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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.

May is Responsible Animal Guardian Month

Most of us with animals know that being responsible for…

by PetFirst
5 days 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
1 week 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
2 weeks ago

Teaching Your Kids to Be Kind to Animals

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

by PetFirst
3 weeks ago

Celebrate National Pet Week: May 3-9, 2020

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

by PetFirst
3 weeks 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
4 weeks ago

National Therapy Animal Day: April 30th

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

by PetFirst
4 weeks 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
4 weeks 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
4 weeks ago

National Kids and Pets Day: April 26th

April 26 has been labeled as National Kids and Pets…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

What You Need to Know About Hairballs in Dogs

National Hairball Awareness Day is observed every year on the…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

Does Your Pet Carry ID? National Pet ID Week

 A beautiful Pitbull named Pee-Dee was dognapped and missing for…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

National Dog Bite Prevention Week (April 12th through 18th)

Dogs provide us with unconditional love, companionship, loyalty, and protection. …

by PetFirst
1 month ago

Pets and Pet Owners in Your Community: Staying Healthy and Connected

In these uncertain times, when we are being asked to…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

Should You Hug Your Dog?

Friday, April 10th is National Hug Your Dog Day. This…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

National Dog Fighting Awareness Day

The ASPCA coined April 8 as National Dog Fighting Awareness…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

International Pooper Scooper Week

National Pooper Scooper Week is April 1st through the 7th.…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

The Pros and Cons of a Raw Diet For Dogs

National Raw Feeding Week is April 1st through the 7th,…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

National Take A Walk in the Park Day

Walking your dog has a lot of health benefits for…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Prevention & First Aid for Absorbed Poisons

In addition to poisons that pets may inhale, ingest or…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Prevention & First Aid for Inhaled Poisons

Think about the last time you and your dog walked…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Prevention & First Aid for Ingested Poison

The world is a paradise of things to be consumed…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Prevention & First Aid for Injected Poisons (Insect Stings)

One Spring morning, two Scottish Fold kittens were playfully exploring…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

How To Find A Pet Sitter: Professional Pet Sitters Week

We all need a little R&R now and then. Still,…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Why Is My Dog Trembling? And When to Worry

Trembling might seem like a fairly benign symptom, but it…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Can Dogs Eat Apples?

Did you know Americans eat an average of 50.4 pounds…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

5 Training Commands That Can Save Your Dog’s Life

Most pet owners know that teaching their dogs basic commands…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

6 of the Healthiest Cat Breeds

February is National Cat Health Month, and in honor of…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

The Benefits of Spaying and Neutering Your Pet: Spay and Neuter Awareness Month

From the moment you bring your new cat or dog…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Advances in Spaying & Neutering: Spay and Neuter Awareness Month 

For every human born, 15 puppies and 45 kittens are…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

The Truth About Pet Theft

Most people take precautionary measures every day to protect what…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Can Dogs Eat Bananas?

Have you ever wondered if your dog can eat bananas?…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Your Pets Diet & Dental Health: Dental Health Month

Your pet’s dental health is extremely important! Dental issues and…

by PetFirst
4 months ago

Valentine’s Pet Safety Tips

“The look" melted Steve's heart as he savored his Valentine…

by PetFirst
4 months ago

Set Your Dog Up For a Healthy Year

The new year has come and gone, and with it,…

by PetFirst
4 months ago

Seeing-Eye Guide Dog Anniversary

On January 29th, we remember and celebrate the anniversary of…

by PetFirst
4 months ago

January is Unchain a Dog Month: Help Dogs In Need This Month And Year-Round

January is known as Unchain a Dog Month, and it…

by PetFirst
4 months ago

Change a Pet’s Life Day

January 24th is a special day set aside to encourage adoptions…

by PetFirst
4 months ago

Answer Your Cat’s Question Day: Things Your Cat Wants to Know 

More than 600 million cats share the planet with us, and although…

by PetFirst
4 months ago

Unchain A Dog Month: Reasons Why You Should Not Chain Your Dog

January is Unchain A Dog Month, and in honor of…

by PetFirst
4 months ago

The Dangers of Frostbite and Hypothermia

During the cold winter months, our pups still need to…

by PetFirst
5 months ago

Tips for Walking Your Dog in the Winter

The days are shorter and colder - making even a…

by PetFirst
5 months ago

New Year’s Resolutions for Pet Parents

Promising to do something differently as you leave an old…

by PetFirst
5 months ago

Pet Travel Safety: Pet Travel Safety Day January 2nd

January 2nd is Pet Travel Safety Day and a great…

by PetFirst
5 months ago

Weighted Blankets For Anxiety in Dogs

Anxiety is one of the main behavioral obstacles seen in…

by PetFirst
5 months ago

How to Keep Your Pet Stress-Free During The Holidays

It’s the holiday season, and the familiar joy of family,…

by PetFirst
5 months ago

How to Get Through The Holidays if You’ve Lost a Pet

The holiday season is full of family, gatherings, excitement, memories…

by PetFirst
5 months ago

7 Ways You Can Help Pets in Need This Season

The holiday season is a time of giving and a…

by PetFirst
5 months ago

Stick to Your Pet’s Normal Routine This Holiday Season

A predictable routine is vital for pets amidst the hustle…

by PetFirst
5 months ago

7 Tips for Decorating for Christmas With A Cat

If you love Christmas decorations, you aren’t alone — and…

by PetFirst
6 months ago

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