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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.

Tuckers Tale: A Case of Poisonous Mushrooms

Curiosity got the best of Tucker, an 11 1/2 month…

by PetFirst
3 days ago

Stay Safe in the Summer Heat

The hot and humid summer days keep coming, and our…

by PetFirst
3 days ago

The Top 5 Reasons Every Pet Parent Should Have Pet Insurance

Whether you are the single pet parent, the young couple,…

by PetFirst
3 weeks ago

Keep Your Pets Safe On 4th of July

The Fourth of July is an exciting day of parties, food,…

by PetFirst
3 weeks ago

Pet Travel Checklist

Some might say traveling with children is never easy, but…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

Trixie’s Story

Trixie is an 8 yr. old mix who has been…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

3 Ways to Keep Your Backyard Dog-Friendly

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

by PetFirst
1 month ago

Protect Your Pets from These Common Household Poisons

March is a great time of year! For those of…

by PetFirst
5 months ago

Common Pet Allergy Symptoms

Just how concerned should you be about your pets having…

by PetFirst
5 months ago

Tips for Training and Re-training Your Pet

Last month you asked PetFirst to share some advice for…

by PetFirst
6 months ago

Five Healthy Habits for Your Pet to Start in 2018

The new year is here and just as we implement…

by PetFirst
6 months ago

Top 5 Shocking Health Stats Pet Owners Must Know

While there is no guarantee that any pet will live…

by Pet
7 months ago

Winter Weather Pet Care

Here are some quick tips to help you and your…

by PetFirst
7 months ago

Tips For Traveling With Your Furry Friend This Holiday Season

The holiday season is here, and for some pet owners,…

by PetFirst
7 months ago

How to Ensure the Safety of Your Dog This Holiday Season

The holiday season is a time to come together with…

by PetFirst
7 months ago

Tips for Giving Pets as a Gift

The holiday season is finally here! If you or a…

by PetFirst
8 months ago

4 Ways to Help Animals and Shelters This Holiday Season

The holidays are hectic, but don't forget about the animals!…

by PetFirst
8 months ago

How to Keep Your Outdoor Cat Safe This Winter

Our pets are a special part of our family, and…

by PetFirst
8 months ago

8 Holiday Foods You Can Share With Your Dog

Pet insurance blogs spend a lot of time warning you…

by PetFirst
8 months ago

Keep Your Pet Safe from These 4 Holiday Dangers

The holiday season is the most festive time of year.…

by PetFirst
8 months ago

5 Tips for Boarding Your Pet During the Holidays

With the holiday season upon us, you may be making…

by PetFirst
8 months ago

Thanksgiving Do’s & Don’ts for Pets

Much thought and preparation goes into creating a perfect Thanksgiving…

by PetFirst
9 months ago

Why are my dog’s eyes cloudy?

Those adorable puppy eyes get anything they want, don’t they?…

by PetFirst
9 months ago

4 Ways to Fight Pet Obesity

The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention estimates that 54% of…

by PetFirst
9 months ago

How to Keep Your Cat Safe This Halloween

Black cats are a classic symbol of Halloween, but this…

by PetFirst
9 months ago

Trap, Neuter, Return: How to help feral cats in your neighborhood

You know that thousands upon thousands of stray cats are…

by PetFirst
9 months ago

What You Need to Hear About Your Pet’s Ears

They're often one of the cutest features of your pet:…

by PetFirst
10 months ago

Animal Shelter Hurricane Update

Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma are two recent natural disasters…

by PetFirst
10 months ago

Pet Adoption Tips

Adopting a new dog from anywhere is a big undertaking.…

by PetFirst
10 months ago

Animal Shelter Wish List

We're proud to partner with animal shelters across the country…

by PetFirst
10 months ago

Dos And Don’ts Of Pet Health Emergencies

  When your pet seems to be having a health…

by PetFirst
10 months ago

Mange – what causes it and how do you treat it?

What is Mange? Mange is a skin disease which is…

by PetFirst
10 months ago

Why You Should Adopt a Senior Dog

Americans are spending more than ever on their pets, and…

by PetFirst
10 months ago

Halloween Dangers

Dogs, cats and birds can get in trouble eating trick…

by PetFirst
10 months ago

Pet Health Problems Can Start Even at the Best Places

You love your pet. You love your vet. You board…

by PetFirst
10 months ago

Cataracts in Dogs

What are Cataracts? Dogs with cataracts will show opacity in…

by PetFirst
10 months ago

Cat Arthritis 101: Symptoms & Treatment Options

Just as certain dog breeds are susceptible to developing arthritis…

by PetFirst
10 months ago

New Pet Essential Supplies

Few things are as exciting as bringing home a new…

by PetFirst
10 months ago

When Your Cat Won’t Use the Litter Box

As a cat-owner, it’s only a matter of time before…

by PetFirst
10 months ago

Retinal Detachment in Dogs

What is Retinal Detachment?The retina is the innermost lining of…

by PetFirst
10 months ago

Did Your Pet Raid the Candy Stash?

  Soon another Halloween will have come and gone. The…

by PetFirst
10 months ago

What Is Syringomyelia?

Syringomyelia is a condition which causes fluid-filled cavities to develop…

by PetFirst
10 months ago

How to Cope With the Loss of a Pet

The loss of a pet will always be a difficult…

by PetFirst
10 months ago

Urinary Tract Infection in Dogs

What is a UTI? Urinary tract infections are the result…

by PetFirst
10 months ago

What I Wish I Knew About Owning A Dog

- Guest Blogger: Danielle Salice Growing up in a home…

by PetFirst
10 months ago

Evacuating With Animals: What You Need to Know When Disaster Strikes

Just as people were starting to recover from Hurricane Harvey,…

by PetFirst
10 months ago

Common Feelings After Deciding To Euthanize A Pet

Our pets have made their way into our homes, our…

by PetFirst
10 months ago

Receiving a bad prognosis from the vet: Guest Blogger, Danielle Salice’s story

No one can prepare you for receiving a bad prognosis…

by PetFirst
10 months ago

Tips for those wanting to volunteer at an animal shelter: Guest Blogger, Danielle Salice

After losing my boy, Capone, in January, I was at…

by PetFirst
10 months ago

Sick As A Dog: Puppy Health Problems To Watch For

Taking your new puppy home for the first time is…

by PetFirst
11 months ago

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