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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.

Change a Pet’s Life Day

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

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1 day 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
3 days ago

Unchain A Dog Month

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

by PetFirst
5 days ago

The Dangers of Frostbite and Hypothermia

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

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

Tips for Walking Your Dog in the Winter

The days are shorter and colder - making even a…

by PetFirst
3 weeks ago

New Year’s Resolutions for Pet Parents

Promising to do something differently as you leave an old…

by PetFirst
3 weeks ago

Pet Travel Safety: Pet Travel Safety Day January 2nd

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

by PetFirst
3 weeks ago

Weighted Blankets For Anxiety in Dogs

Anxiety is one of the main behavioral obstacles seen in…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

How to Keep Your Pet Stress-Free During The Holidays

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

by PetFirst
1 month 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
1 month ago

7 Ways You Can Help Pets in Need This Season

The holiday season is a time of giving and a…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

Stick to Your Pet’s Normal Routine This Holiday Season

A predictable routine is vital for pets amidst the hustle…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

7 Tips for Decorating for Christmas With A Cat

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

by PetFirst
1 month ago

Dangerous Christmas Gifts for Pets

The holidays make for a fun and exciting time of…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

Keep Your Pets Safe This Season: Holiday and Winter Pet Safety

It’s that dragging boxes down from the attic, shiny things…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Bread Dough Ornaments & the Trees They Hang On… Are They Safe for Our Pets?

Three simple ingredients:  2 cups flour, 1 cup salt, and…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

10 Illnesses Humans Can Get From Dogs

There’s no doubt that you’ve spoken with your vet in…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Should I DNA Test My Dog?

If you happen to follow any pet owners on social…

by PetFirst
2 months 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 months ago

Diabetes in Dogs: Know the Symptoms 

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

by PetFirst
2 months 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
2 months ago

Your Pets Thanksgiving Feast

Thanksgiving is a day to cherish time with your family…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

5 Strategies to Keep Thanksgiving Toxin-Free

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

by PetFirst
2 months 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 months ago

Creating Special Memories During Your Pet’s Senior Years

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

by PetFirst
2 months ago

The Benefits of Pumpkin & Cinnamon for Dogs 

The sight of pumpkins and scent of cinnamon let us…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

3 Reasons to Adopt a Senior Cat

Kittens are adorable and when a family is considering adopting…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Tips for Living With A Diabetic Pet

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

by PetFirst
2 months ago

5 Reasons to Volunteer at Your Local Animal Shelter

Many people are good at finding reasons why not to…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Tips on Caring for Your Senior Dog 

Changes in medicine and technology are making it possible for…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Canine Lymphoma: What You Need To Know

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

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Your Pet’s Senior Wellness Exam

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

by PetFirst
3 months ago

5 Reasons to Adopt a Senior Pet 

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

by PetFirst
3 months ago

7 Foods to Cook For Your Dog

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

by PetFirst
3 months ago

National Pit Bull Awareness Month

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

by PetFirst
3 months ago

3 Facts You Didn’t Know About Your Dogs Tongue

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

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Signs and Symptoms of Ulcers in Dogs

Stomach ulcers in dogs are more common than you would…

by PetFirst
3 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
3 months ago

What to Budget For When Adopting A Dog

When Adopting a new pet it is usually an exciting…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

What to Do With Feral Cats In Your Neighborhood

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

by PetFirst
3 months ago

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

Tips and tricks to help your new family member adapt…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Why is Chocolate So Toxic to Dogs? 

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

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Keep Spooky Season Scary For People, Not Pets

PetFirst helps pet owners keep dogs and cats safe with…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Top 5 Halloween Pet Safety Tips 

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

by PetFirst
3 months ago

9 Fun Things to do with Your Dog This Fall

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

by PetFirst
3 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
4 months ago

National Pet Obesity Awareness Day

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

by PetFirst
4 months ago

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

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

by PetFirst
4 months ago

What You Need to Know About Canine Lupus

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

by PetFirst
4 months ago

Get Down on All Fours to Keep Your Pets Safe

Dangers For Both Cats and Dogs Pets possess a PAWmazing…

by PetFirst
4 months ago

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