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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.

Should I DNA Test My Dog?

If you happen to follow any pet owners on social…

by PetFirst
1 day ago

What You Need to Know About De-Icing Salts to Keep Pets Safe 

If you live in cold country, you know that snow and…

by PetFirst
2 days ago

Diabetes in Dogs: Know the Symptoms 

November is National Pet Diabetes Month, and if your pet…

by PetFirst
1 week ago

The Doggie & Kitty Heimlich-like Maneuver 

If an object lodges in front of your dog or cat’s trachea (aka windpipe), rather…

by PetFirst
1 week ago

Your Pets Thanksgiving Feast

Thanksgiving is a day to cherish time with your family…

by PetFirst
1 week ago

5 Strategies to Keep Thanksgiving Toxin-Free

Thanksgiving is a fun holiday for humans, but for pets, it…

by PetFirst
1 week ago

How to Keep Your Dog from Begging on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, with the promise of delectable and mouth-watering foods on…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

Creating Special Memories During Your Pet’s Senior Years

Your furry best friend is not moving the way he used…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

The Benefits of Pumpkin & Cinnamon for Dogs 

The sight of pumpkins and scent of cinnamon let us…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

3 Reasons to Adopt a Senior Cat

Kittens are adorable and when a family is considering adopting…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

Tips for Living With A Diabetic Pet

November is National Pet Diabetes Month, and if your pet…

by PetFirst
3 weeks ago

5 Reasons to Volunteer at Your Local Animal Shelter

Many people are good at finding reasons why not to…

by PetFirst
3 weeks ago

Tips on Caring for Your Senior Dog 

Changes in medicine and technology are making it possible for…

by PetFirst
3 weeks ago

Canine Lymphoma: What You Need To Know

Sadly, lymphoma is a fairly common disease in dogs —…

by PetFirst
4 weeks ago

Your Pet’s Senior Wellness Exam

When you first bring a dog or cat into your life,…

by PetFirst
4 weeks ago

5 Reasons to Adopt a Senior Pet 

Puppies and kittens are adorable.  They look great in photos,…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

7 Foods to Cook For Your Dog

November 1st is National Cook For Your Pet Day, and…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

National Pit Bull Awareness Month

All October long is National Pit Bull Awareness Month. Many…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

3 Facts You Didn’t Know About Your Dogs Tongue

Why are we talking about our dog’s tongue right now?…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

Signs and Symptoms of Ulcers in Dogs

Stomach ulcers in dogs are more common than you would…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Get Down on All Fours to Keep Your Pets Safe 

Take a moment to look at your house and yard from your…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

What to Budget For When Adopting A Dog

When Adopting a new pet it is usually an exciting…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

What to Do With Feral Cats In Your Neighborhood

Most likely, there are feral cats around where you live…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

Tips and tricks to help your new family member adapt…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Why is Chocolate So Toxic to Dogs? 

Halloween is right around the corner, which means chocolate. Lots…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Keep Spooky Season Scary For People, Not Pets

PetFirst helps pet owners keep dogs and cats safe with…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Top 5 Halloween Pet Safety Tips 

What is fun for us, is not always fun for…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

9 Fun Things to do with Your Dog This Fall

Everything is more fun when done with your best friend,…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

5 Ways To Help A Dog Suffering From Separation Anxiety  

Does your dog act “over-the-top” when you come home, whether…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

National Pet Obesity Awareness Day

Do you notice that Rover is getting a little rotund? …

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

October is known as the month of pumpkin-flavored everything, apple-picking,…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

What You Need to Know About Canine Lupus

Lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease that affects 1.5 million Americans,…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Get Down on All Fours to Keep Your Pets Safe

Dangers For Both Cats and Dogs Pets possess a PAWmazing…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Take a Walk! Celebrate National Walk Your Dog Week

Does your pup love to get outside and enjoy a…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Is Garlic Bad For Your Pet?

When cooking and eating, many pet owners tend to share…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

How to Become a Pet Sitter

Today, there are numerous options if you’re looking for an…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Adopting Diesel: Deaf Pet Awareness Week

During the last week of September, many take the time…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

How to Clicker Train Your Dog: An Introduction

Clicker training is a popular training method for animals. It…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

How to Train a Deaf Dog

Whether a dog has been born deaf or becomes deaf because of…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

6 Ways Dogs Enrich Our Lives

Dogs are loyal, devoted companions who both challenge us and…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Deafness and Hearing Loss in Dogs

The last week of September is known as Deaf Pet…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

How to Identify a Puppy Mill Versus a Responsible Breeder

The American Kennel Club currently recognizes nearly 200 dog breeds.…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Why Adopt a Special Needs Cat 

Over 3 million cats enter a shelter somewhere in the United…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Why Adopt a Special Needs Pet?

September 17th through the 23rd is considered Adopt a Less…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

How to Bathe A Dog Properly & Why It’s Important

As you may know, September is Responsible Pet Ownership Month.…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

What it Takes to be A Responsible Pet Owner   

September is Responsible Pet Ownership Month. Pet ownership is undoubtedly one…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

How To Effectively Check Your Dog for Ticks

Ticks are more than just a nuisance.  They can cause…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

How to Focus on Holistic Health For Your Pet

You might think holistic health is just for humans, but…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Hurricane Pet Preparedness

As hurricane season is in full effect, it's important to…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

What is Holistic Health for Pets?

When some people hear the term “holistic health,” they sometimes…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

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