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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.

Tips For Keeping Your Canine Cool When Temps Heat Up 

We wait all year for summer, long days relaxing outdoors,…

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Why is My Dog Licking His Bum?

Have you noticed recently that your dog seems to be…

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1 day ago

Tips on Choosing the Right Shelter Dog for You: Clear The Shelter

This past weekend Clear The Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption…

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2 days ago

Everything You Need to Know About Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in Cats

Feline Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a form of heart disease…

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2 weeks ago

How to Dog-Proof Your Yard for Pet Safety

We all love our dogs. And they rely on us…

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2 weeks ago

Ear Infections in Dogs

Painful, itchy ears are no fun for our pets. Outer…

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2 weeks ago

How To Find A Lost Cat

A lost cat is every pet parent’s nightmare.  If you…

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2 weeks ago

The Complete Guide to Teaching Your Dog “Sit”

You may want to ask your dog to sit before…

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3 weeks ago

How Do Vaccinations Work

If you visit the veterinarian on a regular basis, you…

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3 weeks ago

Why Does My Dog Drool?

All dogs drool.  It is just a fact of life…

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3 weeks ago

Get to Know Your Pet from Snout-to-Tail

Pets often hide injuries and choose not to let us…

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3 weeks ago

Dogs and Heat; What You Need to Know

The expression “dog days of summer,” which originated in ancient…

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1 month ago

Is My Pet Drinking Enough?

During the hot summer days, it’s important to make sure your…

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1 month ago

5 Dog-Friendly Vacations to Take This Summer

Many of us wait all year long for summer to…

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1 month ago

What You Need to Know About Pet Fire Safety

Pet fire safety is an important topic, but sadly, it’s…

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1 month ago

Can You Train A Cat?

Training is something of a non-negotiable when it comes to…

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1 month ago

Are All Flowers Toxic to Dogs?

Many of us enjoy having fresh flowers in our home.…

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1 month ago

Here’s How to Adapt Your Doghouse For Any Season

Looking for ways to save money on your dog's doghouse?…

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1 month ago

A Guide to Understanding Dog Body Language

How many times have you found yourself saying “I wish…

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1 month ago

The Tail Wagging Myth

When your dog wags his tail, most automatically think ‘awe,…

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1 month ago

The Complete Guide to Teaching Your Dog “Sit”

You may want to ask your dog to sit before…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Bone Broth for Dogs: Why it’s Healthy

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

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2 months ago

PetFirst 4th of July Pet Safety Tips

PetFirst Pet Insurance would like to wish you and your…

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2 months ago

How to Prepare Your Dog For Fireworks

Independence Day fireworks can be incredibly nerve-wracking to some dogs.…

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2 months ago

Do People Really Train Cats to Use the Toilet?

There is an unbelievable number of people who look at…

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2 months ago

10 Tips For Working From Home While Having a Pet

Congratulations! You've just started working from home, or you're a…

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2 months ago

How do Dogs Choose Their ‘Potty Spot?’

We have an unusual topic to discuss here: poop. Why…

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2 months ago

How To Recognize Signs Of Stress In Your Dog

The week of June 24-30 is Pet Anxiety Awareness Week,…

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2 months ago

How To Recognize Signs Of Stress In Your Cat

Do cats get anxious or suffer from stress or separation…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

5 Ways To Reduce The Stress of Take Your Pet To Work Week

Take Your Pet To Work Week is from June 17th…

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2 months ago

Three Incredible Ways Your Dog Can Improve Your Health

If you are lucky enough to call a canine a…

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2 months ago

How Much Exercise Does Your Pet Need?

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

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2 months ago

4 Powerful Benefits of Canine Massages

Massage has been proven to be a powerful holistic treatment…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

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

When your dog is sick most pet parents will do…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Woof, meow! Pets welcome in the workplace

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

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3 months ago

Pet Disaster Preparedness: What You Need to Know

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

by PetFirst
3 months 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
3 months 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…

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3 months ago

Do Cats Need Microchips?

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

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3 months ago

5 Ways Your Cats Can Safely Enjoy The Outdoors

Do you have an indoor cat who looks longingly outside…

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3 months ago

7 Pet Travel Safety Tips

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

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3 months ago

Why You Should Always Have A Recent Photo of Your Pet

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

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3 months 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 months ago

Top Ten Memorial Day Pet Safety Tips

If you want your pets to enjoy Memorial Day with…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

5 Reasons Owning a Pet is Good for Your Health

If you have ever shared your home with a furry…

by PetFirst
3 months 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
3 months ago

7 Most Common Cancers in Dogs

No pet owner wants to hear the news that their…

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3 months ago

Can Dogs Get Lyme Disease?

Lyme disease is a common infectious disease which affects not…

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3 months ago

Cannabidiol (CBD) Oil and Pets

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

by PetFirst
3 months ago

A Complete Guide to Crate Training Your Dog

Crate training your pooch could be one of the most…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

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