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Should your pet ever get sick or have an accident, PetFirst’s comprehensive pet insurance plans1 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.

Are Ice Cubes Bad for Dogs? Common Questions Answered

For humans, there’s nothing like a glass of ice water…

by PetFirst
2 days ago

What Does it Mean if My Dog Frequently Licks His Paws?

Do you have a dog who licks his paws excessively? …

by PetFirst
2 days ago

5 Benefits of Adopting a Senior Dog

November is Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month, so we thought we would highlight…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month 

When you are looking for a new furry friend to add to…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

What is Elbow Hygroma in Dogs? 

A hygroma is a fluid-filled swelling that typically occurs on…

by PetFirst
3 weeks ago

Lotions & Creams:  Is it Okay if my Pet Licks Them? 

In the midst of rehydrating with your favorite lotion or…

by PetFirst
3 weeks ago

Dogs and Addison’s Disease

Certain diseases in pets are tricksters because they can mimic…

by PetFirst
4 weeks ago

National Pitbull Awareness Day

October 26th is National Pitbull Awareness Day (NPBAD). This is…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

National Pet Wellness Month: 5 Tips To Keep Your Pet Healthy

We love our pets like family, and we want them…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

Seasonal Pet Safety Tips: Fall

There is something comforting about the season of fall. Typically,…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

National Feral Cat Day: October 16th

Have you ever seen feral cats roaming near your home?…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Weight Gain in Dogs: Keeping Your Pet Healthy

According to a recent survey completed by the Association for…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

National Black Dog Day: October 1st

If you’ve ever spoken to anyone who does rescue work…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

National Guide and Service Dog Month

Have you ever seen a service dog in public? It’s…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

World Rabies Day: September 28

According to the CDC, World Rabies Day is recognized on…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Less Adoptable Pets are More

September 21st through 26th is known as Adopt a Less-Adoptable…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Keeping Your Pet Updated on Vaccinations

If you’re like many pet parents, you want your furry…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

National Dog Week: September 20th through 27th

It’s time to recognize the beloved dogs in our lives…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

6 Key Aspects of Responsible Pet Ownership 

We love our pets like family because, well, they are…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

What to Expect at Your Cat’s Wellness Visit

Scheduling a yearly checkup with our doctors helps us stay…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Should your dog hang their head out the window of a vehicle?

Does your dog enjoy hanging his head out the window…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Why Does My Cat Eat Grass?

If your cat eats grass, he isn’t alone. Many cat…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

September is Animal Pain Awareness Month

It’s September, and that means Animal Pain Awareness Month is…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Lawn Hazards for Dogs

It’s always a good idea to give your dog some…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

All the Bark about National Dog Day: August 26th

Wednesday, August 26th, is our opportunity to acknowledge and appreciate…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

How To Handle Puppy Teething

Have you recently added a new dog to the family?…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Meet Therapy Dogs Journey and Jackson

Journey and Jackson are both certified Therapy Dogs through Therapy…

by PetFirst
4 months ago

International Homeless Animals Day

Saturday, August 15th is International Homeless Animals Day (IHAD), an…

by PetFirst
4 months ago

Shedding In Cats

We are continuously hearing about our dog's shedding hair all…

by PetFirst
4 months ago

7 Ways to Celebrate Spoil Your Dog Day 

Dogs are our best friends, shoulders to cry on, faithful…

by PetFirst
4 months ago

5 Tips to Stop Your Dog From Pulling on the Leash 

Walking a dog that pulls on the leash is frustrating,…

by PetFirst
4 months ago

How to Carrier Train Your Cat

If your cat doesn’t like their carrier, you are not…

by PetFirst
4 months ago

5 Behavior Changes You May Notice in Your Senior Dog

No one wants to admit that their canine companion that…

by PetFirst
4 months ago

Essential Summer Sun Safety Tips For Dogs

Now that summer is here, it’s only natural that you’re…

by PetFirst
4 months ago

No Pet Store Puppies Day: Where to Ethically Adopt a Puppy

July 21st is No Pet Store Puppies Day6, a day…

by PetFirst
4 months ago

6 Critters To Avoid While Out With Your Dog This Summer

Summer is a season for outdoor fun.  No matter what…

by PetFirst
5 months ago

National Pet Fire Safety Day: July 15

After hearing about pet oxygen masks during a Pet First…

by PetFirst
5 months ago

What You Need to Know About Dehydration in Cats

It’s summertime which means the weather is hot, and you’re…

by PetFirst
5 months ago

Swimmer’s Ear & Your Dog

Commonly referred to as Swimmer’s Ear⁷, many humans can relate…

by PetFirst
5 months ago

Why Do Cats Knead?

Cats begin kneading as young kittens, before their eyes even…

by PetFirst
5 months ago

How to Prepare Your Cat for Fireworks

Many cats (and dogs) are scared of fireworks, and when…

by PetFirst
5 months ago

ID Your Pet Day: Indoor and Outdoor Cats

July 1st is National ID Your Pet Day, and in…

by PetFirst
5 months ago

6 Helpful Tips For Grooming Your Cat

A thorough grooming routine is important for your cat, and…

by PetFirst
5 months ago

The Importance of Cat Grooming

Cats do clean themselves frequently, however, from time to time…

by PetFirst
5 months ago

How to Bond With A Scared Cat

Sometimes, adopting a cat doesn’t go exactly according to plan.…

by PetFirst
5 months ago

An Introductory Guide to Cat Body Language

As cat parents, we’ve all wondered from time to time…

by PetFirst
6 months ago

7 Questions to Ask When Adopting a Cat from a Rescue

Adding a new feline friend to your family is an…

by PetFirst
6 months ago

What is the Difference Between Trimming and Grinding a Dog’s Nails?

Let’s be honest, nobody likes trimming their dog’s nails.  It's…

by PetFirst
6 months ago

Cat Ears and Their Overall Health

Feline ears are fascinating as they play a big role…

by PetFirst
6 months ago

Adopt A Shelter Cat Month

June is National Adopt a Shelter Cat Month, a celebration…

by PetFirst
6 months ago

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