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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.

How Much Exercise Does Your Pet Need?

Whether you already own a dog or you're thinking of…

by PetFirst
5 days ago

4 Powerful Benefits of Canine Massages

Massage has been proven to be a powerful holistic treatment…

by PetFirst
1 week ago

Are Over-The-Counter Medications Safe for My Dog?

When your dog is sick most pet parents will do…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

Woof, meow! Pets welcome in the workplace

“Take Your Pet To Work Week” starts June 17, but…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

Pet Disaster Preparedness: What You Need to Know

The month of June is National Pet Preparedness Month, which…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

How to Know if The Ground is Cool Enough For Your Dog to Walk On

Summer is almost here, which means the temperature is heating…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

Ernst & Young Announces Katie Blakeley of PetFirst Pet Insurance Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award Finalist in East Central Division

Blakeley joins ranks of unstoppable entrepreneurs Jeffersonville, IN – May…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

Do Cats Need Microchips?

In the United Kingdom, it’s now illegal to have a dog…

by PetFirst
3 weeks ago

5 Ways Your Cats Can Safely Enjoy The Outdoors

Do you have an indoor cat who looks longingly outside…

by PetFirst
3 weeks ago

7 Pet Travel Safety Tips

Memorial Day weekend kicks off the “official” start to summer…

by PetFirst
3 weeks ago

Why You Should Always Have A Recent Photo of Your Pet

A study done by Rover.com found that approximately 65% of…

by PetFirst
3 weeks ago

5 Ways To Reduce The Risk Of Your Cat Developing Cancer

We love our pets and as pet parents, we have…

by PetFirst
3 weeks ago

Top Ten Memorial Day Pet Safety Tips

If you want your pets to enjoy Memorial Day with…

by PetFirst
4 weeks ago

5 Reasons Owning a Pet is Good for Your Health

If you have ever shared your home with a furry…

by PetFirst
4 weeks ago

Should You Become Certified In Pet CPR? (Plus, How to Do It)

Much like human CPR, pet CPR is a way to…

by PetFirst
4 weeks ago

7 Most Common Cancers in Dogs

No pet owner wants to hear the news that their…

by PetFirst
4 weeks ago

Can Dogs Get Lyme Disease?

Lyme disease is a common infectious disease which affects not…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

Cannabidiol (CBD) Oil and Pets

The buzz around cannabidiol commonly referred to as CBD, seems…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

A Complete Guide to Crate Training Your Dog

Crate training your pooch could be one of the most…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

How to Live with Pets if You Have Asthma

Allergies are nothing to sneeze about.  According to the Asthma…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

Why and How You Should Microchip Your Pet

According to the American Humane Association, over 10 million dogs…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

Animal Disaster Preparedness

Obviously, no one expects a disaster to occur so there’s…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

Bone Broth and Cancer: Does it Help?

Bone broth is a nutritious addition to any dog’s diet.…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

Early Signs of Cancer in Dogs

It’s incredibly difficult, in the majority of cases, to detect…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

Why Do Cats Throw Up? (And When To Be Concerned)

Cats may have a reputation for vomiting often (furballs anyone?) but…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

Symptoms of Poisoning in Cats

We love cats for their intelligence, curiosity, and adventurous spirit,…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

What is a Pet Evacuation Plan? (And Why You Need One)

The thing about emergencies is that you never know the…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Common Signs of Cancer in Cats

It goes without saying that the last thing we ever…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

How to Choose the Right Dog For Your Family

Dogs make wonderful companions and it’s no doubt that bringing…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Please Teach Your Children To Respect Me.  Love, Your Dog

Every relationship has spoken or unspoken rules that define socially…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

When should you seek help for your pet’s bite wound

For those of us who keep our dogs in fenced-in…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

How To Protect Your Dog From Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is projected to be more prevalent this summer…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

How Microchipping Your Dog and Cat May Help Keep Them Safe (Or Aid In Return)

April 23 is Lost Dog Awareness Day. This is a…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

How To Recognize Signs of Stress in Your Dog

We’ve all experienced stress; tight shoulders, tension headaches, irritability, anxiety,…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Easter Safety Tips For Pets

Easter Sunday is fast approaching and along with that comes…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

How To Detect Heartworm Disease and Protect Your Dog

Heartworm disease is known as the “silent killer.” Your dog could…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

What You Should Have In A Pet First-Aid Kit (And Why)

As pet parents we know sometimes accidents happen to our…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Basic First Aid Tips for Cat and Dog Owners

We love our pets. We want to give them the…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Take the Bite Out of Flea and Tick Season: How to Prepare Your Dog

Spring has sprung!  And after being cooped up during the…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

How to Care for a Dog with Vestibular Disease

One minute your pup is fine, then without warning, they…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Atopic Dermatitis in Dogs

With springtime comes warmer weather, blooming flowers, and—you guessed it—allergies.…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Tips for Caring for a Dog with Separation Anxiety

Have you ever returned from time away — a summer…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

What You Need To Know About Heartworm

Heartworm is a very real problem for many dogs and…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

What To Do If You Lose Your Pet

None of us want to imagine a scenario in which…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Can a Torn Nail Cause Problems?

In short, yes, a torn nail can be dangerous for…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

How To Make a Puppy Feeding Schedule

You may have heard someone mention that they free feed…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Managing Your Dogs Weight for Optimal Health

Keeping your dog’s weight in a healthy range is important…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Preventing Common Spring Injuries In Your Dog

Everybody loves spring — when the weather starts to get…

by Sabrina
3 months ago

7 Ways You Can Respect Your Cat

March 28 is Respect Your Cat Day. If you tell…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

How to Keep an Older Dog in Shape

Dogs are our best friends and we want them to…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

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