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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.

Overcoming Pet Obesity

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

by PetFirst
7 days ago

Natural Disaster Preparedness

As Hurricane Florence approaches, we want to make sure we…

by PetFirst
1 week ago

Exclusion Confusion: Understanding Pre-Existing Conditions

Did you know the number one exclusion for pet insurance…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

Prevention with Pet Insurance

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

by PetFirst
2 weeks 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 weeks ago

Help Clear the Shelters Day on Saturday, August 18

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

by PetFirst
1 month ago

Why is my pet eating grass?

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

by PetFirst
1 month ago

Tuckers Tale: A Case of Poisonous Mushrooms

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

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Stay Safe in the Summer Heat

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

by PetFirst
2 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
3 months ago

Keep Your Pets Safe On 4th of July

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

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Pet Travel Checklist

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

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Trixie’s Story

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

by PetFirst
3 months ago

3 Ways to Keep Your Backyard Dog-Friendly

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

by PetFirst
4 months ago

Protect Your Pets from These Common Household Poisons

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

by PetFirst
7 months ago

Common Pet Allergy Symptoms

Just how concerned should you be about your pets having…

by PetFirst
7 months ago

Tips for Training and Re-training Your Pet

Last month you asked PetFirst to share some advice for…

by PetFirst
9 months ago

Five Healthy Habits for Your Pet to Start in 2018

The new year is here and just as we implement…

by PetFirst
9 months ago

Top 5 Shocking Health Stats Pet Owners Must Know

While there is no guarantee that any pet will live…

by Pet
9 months ago

Winter Weather Pet Care

Here are some quick tips to help you and your…

by PetFirst
9 months ago

Tips For Traveling With Your Furry Friend This Holiday Season

The holiday season is here, and for some pet owners,…

by PetFirst
9 months ago

How to Ensure the Safety of Your Dog This Holiday Season

The holiday season is a time to come together with…

by PetFirst
9 months ago

Tips for Giving Pets as a Gift

The holiday season is finally here! If you or a…

by PetFirst
10 months ago

4 Ways to Help Animals and Shelters This Holiday Season

The holidays are hectic, but don't forget about the animals!…

by PetFirst
10 months ago

How to Keep Your Outdoor Cat Safe This Winter

Our pets are a special part of our family, and…

by PetFirst
10 months ago

8 Holiday Foods You Can Share With Your Dog

Pet insurance blogs spend a lot of time warning you…

by PetFirst
10 months ago

Keep Your Pet Safe from These 4 Holiday Dangers

The holiday season is the most festive time of year.…

by PetFirst
10 months ago

5 Tips for Boarding Your Pet During the Holidays

With the holiday season upon us, you may be making…

by PetFirst
11 months ago

Thanksgiving Do’s & Don’ts for Pets

Much thought and preparation goes into creating a perfect Thanksgiving…

by PetFirst
11 months ago

Why are my dog’s eyes cloudy?

Those adorable puppy eyes get anything they want, don’t they?…

by PetFirst
11 months ago

How to Keep Your Cat Safe This Halloween

Black cats are a classic symbol of Halloween, but this…

by PetFirst
11 months ago

Trap, Neuter, Return: How to help feral cats in your neighborhood

You know that thousands upon thousands of stray cats are…

by PetFirst
11 months ago

What You Need to Hear About Your Pet’s Ears

They're often one of the cutest features of your pet:…

by PetFirst
12 months ago

Animal Shelter Hurricane Update

Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma are two recent natural disasters…

by PetFirst
12 months ago

Pet Adoption Tips

Adopting a new dog from anywhere is a big undertaking.…

by PetFirst
12 months ago

Animal Shelter Wish List

We're proud to partner with animal shelters across the country…

by PetFirst
12 months ago

Dos And Don’ts Of Pet Health Emergencies

  When your pet seems to be having a health…

by PetFirst
12 months ago

Mange – what causes it and how do you treat it?

What is Mange? Mange is a skin disease which is…

by PetFirst
12 months ago

Why You Should Adopt a Senior Dog

Americans are spending more than ever on their pets, and…

by PetFirst
12 months ago

Halloween Dangers

Dogs, cats and birds can get in trouble eating trick…

by PetFirst
12 months ago

Pet Health Problems Can Start Even at the Best Places

You love your pet. You love your vet. You board…

by PetFirst
12 months ago

Cataracts in Dogs

What are Cataracts? Dogs with cataracts will show opacity in…

by PetFirst
12 months ago

Cat Arthritis 101: Symptoms & Treatment Options

Just as certain dog breeds are susceptible to developing arthritis…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

New Pet Essential Supplies

Few things are as exciting as bringing home a new…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

When Your Cat Won’t Use the Litter Box

As a cat-owner, it’s only a matter of time before…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

Retinal Detachment in Dogs

What is Retinal Detachment?The retina is the innermost lining of…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

Did Your Pet Raid the Candy Stash?

  Soon another Halloween will have come and gone. The…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

What Is Syringomyelia?

Syringomyelia is a condition which causes fluid-filled cavities to develop…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

How to Cope With the Loss of a Pet

The loss of a pet will always be a difficult…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

Urinary Tract Infection in Dogs

What is a UTI? Urinary tract infections are the result…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

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