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Should your pet ever get sick or have an accident, PetFirst’s comprehensive pet insurance plans are always here for you. But we also want to make sure you’re as prepared as possible to prevent accidents, injuries, and other mishaps from occurring in the first place.

Our collection of pet care- and pet health-related articles are a great resource keeping your furry friends happy and healthy all year round. Then, whenever accidents or illnesses do inevitably occur, we’ll be here to lend a hand.

The Pros and Cons of a Raw Diet For Dogs

National Raw Feeding Week is April 1st through the 7th,…

by PetFirst
14 hours ago

National Take A Walk in the Park Day

Walking your dog has a lot of health benefits for…

by PetFirst
5 days ago

Prevention & First Aid for Absorbed Poisons

In addition to poisons that pets may inhale, ingest or…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

Prevention & First Aid for Inhaled Poisons

Think about the last time you and your dog walked…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

Prevention & First Aid for Ingested Poison

The world is a paradise of things to be consumed…

by PetFirst
3 weeks ago

Prevention & First Aid for Injected Poisons (Insect Stings)

One Spring morning, two Scottish Fold kittens were playfully exploring…

by PetFirst
3 weeks ago

How To Find A Pet Sitter: Professional Pet Sitters Week

We all need a little R&R now and then. Still,…

by PetFirst
4 weeks ago

Why Is My Dog Trembling? And When to Worry

Trembling might seem like a fairly benign symptom, but it…

by PetFirst
4 weeks ago

Can Dogs Eat Apples?

Did you know Americans eat an average of 50.4 pounds…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

5 Training Commands That Can Save Your Dog’s Life

Most pet owners know that teaching their dogs basic commands…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

6 of the Healthiest Cat Breeds

February is National Cat Health Month, and in honor of…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

The Benefits of Spaying and Neutering Your Pet: Spay and Neuter Awareness Month

From the moment you bring your new cat or dog…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

Advances in Spaying & Neutering: Spay and Neuter Awareness Month 

For every human born, 15 puppies and 45 kittens are…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

The Truth About Pet Theft

Most people take precautionary measures every day to protect what…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Can Dogs Eat Bananas?

Have you ever wondered if your dog can eat bananas?…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Your Pets Diet & Dental Health: Dental Health Month

Your pet’s dental health is extremely important! Dental issues and…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Valentine’s Pet Safety Tips

“The look" melted Steve's heart as he savored his Valentine…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Set Your Dog Up For a Healthy Year

The new year has come and gone, and with it,…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Seeing-Eye Guide Dog Anniversary

On January 29th, we remember and celebrate the anniversary of…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

January is Unchain a Dog Month: Help Dogs In Need This Month And Year-Round

January is known as Unchain a Dog Month, and it…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Change a Pet’s Life Day

January 24th is a special day set aside to encourage adoptions…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Answer Your Cat’s Question Day: Things Your Cat Wants to Know 

More than 600 million cats share the planet with us, and although…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Unchain A Dog Month: Reasons Why You Should Not Chain Your Dog

January is Unchain A Dog Month, and in honor of…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

The Dangers of Frostbite and Hypothermia

During the cold winter months, our pups still need to…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Tips for Walking Your Dog in the Winter

The days are shorter and colder - making even a…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

New Year’s Resolutions for Pet Parents

Promising to do something differently as you leave an old…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Pet Travel Safety: Pet Travel Safety Day January 2nd

January 2nd is Pet Travel Safety Day and a great…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Weighted Blankets For Anxiety in Dogs

Anxiety is one of the main behavioral obstacles seen in…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

How to Keep Your Pet Stress-Free During The Holidays

It’s the holiday season, and the familiar joy of family,…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

How to Get Through The Holidays if You’ve Lost a Pet

The holiday season is full of family, gatherings, excitement, memories…

by PetFirst
4 months ago

7 Ways You Can Help Pets in Need This Season

The holiday season is a time of giving and a…

by PetFirst
4 months ago

Stick to Your Pet’s Normal Routine This Holiday Season

A predictable routine is vital for pets amidst the hustle…

by PetFirst
4 months ago

7 Tips for Decorating for Christmas With A Cat

If you love Christmas decorations, you aren’t alone — and…

by PetFirst
4 months ago

Dangerous Christmas Gifts for Pets

The holidays make for a fun and exciting time of…

by PetFirst
4 months ago

Keep Your Pets Safe This Season: Holiday and Winter Pet Safety

It’s that dragging boxes down from the attic, shiny things…

by PetFirst
4 months ago

Bread Dough Ornaments & the Trees They Hang On… Are They Safe for Our Pets?

Three simple ingredients:  2 cups flour, 1 cup salt, and…

by PetFirst
4 months ago

10 Illnesses Humans Can Get From Dogs

There’s no doubt that you’ve spoken with your vet in…

by PetFirst
4 months ago

Should I DNA Test My Dog?

If you happen to follow any pet owners on social…

by PetFirst
4 months ago

What You Need to Know About De-Icing Salts to Keep Pets Safe 

If you live in cold country, you know that snow and…

by PetFirst
4 months ago

Diabetes in Dogs: Know the Symptoms 

November is National Pet Diabetes Month, and if your pet…

by PetFirst
4 months ago

The Doggie & Kitty Heimlich-like Maneuver 

If an object lodges in front of your dog or cat’s trachea (aka windpipe), rather…

by PetFirst
4 months ago

Your Pets Thanksgiving Feast

Thanksgiving is a day to cherish time with your family…

by PetFirst
4 months ago

5 Strategies to Keep Thanksgiving Toxin-Free

Thanksgiving is a fun holiday for humans, but for pets, it…

by PetFirst
4 months ago

How to Keep Your Dog from Begging on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, with the promise of delectable and mouth-watering foods on…

by PetFirst
4 months ago

Creating Special Memories During Your Pet’s Senior Years

Your furry best friend is not moving the way he used…

by PetFirst
4 months ago

The Benefits of Pumpkin & Cinnamon for Dogs 

The sight of pumpkins and scent of cinnamon let us…

by PetFirst
5 months ago

3 Reasons to Adopt a Senior Cat

Kittens are adorable and when a family is considering adopting…

by PetFirst
5 months ago

Tips for Living With A Diabetic Pet

November is National Pet Diabetes Month, and if your pet…

by PetFirst
5 months ago

5 Reasons to Volunteer at Your Local Animal Shelter

Many people are good at finding reasons why not to…

by PetFirst
5 months ago

Tips on Caring for Your Senior Dog 

Changes in medicine and technology are making it possible for…

by PetFirst
5 months ago

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