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

5 Ways To Help A Dog Suffering From Separation Anxiety  

Does your dog act “over-the-top” when you come home, whether…

by PetFirst
2 days ago

National Pet Obesity Awareness Day

Do you notice that Rover is getting a little rotund? …

by PetFirst
4 days ago

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

October is known as the month of pumpkin-flavored everything, apple-picking,…

by PetFirst
5 days ago

What You Need to Know About Canine Lupus

Lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease that affects 1.5 million Americans,…

by PetFirst
6 days ago

Get Down on All Fours to Keep Your Pets Safe

Dangers For Both Cats and Dogs Pets possess a PAWmazing…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

Take a Walk! Celebrate National Walk Your Dog Week

Does your pup love to get outside and enjoy a…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

Is Garlic Bad For Your Pet?

When cooking and eating, many pet owners tend to share…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

How to Become a Pet Sitter

Today, there are numerous options if you’re looking for an…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

Adopting Diesel: Deaf Pet Awareness Week

During the last week of September, many take the time…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

How to Clicker Train Your Dog: An Introduction

Clicker training is a popular training method for animals. It…

by PetFirst
2 weeks ago

How to Train a Deaf Dog

Whether a dog has been born deaf or becomes deaf because of…

by PetFirst
3 weeks ago

6 Ways Dogs Enrich Our Lives

Dogs are loyal, devoted companions who both challenge us and…

by PetFirst
3 weeks ago

Deafness and Hearing Loss in Dogs

The last week of September is known as Deaf Pet…

by PetFirst
3 weeks ago

How to Identify a Puppy Mill Versus a Responsible Breeder

The American Kennel Club currently recognizes nearly 200 dog breeds.…

by PetFirst
3 weeks ago

Why Adopt a Special Needs Cat 

Over 3 million cats enter a shelter somewhere in the United…

by PetFirst
3 weeks ago

Why Adopt a Special Needs Pet?

September 17th through the 23rd is considered Adopt a Less…

by PetFirst
4 weeks ago

How to Bathe A Dog Properly & Why It’s Important

As you may know, September is Responsible Pet Ownership Month.…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

What it Takes to be A Responsible Pet Owner   

September is Responsible Pet Ownership Month. Pet ownership is undoubtedly one…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

How To Effectively Check Your Dog for Ticks

Ticks are more than just a nuisance.  They can cause…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

How to Focus on Holistic Health For Your Pet

You might think holistic health is just for humans, but…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

Hurricane Pet Preparedness

As hurricane season is in full effect, it's important to…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

What is Holistic Health for Pets?

When some people hear the term “holistic health,” they sometimes…

by PetFirst
1 month ago

Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day: What This Day Is And How to Celebrate

Every year on August 28th, people around the world honor…

by Katie
2 months ago

7 Creative Ways to Honor Departed Pets 

Anyone who has ever lost a pet will surely agree…

by Katie
2 months ago

What Is Reverse Sneezing in Dogs?

Have you ever heard your dog making a strange hacking…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Back to School Pet Tips 

Dogs and cats are creatures of habit and do best…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

How To Prepare Your Cat For Their Vet Visit 

Cats, by nature, don’t love riding in a moving car.…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Tips For Keeping Your Canine Cool When Temps Heat Up 

We wait all year for summer, long days relaxing outdoors,…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Why is My Dog Licking His Bum?

Have you noticed recently that your dog seems to be…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Tips on Choosing the Right Shelter Dog for You: Clear The Shelter

This past weekend Clear The Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Everything You Need to Know About Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in Cats

Feline Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a form of heart disease…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

How to Dog-Proof Your Yard for Pet Safety

We all love our dogs. And they rely on us…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Ear Infections in Dogs

Painful, itchy ears are no fun for our pets. Outer…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

How To Find A Lost Cat

A lost cat is every pet parent’s nightmare.  If you…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

The Complete Guide to Teaching Your Dog “Sit”

You may want to ask your dog to sit before…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

How Do Vaccinations Work

If you visit the veterinarian on a regular basis, you…

by PetFirst
2 months ago

Why Does My Dog Drool?

All dogs drool.  It is just a fact of life…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Get to Know Your Pet from Snout-to-Tail

Pets often hide injuries and choose not to let us…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Dogs and Heat; What You Need to Know

The expression “dog days of summer,” which originated in ancient…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Is My Pet Drinking Enough?

During the hot summer days, it’s important to make sure your…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

5 Dog-Friendly Vacations to Take This Summer

Many of us wait all year long for summer to…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

What You Need to Know About Pet Fire Safety

Pet fire safety is an important topic, but sadly, it’s…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Can You Train A Cat?

Training is something of a non-negotiable when it comes to…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Are All Flowers Toxic to Dogs?

Many of us enjoy having fresh flowers in our home.…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Here’s How to Adapt Your Doghouse For Any Season

Looking for ways to save money on your dog's doghouse?…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

A Guide to Understanding Dog Body Language

How many times have you found yourself saying “I wish…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

The Tail Wagging Myth

When your dog wags his tail, most automatically think ‘awe,…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

The Complete Guide to Teaching Your Dog “Sit”

You may want to ask your dog to sit before…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

Bone Broth for Dogs: Why it’s Healthy

Bone broth is a tasty addition to any dog’s diet.…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

PetFirst 4th of July Pet Safety Tips

PetFirst Pet Insurance would like to wish you and your…

by PetFirst
3 months ago

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