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Responsible Pet Ownership

Responsible pet ownership entails so many things, meaning you can never stop learning more and becoming an even better pet owner! Here, you’ll find a huge collection of fun articles and blog posts related to responsible pet ownership, training tips, activity ideas, and lots of other topics for both cats and dogs. Enjoy!

Overcoming Pet Obesity

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

by PetFirst
6 months ago

Protect Your Pets from These Common Household Poisons

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

by PetFirst
1 year ago

Common Pet Allergy Symptoms

Just how concerned should you be about your pets having…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

Five Healthy Habits for Your Pet to Start in 2018

The new year is here and just as we implement…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

Tips for Training and Re-training Your Pet

Last month you asked PetFirst to share some advice for…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

Winter Weather Pet Care

Here are some quick tips to help you and your…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

Tips For Traveling With Your Furry Friend This Holiday Season

The holiday season is here, and for some pet owners,…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

How to Keep Your Outdoor Cat Safe This Winter

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

by PetFirst
1 year ago

Why are my dog’s eyes cloudy?

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

by PetFirst
1 year ago

How to Keep Your Cat Safe This Halloween

Black cats are a classic symbol of Halloween, but this…

by PetFirst
1 year ago

What You Need to Hear About Your Pet’s Ears

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

by PetFirst
1 year ago

Pet Adoption Tips

Adopting a new dog from anywhere is a big undertaking.…

by PetFirst
1 year 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

Why You Should Adopt a Senior Dog

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

by PetFirst
2 years ago

Halloween Dangers

Dogs, cats and birds can get in trouble eating trick…

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

New Pet Essential Supplies

Few things are as exciting as bringing home a new…

by PetFirst
2 years ago

When Your Cat Won’t Use the Litter Box

As a cat-owner, it’s only a matter of time before…

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

Urinary Tract Infection in Dogs

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

by PetFirst
2 years ago

What I Wish I Knew About Owning A Dog

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

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

Trick Question: Pet Insurance or Savings Account?

Having a pet is an enormous responsibility and, at some…

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

Receiving a bad prognosis from the vet: Guest Blogger, Danielle Salice’s story

No one can prepare you for receiving a bad prognosis…

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

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

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

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

What’s in Your Disaster Kit?

The destruction left by Hurricane Harvey and the many pets…

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

Is Clicker Training Right for You and Your Dog?

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

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

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

The Common Traits of a Bad Pet Bed

Choosing the perfect bed (or beds if you are like…

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

The Benefits of Microchipping Your Dog or Cat

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

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

Tips for Moving with a Pet- Across Country or Around the Corner

First and foremost, congratulations on your new home! Whether you…

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

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