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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!

Golden Retrievers

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

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

Winter Weather Pet Care

Here are some quick tips to help you and your…

by PetFirst
5 months ago

Why are my dog’s eyes cloudy?

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

by PetFirst
7 months ago

5 Myths (and Truths) About Pitbulls

The last Saturday in October is National Pit Bull Awareness…

by PetFirst
7 months ago

Tips for Throwing a Puptastic Halloween Bash for Dog Owners

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

by PetFirst
7 months ago

Homemade Doggy Pumpkin Treats

Did you know that pumpkin is completely safe for dogs…

by PetFirst
8 months ago

Why You Should Adopt a Senior Dog

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

by PetFirst
8 months ago

Cataracts in Dogs

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

by PetFirst
8 months ago

Retinal Detachment in Dogs

What is Retinal Detachment?The retina is the innermost lining of…

by PetFirst
8 months ago

What Is Syringomyelia?

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

by PetFirst
8 months ago

Urinary Tract Infection in Dogs

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

by PetFirst
8 months ago

What I Wish I Knew About Owning A Dog

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

by PetFirst
8 months ago

Sick As A Dog: Puppy Health Problems To Watch For

Taking your new puppy home for the first time is…

by PetFirst
9 months ago

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

When asking a prospective dog parent which type of dog…

by PetFirst
9 months ago

Inside the Life of a Working Dog

Dogs have been our most faithful companions since the day…

by PetFirst
9 months ago

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

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

by PetFirst
9 months ago

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

By Guest Blogger, Monica Gomez For something so small, ticks…

by PetFirst
9 months ago

Snickers – The Ice Cream Boat Dog

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

by PetFirst
9 months ago

Is Clicker Training Right for You and Your Dog?

If you have a dog, you probably have heard how…

by PetFirst
9 months 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 a…

by PetFirst
9 months 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 roundabout…

by PetFirst
9 months 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 PetFirst
9 months ago

Xylitol and Your Dog: What You Need to Know

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

by PetFirst
9 months ago

The Benefits of Microchipping Your Dog or Cat

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

by PetFirst
9 months ago

Pet Insurance Analysis: Most Insured Dog & Cat Breeds

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

by PetFirst
10 months ago

Dog Breed Health Spotlight: Labrador Retrievers

Labrador Retrievers are beloved for their loyalty and friendliness, and…

by PetFirst
10 months ago

What First Time Puppy Owners Should Ask Their Vet

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

by PetFirst
10 months ago

How to Keep Your Dog Out of Your Garden

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

by PetFirst
10 months ago

7 Household Items That Can Make Your Dog Sick

  As the owner of a dog or puppy, keeping…

by PetFirst
10 months 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 PetFirst
10 months ago

5 Tips to Stay Safe at the Dog Park

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

by PetFirst
10 months ago

Mitral Valve Disease in Dogs

The heart is divided into four chambers; there are two…

by PetFirst
10 months ago

6 Fruits for Dogs That Are Delicious and Healthy

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

by PetFirst
10 months ago

Canine Influenza Outbreak – An Animal Shelter’s Story

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

by PetFirst
10 months ago

Hip Dysplasia in Dogs

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

by PetFirst
10 months ago

Dog Flu Outbreak Areas & Symptoms

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

by PetFirst
10 months ago

Luxating Patella? What to know about loose knees?

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

by PetFirst
10 months ago

Planning a dog play date

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

by PetFirst
10 months ago

Dog Arthritis 101: Symptoms & Treatment Options

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

by PetFirst
10 months ago

Lyme Disease in Dogs: Protection, Prevention & Treatment

Just about everyone has heard about Lyme disease, but many…

by PetFirst
10 months ago

Service Dogs in Hotels

Service dogs are dogs with specially and carefully selected characteristics…

by PetFirst
10 months ago

Finding the Right Pet-Sitter For Your Dog

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

by PetFirst
11 months ago

Von Willebrand Disease in Dogs

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

by PetFirst
11 months ago

“How often should my dog pee?”

Your dog should be given the opportunity to urinate a…

by PetFirst
11 months ago

6 Best Dog Breeds For Children

One of the great things about dogs is they come…

by PetFirst
11 months ago

Hip Dysplasia: What you need to know

Hip dysplasia is a chronic condition that often occurs in…

by PetFirst
11 months ago

My Dog Got Caught Pooping In A ‘No Dog Zone’

I understand not all humans are pet people (okay, I…

by PetFirst
11 months ago

Pool Safety for Cats and Dogs

  Summer is in full swing, and nothing says "summer"…

by PetFirst
11 months ago

Acupuncture for Dogs

Acupuncture is a therapeutic process during which a veterinarian inserts…

by PetFirst
11 months ago

5 Reasons Why Dogs Are Our Best Friends

  Everyone knows dogs are mankind's best friends. They have…

by PetFirst
11 months ago

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