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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.

World Rabies Day: September 28

According to the CDC, World Rabies Day is recognized on…

by PetFirst
21 hours ago

Less Adoptable Pets are More

September 21st through 26th is known as Adopt a Less-Adoptable…

by PetFirst
3 days ago

Keeping Your Pet Updated on Vaccinations

If you’re like many pet parents, you want your furry…

by PetFirst
4 days ago

National Dog Week: September 20th through 27th

It’s time to recognize the beloved dogs in our lives…

by PetFirst
6 days ago

6 Key Aspects of Responsible Pet Ownership 

We love our pets like family because, well, they are…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

What to Expect at Your Cat’s Wellness Visit

Scheduling a yearly checkup with our doctors helps us stay…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

Should your dog hang their head out the window of a vehicle?

Does your dog enjoy hanging his head out the window…

by PetFirst
3 weeks ago

Why Does My Cat Eat Grass?

If your cat eats grass, he isn’t alone. Many cat…

by PetFirst
4 weeks ago

September is Animal Pain Awareness Month

It’s September, and that means Animal Pain Awareness Month is…

by PetFirst
4 weeks ago

Lawn Hazards for Dogs

It’s always a good idea to give your dog some…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

All the Bark about National Dog Day: August 26th

Wednesday, August 26th, is our opportunity to acknowledge and appreciate…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

How To Handle Puppy Teething

Have you recently added a new dog to the family?…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

Meet Therapy Dogs Journey and Jackson

Journey and Jackson are both certified Therapy Dogs through Therapy…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

International Homeless Animals Day

Saturday, August 15th is International Homeless Animals Day (IHAD), an…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

Shedding In Cats

We are continuously hearing about our dog's shedding hair all…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

7 Ways to Celebrate Spoil Your Dog Day 

Dogs are our best friends, shoulders to cry on, faithful…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

5 Tips to Stop Your Dog From Pulling on the Leash 

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

by PetFirst
2 months ago

How to Carrier Train Your Cat

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

by PetFirst
2 months ago

5 Behavior Changes You May Notice in Your Senior Dog

No one wants to admit that their canine companion that…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Essential Summer Sun Safety Tips For Dogs

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

by PetFirst
2 months ago

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

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

by PetFirst
2 months ago

6 Critters To Avoid While Out With Your Dog This Summer

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

by PetFirst
2 months ago

National Pet Fire Safety Day: July 15

After hearing about pet oxygen masks during a Pet First…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

What You Need to Know About Dehydration in Cats

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

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Swimmer’s Ear & Your Dog

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

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Why Do Cats Knead?

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

by PetFirst
3 months ago

How to Prepare Your Cat for Fireworks

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

by PetFirst
3 months ago

ID Your Pet Day: Indoor and Outdoor Cats

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

by PetFirst
3 months ago

6 Helpful Tips For Grooming Your Cat

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

by PetFirst
3 months ago

The Importance of Cat Grooming

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

by PetFirst
3 months ago

How to Bond With A Scared Cat

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

by PetFirst
3 months ago

An Introductory Guide to Cat Body Language

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

by PetFirst
3 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
3 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
3 months ago

Cat Ears and Their Overall Health

Feline ears are fascinating as they play a big role…

by PetFirst
4 months ago

Adopt A Shelter Cat Month

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

by PetFirst
4 months ago

Top 5 Health Issues in Senior Cats

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

by PetFirst
4 months ago

Keep Your Dog Safe From Toxic Algae Blooms

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

by PetFirst
4 months ago

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

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

by PetFirst
4 months ago

Can My Dog Have a Stroke?

The prospect of your dog potentially suffering a stroke is…

by PetFirst
4 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
4 months ago

May is Responsible Animal Guardian Month

Most of us with animals know that being responsible for…

by PetFirst
4 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
4 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
5 months ago

Teaching Your Kids to Be Kind to Animals

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

by PetFirst
5 months ago

Celebrate National Pet Week: May 3-9, 2020

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

by PetFirst
5 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
5 months ago

National Therapy Animal Day: April 30th

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

by PetFirst
5 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
5 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
5 months ago

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