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Pet Care & Health

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.

Safety Tips: Protect Your Dogs & Cats From Seasonal Hazards

Christmas lights, tinsel, glass decorations and the Christmas tree itself;…

by PetFirst
24 hours ago

What To Know Before Giving A Dog As A Gift

Guest Post by Robbi Hess  Should you give a puppy…

by PetFirst
4 days ago

Common Winter Pet Illnesses

Guest Blogger: Janine DeVault  We all know that winter is synonymous…

by PetFirst
6 days ago

Pet Safety Tips for Hanukkah

For our friends celebrating the Festival of Lights, otherwise known…

by PetFirst
1 week ago

Dental Care Tips Every Dog Owner Should Know

Did you know that your dog needs dental care just…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

Things to Know Before Adopting a Pet with Special Needs

Guest Blogger: Avery Phillips Every animal in a shelter is…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

What Do You Do When Your Pet is Sprayed by a Skunk?

We all know the unmistakable smell of skunk spray. It’s…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

Giving Back to Your Local Pet Shelter On Giving Tuesday

Each year over 7 million dogs and cats find themselves…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

Dog Breeds that Thrive in Apartments

Guest Blogger: Melody Cary You may think living in an…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

Five Holiday Gifts Your Pet Will Love

As you load up your carts and make your holiday…

by PetFirst
3 weeks ago

A Thanksgiving Message from PetFirst’s CEO

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Food, family and…

by PetFirst
3 weeks ago

Pet Travel Tips To Make The Ride & Destination Safe & Enjoyable

Most pet parents, today, don’t want to leave their fur-babies…

by PetFirst
3 weeks ago

The Importance of Dog Grooming

Contributed by Guest Blogger, Emily Folk Dogs are known for…

by PetFirst
3 weeks ago

Tips for Hiking with your Dog

November 17th is National Take a Hike Day  We may…

by Sabrina
4 weeks ago

Three Important Reasons Indoor Cats Need Pet Insurance

If you are an owner of a cat that spends…

by PetFirst
4 weeks ago

10 Tips on Relocating With Your Pet

So you found a perfect home and are looking forward…

by PetFirst
4 weeks ago

Signs of Diabetes with Your Pet

Diabetes is a common, chronic disease found in both dogs…

by PetFirst
4 weeks ago

3 Pieces of Pet Health Info All Pet Owners Should Know

While there is no guarantee that any pet will live…

by PetFirst
4 weeks ago

Tips For A Happy & Safe Thanksgiving

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

by PetFirst
4 weeks ago

Four Must-Do Tips When Meeting a New Dog

How do you approach a dog for the first time…

by PetFirst
4 weeks ago

The Dangers of Onion Powder

Contributed by Guest Blogger: Stephani Feeler, PetFirst Team Member and…

by PetFirst
4 weeks ago

Is Peanut Butter Safe For Your Pup?

In celebration of Peanut Butter Lover's Month we wanted to…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

Pet Stress Awareness: Identifying Signs and Treatment

Your pet's happiness plays a vital role in their overall…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

Does Your Pet Have a Cold?

Does your pet seem to be a little down? More…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

National Pet Cancer Awareness Month

It's  National Pet Cancer Awareness Month. Cancer is the number…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

5 Remedies for Arthritis in Dogs

Editor’s Note: Remember to consult your veterinarian before making changes…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

Halloween Pet Safety Tips

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

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Do You Smell “Frito Feet”?

You might have seen the term “frito feet” or “corn…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Fuzzy’s Tale: A Case of Periodontal Disease

Mary noticed her 12 year old Maltese, Fuzzy, was becoming…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Preventing Periodontal Disease

An estimated 85% of dogs over four years old suffer…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Pet Halloween Costumes: Put Pet Safety First

Ladybugs, pumpkins, hot dogs, lions, bears, oh my! October is…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Overcoming Pet Obesity

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

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Natural Disaster Preparedness

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

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Exclusion Confusion: Understanding Pre-Existing Conditions

Did you know the number one exclusion for pet insurance…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Prevention with Pet Insurance

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

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Riding on the Safe Side: Tips for Driving with Your Dog

Car rides and canine companions seem to be the perfect…

by PetFirst
4 months ago

Help Clear the Shelters Day on Saturday, August 18

This weekend on Saturday, August 18 is Clear the Shelters…

by PetFirst
4 months ago

Why is my pet eating grass?

Why is my pet eating grass? You’ve most likely heard…

by PetFirst
4 months ago

Tuckers Tale: A Case of Poisonous Mushrooms

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

by PetFirst
5 months ago

Stay Safe in the Summer Heat

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

by PetFirst
5 months ago

The Top 5 Reasons Every Pet Parent Should Have Pet Insurance

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

by PetFirst
6 months ago

Keep Your Pets Safe On 4th of July

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

by PetFirst
6 months ago

Pet Travel Checklist

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

by PetFirst
6 months ago

Trixie’s Story

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

by PetFirst
6 months ago

3 Ways to Keep Your Backyard Dog-Friendly

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

by PetFirst
6 months ago

Protect Your Pets from These Common Household Poisons

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

by PetFirst
9 months ago

Common Pet Allergy Symptoms

Just how concerned should you be about your pets having…

by PetFirst
9 months ago

Tips for Training and Re-training Your Pet

Last month you asked PetFirst to share some advice for…

by PetFirst
11 months ago

Five Healthy Habits for Your Pet to Start in 2018

The new year is here and just as we implement…

by PetFirst
11 months ago

Top 5 Shocking Health Stats Pet Owners Must Know

While there is no guarantee that any pet will live…

by Pet
11 months ago

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