do if They Had Opposable Thumbs

Your pets watch you nonstop.  You are their whole world.…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

How to Travel Safely with Cats

Who wants to be in a car on a long…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Valentines for Pet Lovers

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

by Sabrina
2 months ago

Most People Choose Pets Over Partners for Snuggles

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

by PetFirst
3 months ago

In Super Bowl of Pet Names, Patriots have the Edge

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

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Tips For A Happy & Safe Thanksgiving

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

by PetFirst
5 months ago

Pet Care

When should you seek help for your pet’s bite wound

For those of us who keep our dogs in fenced-in…

by PetFirst
16 hours ago

How To Protect Your Dog From Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is projected to be more prevalent this summer…

by PetFirst
2 days ago

How Microchipping Your Dog and Cat May Help Keep Them Safe (Or Aid In Return)

April 23 is Lost Dog Awareness Day. This is a…

by PetFirst
3 days ago

How To Recognize Signs of Stress in Your Dog

We’ve all experienced stress; tight shoulders, tension headaches, irritability, anxiety,…

by PetFirst
4 days ago

Easter Safety Tips For Pets

Easter Sunday is fast approaching and along with that comes…

by PetFirst
7 days ago

How To Detect Heartworm Disease and Protect Your Dog

Heartworm disease is known as the “silent killer.” Your dog could…

by PetFirst
1 week ago

What You Should Have In A Pet First-Aid Kit (And Why)

As pet parents we know sometimes accidents happen to our…

by PetFirst
1 week ago

Basic First Aid Tips for Cat and Dog Owners

We love our pets. We want to give them the…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

Take the Bite Out of Flea and Tick Season: How to Prepare Your Dog

Spring has sprung!  And after being cooped up during the…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

How to Care for a Dog with Vestibular Disease

One minute your pup is fine, then without warning, they…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

Breed Spotlights

Breed Spotlight: The Exotic Shorthair

Do you know what the most popular cat breed is…

by PetFirst
4 weeks ago

Breed Spotlight: The Siamese Cat

One of the most recognizable breeds of cat is the…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Breed Spotlight: Saint Bernard

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

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Breed Spotlight: Egyptian Mau Cat

The Egyptian Mau cat may be a new breed to…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Breed Spotlight: Komondor

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

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Breed Spotlight: The Ragdoll Cat

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

by PetFirst
4 months ago

Golden Retrievers

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

by PetFirst
12 months ago

5 Myths (and Truths) About Pitbulls

The last Saturday in October is National Pit Bull Awareness…

by PetFirst
2 years ago

Breed Health Spotlight: Chihuahua

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

by PetFirst
2 years 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
2 years ago

Pet Insurance

No Sneezing Matter; Symptoms and Triggers of Allergies in Dogs

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

by PetFirst
1 month ago

Common Pet Poisons Hiding In Your Home

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

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Things to Consider Before Getting a Puppy

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

by PetFirst
4 months ago

Three Important Reasons Indoor Cats Need Pet Insurance

If you are an owner of a cat that spends…

by PetFirst
5 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
5 months ago

A Look at the Most Expensive, Common Claims

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

by PetFirst
7 months ago

Claim Tales: Rachel’s Scare

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

by PetFirst
7 months ago

Natural Disaster Preparedness

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

by PetFirst
8 months ago

Exclusion Confusion: Understanding Pre-Existing Conditions

Did you know the number one exclusion for pet insurance…

by PetFirst
8 months ago

Prevention with Pet Insurance

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

by PetFirst
8 months ago

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