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You can rest easy knowing your dogs and puppies are protected from nose to tail with PetFirst. We reimburse based on what you’re actually paying at the vet office, and not what we think the treatment for specific conditions should be.

To help educate people on the health concerns of dogs of different ages and breeds, while also spotlighting some fun activity ideas and pet parenting tips, we’ve provided a ton of dog-related articles, blogs, and other content for you to check out!

Medications that you can give your dog for pain or illness

What Medicines Can I Give My Dog For Pain?

No pet parent likes to see their dog in pain, but…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
4 weeks ago
How To Recognize The Signs Of Diabetes In Your Dog or Cat

How To Recognize The Signs Of Diabetes In Your Dog or Cat

There is a growing epidemic of diabetes in dogs and…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
3 years ago
How to Introduce Your Dog to a Pet Sitter

How to Introduce Your Dog to a Pet Sitter

Are you looking for a pet sitter for your dog…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
3 years ago

4 Reasons To Use A Dog Harness

It’s National Walk Your Dog Month! For pet parents who…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
3 years ago
National Take a Hike Day

Tips for Hiking with your Dog

November 17th is National Take a Hike Day  We may…

by Sabrina
3 years ago
Four Must-Do Tips When Meeting a New Dog

Four Must-Do Tips When Meeting a New Dog

How do you approach a dog for the first time…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
3 years ago
Golden Retriever Breed and Health Guide image

Golden Retrievers

Life Expectancy: 10 - 12 years Dog Breed Group: Sporting Dogs…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
3 years ago

Winter Weather Pet Care

Here are some quick tips to help you and your…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
4 years ago

Why are my dog’s eyes cloudy?

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

by MetLife Pet Insurance
4 years ago

5 Myths (and Truths) About Pitbulls

The last Saturday in October is National Pit Bull Awareness…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
4 years ago

Tips for Throwing a Puptastic Halloween Bash for Dog Owners

The spooky Halloween season is finally here, and what better…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
4 years ago

Homemade Doggy Pumpkin Treats

  Did you know that pumpkin is completely safe for…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
4 years ago

Why You Should Adopt a Senior Dog

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

by MetLife Pet Insurance
4 years ago

Cataracts in Dogs

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

by MetLife Pet Insurance
4 years ago

Retinal Detachment in Dogs

  What is Retinal Detachment? The retina is the innermost…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
4 years ago

What Is Syringomyelia?

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

by MetLife Pet Insurance
4 years ago

Urinary Tract Infection in Dogs

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

by MetLife Pet Insurance
4 years ago

What I Wish I Knew About Owning A Dog

- Guest Blogger: Danielle Salice Growing up in a home…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
4 years ago

Mixed breeds or purebred dogs: Which is healthier? Guest Blogger: Amber Drake

When asking a prospective dog parent which type of dog…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
4 years ago

Sick As A Dog: Puppy Health Problems To Watch For

Taking your new puppy home for the first time is…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
4 years ago

Inside the Life of a Working Dog

Dogs have been our most faithful companions since the day…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
4 years ago

Yikes! My Pet Has Fleas! What Do I Do?

Here’s the lowdown on getting your pet's flea infestation under…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
4 years ago

Cat & Dog Tick Bites- What it Means for your Pet’s Health

For something so small, ticks can be a big threat…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
4 years ago

Snickers – The Ice Cream Boat Dog

As someone who lives in the Midwest, I spend much…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
4 years ago

Is Clicker Training Right for You and Your Dog?

  If you have a dog, you probably have heard…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
4 years ago

Not spaying your female dog? Here’s what you need to know about dog periods.

  One of our PetFirst employees was looking at adding…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
4 years ago

The Cat & I Didn’t Want A New Dog, But I Caved In & Brought One Home… Here’s the story

  Our dog, Sadie, came to us in a very…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
4 years ago

Balto, a Rescue Dog, Helps Students of His New Mom With Reading & Spelling Words

“I will never have another dog,” or so I thought…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
4 years ago

Xylitol and Your Dog: What You Need to Know

  If you have a canine companion, chances are you've…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
4 years ago

The Benefits of Microchipping Your Dog or Cat

  We love our animals – they aren’t just pets.…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
4 years ago

Pet Insurance Analysis: Most Insured Dog & Cat Breeds

  In the United States, it’s almost uncommon not to…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
4 years ago

Dog Breed Health Spotlight: Labrador Retrievers

  Labrador Retrievers are beloved for their loyalty and friendliness,…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
4 years ago

What First Time Puppy Owners Should Ask Their Vet

There are few things more exciting than becoming a first-time…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
4 years ago

How to Keep Your Dog Out of Your Garden

Dogs can be curious. This has never been truer than…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
4 years ago

7 Household Items That Can Make Your Dog Sick

  As the owner of a dog or puppy, keeping…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
4 years ago

Changing Your Dog’s Food: Not as easy and just buying and filling the bowl

There are times in your dog’s life where changing their…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
4 years ago

5 Tips to Stay Safe at the Dog Park

Spring is just around the corner, and your playful pup…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
4 years ago

Mitral Valve Disease in Dogs

  The heart is divided into four chambers; there are…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
4 years ago

6 Fruits for Dogs That Are Delicious and Healthy

  The fruits have been since forever man’s most accessible…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
4 years ago

Canine Influenza Outbreak – An Animal Shelter’s Story

  Orlando Shelter Manager, Rachel Grow, of Pet Alliance of…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
4 years ago

Hip Dysplasia in Dogs

In order to fully understand hip dysplasia in dogs, pet…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
4 years ago

Dog Flu Outbreak Areas & Symptoms

Canine influenza (also known as dog flu) is respiratory disease…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
4 years ago

Luxating Patella? What to know about loose knees?

What is a Luxating Patella? Patellar luxation occurs when your…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
4 years ago

Planning a dog play date

Dogs are like children, they enjoy being social and having…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
4 years ago

Dog Arthritis 101: Symptoms & Treatment Options

For humans, arthritis is a common, potentially devastating disorder with…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
4 years ago

Lyme Disease in Dogs: Protection, Prevention & Treatment

  Just about everyone has heard about Lyme disease, but…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
4 years ago

Service Dogs in Hotels

  Service dogs are dogs with specially and carefully selected…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
4 years ago

Finding the Right Pet-Sitter For Your Dog

  You know exactly what makes your dog special. Don’t…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
4 years ago

Von Willebrand Disease in Dogs

  Von Willebrand disease (vWD) is a bleeding disorder that…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
4 years ago

“How often should my dog pee?”

  Your dog should be given the opportunity to urinate…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
4 years ago