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Should your pet ever get sick or have an accident, PetFirst’s comprehensive pet insurance plans1 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.

5 Tips to Stop Your Dog From Pulling on the Leash 

Walking a dog that pulls on the leash is frustrating,…

by PetFirst
2 days ago

How to Carrier Train Your Cat

If your cat doesn’t like their carrier, you are not…

by PetFirst
5 days ago

5 Behavior Changes You May Notice in Your Senior Dog

No one wants to admit that their canine companion that…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

Essential Summer Sun Safety Tips For Dogs

Now that summer is here, it’s only natural that you’re…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

No Pet Store Puppies Day: Where to Ethically Adopt a Puppy

July 21st is No Pet Store Puppies Day6, a day…

by PetFirst
3 weeks ago

6 Critters To Avoid While Out With Your Dog This Summer

Summer is a season for outdoor fun.  No matter what…

by PetFirst
3 weeks ago

National Pet Fire Safety Day: July 15

After hearing about pet oxygen masks during a Pet First…

by PetFirst
3 weeks ago

What You Need to Know About Dehydration in Cats

It’s summertime which means the weather is hot, and you’re…

by PetFirst
4 weeks ago

Swimmer’s Ear & Your Dog

Commonly referred to as Swimmer’s Ear⁷, many humans can relate…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

Why Do Cats Knead?

Cats begin kneading as young kittens, before their eyes even…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

How to Prepare Your Cat for Fireworks

Many cats (and dogs) are scared of fireworks, and when…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

ID Your Pet Day: Indoor and Outdoor Cats

July 1st is National ID Your Pet Day, and in…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

6 Helpful Tips For Grooming Your Cat

A thorough grooming routine is important for your cat, and…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

The Importance of Cat Grooming

Cats do clean themselves frequently, however, from time to time…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

How to Bond With A Scared Cat

Sometimes, adopting a cat doesn’t go exactly according to plan.…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

An Introductory Guide to Cat Body Language

As cat parents, we’ve all wondered from time to time…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

7 Questions to Ask When Adopting a Cat from a Rescue

Adding a new feline friend to your family is an…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

What is the Difference Between Trimming and Grinding a Dog’s Nails?

Let’s be honest, nobody likes trimming their dog’s nails.  It's…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Cat Ears and Their Overall Health

Feline ears are fascinating as they play a big role…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Adopt A Shelter Cat Month

June is National Adopt a Shelter Cat Month, a celebration…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Top 5 Health Issues in Senior Cats

With advances in veterinary medical care, cats now often live…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Keep Your Dog Safe From Toxic Algae Blooms

Whether it be swimming, chasing a stick, or just splashing…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

9 Ways to Celebrate Pet Appreciation Week: June 1st-7th

There is nothing better than a wagging tail, a gleeful…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Can My Dog Have a Stroke?

The prospect of your dog potentially suffering a stroke is…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

May Fruits, Herbs, & Veggies: Can Your Dog Eat Apricots, Mint & Kale?

Many fresh whole foods are often as good for our…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

May is Responsible Animal Guardian Month

Most of us with animals know that being responsible for…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Why is My Dog’s Nose Dry? (And When to Be Concerned)

A cold, wet nose is a common trait associated with…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Aside from Preventative Treatment, How Can I Stop My Dog From Getting Lyme Disease?

The Spring season is here, and that means so is…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Teaching Your Kids to Be Kind to Animals

Be Kind to Animals Week is May 3rd-9th. In honor…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Celebrate National Pet Week: May 3-9, 2020

As pet parents know, we can always count on our…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

5 Questions To Ask When Adopting A Dog: National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

You’ve decided to add a dog to the family -…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

National Therapy Animal Day: April 30th

As dog lovers, we all know the transformative power of…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month: How You Can Help

For countless animal lovers, April is no different from any…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

5 Must-Know Pet First-Aid Skills: National Pet First-Aid Awareness Month

Most of us are not lucky enough to have our…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

National Kids and Pets Day: April 26th

April 26 has been labeled as National Kids and Pets…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

What You Need to Know About Hairballs in Dogs

National Hairball Awareness Day is observed every year on the…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Does Your Pet Carry ID? National Pet ID Week

 A beautiful Pitbull named Pee-Dee was dognapped and missing for…

by PetFirst
4 months ago

National Dog Bite Prevention Week (April 12th through 18th)

Dogs provide us with unconditional love, companionship, loyalty, and protection. …

by PetFirst
4 months ago

Pets and Pet Owners in Your Community: Staying Healthy and Connected

In these uncertain times, when we are being asked to…

by PetFirst
4 months ago

Should You Hug Your Dog?

Friday, April 10th is National Hug Your Dog Day. This…

by PetFirst
4 months ago

National Dog Fighting Awareness Day

The ASPCA coined April 8 as National Dog Fighting Awareness…

by PetFirst
4 months ago

International Pooper Scooper Week

National Pooper Scooper Week is April 1st through the 7th.…

by PetFirst
4 months ago

The Pros and Cons of a Raw Diet For Dogs

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

by PetFirst
4 months ago

National Take A Walk in the Park Day

Walking your dog has a lot of health benefits for…

by PetFirst
4 months ago

Prevention & First Aid for Absorbed Poisons

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

by PetFirst
5 months ago

Prevention & First Aid for Inhaled Poisons

Think about the last time you and your dog walked…

by PetFirst
5 months ago

Prevention & First Aid for Ingested Poison

The world is a paradise of things to be consumed…

by PetFirst
5 months ago

Prevention & First Aid for Injected Poisons (Insect Stings)

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

by PetFirst
5 months ago

How To Find A Pet Sitter: Professional Pet Sitters Week

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

by PetFirst
5 months ago

Why Is My Dog Trembling? And When to Worry

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

by PetFirst
5 months ago

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