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At PetFirst Pet Insurance, we’ll always be here for you whenever your pets are going through a tough time with sickness, injury, or anything else. But we also want to keep you educated on the various ways you can keep your dog, cat, or other pet healthy year-round. That way, you can better avoid some (but not all) of these complications before they have the chance to occur!

Overcoming Pet Obesity

The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention estimates that 54% of…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

Golden Retrievers

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

by PetFirst
2 years ago

Protect Your Pets from These Common Household Poisons

March is a great time of year! For those of…

by PetFirst
2 years ago

Common Pet Allergy Symptoms

Just how concerned should you be about your pets having…

by PetFirst
2 years ago

What You Need to Know About Pre-existing Conditions

Last month, you voted to read about tips and tricks…

by PetFirst
2 years ago

Five Healthy Habits for Your Pet to Start in 2018

The new year is here and just as we implement…

by PetFirst
2 years ago

Winter Weather Pet Care

Here are some quick tips to help you and your…

by PetFirst
2 years ago

How to Keep Your Outdoor Cat Safe This Winter

Our pets are a special part of our family, and…

by PetFirst
2 years ago

Why are my dog’s eyes cloudy?

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

by PetFirst
2 years ago

Trap, Neuter, Return: How to help feral cats in your neighborhood

You know that thousands upon thousands of stray cats are…

by PetFirst
2 years ago

What You Need to Hear About Your Pet’s Ears

They're often one of the cutest features of your pet:…

by PetFirst
2 years ago

Animal Shelter Wish List

We're proud to partner with animal shelters across the country…

by PetFirst
2 years ago

Dos And Don’ts Of Pet Health Emergencies

  When your pet seems to be having a health…

by PetFirst
2 years ago

Mange – what causes it and how do you treat it?

What is Mange? Mange is a skin disease which is…

by PetFirst
2 years ago

Pet Health Problems Can Start Even at the Best Places

You love your pet. You love your vet. You board…

by PetFirst
2 years ago

Cataracts in Dogs

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

by PetFirst
2 years ago

Cat Arthritis 101: Symptoms & Treatment Options

Just as certain dog breeds are susceptible to developing arthritis…

by PetFirst
2 years ago

Retinal Detachment in Dogs

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

by PetFirst
2 years ago

What Is Syringomyelia?

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

by PetFirst
2 years ago

How to Cope With the Loss of a Pet

The loss of a pet will always be a difficult…

by PetFirst
2 years ago

Urinary Tract Infection in Dogs

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

by PetFirst
2 years ago

Evacuating With Animals: What You Need to Know When Disaster Strikes

Just as people were starting to recover from Hurricane Harvey,…

by PetFirst
2 years ago

Common Feelings After Deciding To Euthanize A Pet

Our pets have made their way into our homes, our…

by PetFirst
2 years ago

What Drove Me to Look for Pet Insurance? Guest Blogger: Danielle Salice

After losing my first Boxer at age 4 to kidney…

by PetFirst
2 years ago

Tips for those wanting to volunteer at an animal shelter: Guest Blogger, Danielle Salice

After losing my boy, Capone, in January, I was at…

by PetFirst
2 years ago

Breed Health Spotlight: Chihuahua

When it comes to lap dogs, there’s no breed more…

by PetFirst
2 years ago

Sick As A Dog: Puppy Health Problems To Watch For

Taking your new puppy home for the first time is…

by PetFirst
2 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 PetFirst
2 years ago

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

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

by PetFirst
2 years ago

List of Veterinary Specialist Practices and What They Do

  A veterinary specialist is a veterinarian who has completed…

by PetFirst
2 years ago

Breed Health Spotlight: ShihTzu

Tiny, shaggy and adorable, the shih tzu has wiggled its…

by PetFirst
2 years 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
2 years ago

Stop Itchy Paws in Their Tracks

  If you have a dog with itchy paws, you’re…

by PetFirst
2 years ago

What’s in Your Disaster Kit?

The destruction left by Hurricane Harvey and the many pets…

by PetFirst
2 years ago

Easy Ways to Improve Pet Health

Our furry friends are part of the family, and just…

by PetFirst
2 years ago

Basic Pet Health Care Timelines

Pets are an intrinsic joy and bring an incredible amount…

by PetFirst
2 years ago

Cat Owners, Do You Know These Common Feline Health Problems?

The United States is home to more domestic cats than…

by PetFirst
2 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 a…

by PetFirst
2 years ago

Rescue Him Again: CPR for Your Pets

Note: This blog is not meant to replace the training…

by PetFirst
2 years ago

Dog Breed Health Spotlight: Yorkshire Terrier

One of the most popular breeds in America, Yorkshire Terriers…

by PetFirst
2 years ago

Various Herbs used by Holistic Care Veterinarians

Homeopathic and alternative treatments are becoming more common in human…

by PetFirst
2 years ago

Xylitol and Your Dog: What You Need to Know

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

by PetFirst
2 years ago

5 Things You Need to Know About Your Senior Pet

We humans love our pets. We love them so much…

by PetFirst
2 years ago

It Pays to be Picky: Choosing a Vet

If you're like us, you consider your pets to be…

by PetFirst
2 years ago

Why Your Veterinarian Is Worth Every Penny

  There are several questions that run through a pet…

by PetFirst
2 years ago

5 Ways to Cope with the Loss of a Pet

The loss of a pet will always be a difficult…

by PetFirst
2 years ago

Kids and Pets: 4 Essential Ground Rules for Bringing Home a New Pet

Supervision It is critical to supervise all interactions between children…

by PetFirst
2 years ago

Dog Breed Health Spotlight: Labrador Retrievers

  Labrador Retrievers are beloved for their loyalty and friendliness,…

by PetFirst
2 years ago

My Pet Is Sick. I Can’t Afford The Veterinary Care They Need.

Unfortunately, many times pet owners learn about pet insurance after…

by PetFirst
2 years ago

What First Time Puppy Owners Should Ask Their Vet

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

by PetFirst
2 years ago

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