10 Tips for Vacationing with Your Dog


With the weather getting warmer every day, there is little doubt that spring has officially arrived. The blooming trees and longer days entice us to explore the newly radiant world outside, and as this season inevitably gives way to summer, we feel the call for adventure and exploration growing even stronger. Regardless of what your […]



Meet the PetFirst Pet Insurance Team: Brian Brown, IT Developer


Your name: Brian Brown How long have you been working at PetFirst: I started working at PetFirst on Dec 28, 2015. Pets at home (name, age, species, breed): We have our dog Mocha, a 9 year old Cairn terrier; Milo, a 7 year old black and white tuxedo cat; and Maisie a 15 year old […]





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


By Guest Blogger, Monica Gomez For something so small, ticks can be a big threat to your pet’s health. Though certain geographical locations where once thought to be relatively safe from tick infestation, PetMD reports tick distribution varies with species and continues to change over time. No matter where you live, your pets are at risk for ticks. […]





Fleas and Ticks and Mosquitos, Oh My!


With spring in full swing and summer coming on fast, it is important to keep your pets safe from the health risks often found in the great outdoors. More than just irritants, mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks can pose serious health risks to your beloved cat or dog. Luckily, a little common sense and a routine […]



Thunderstorm Anxiety and Storm Stress in Our Pets


Pets can sense a storm coming long before their human caretakers. For those of us who have pets with storm phobia, it can be heart wrenching and nerve wracking to watch a usually calm companion suffer when a storm rolls in. Symptoms can be mild to extreme. Common storm phobia symptoms: Pacing Drooling Whining/Barking Dilated Pupils […]



Do You Suspect Your Pet Has Food Allergies? Let’s Discuss…


Many pet owners are looking at the ingredients of their pet’s food – pet parents are now more educated about what they should and shouldn’t be feeding their pets. However, sometimes we end up looking at the label if we suspect one (or more) of the ingredients is causing our pet to have an allergic […]



List of Veterinary Specialist Practices and What They Do


A veterinary specialist is a veterinarian who has completed additional training in a specific area of veterinary medicine and has passed an examination that evaluates their knowledge and skills in that specialty area. The specialist’s expertise complements that of your veterinarian. You may be referred to a veterinary specialist if diagnosing or treating your pet’s […]



Preparing a Pet Safety Plan


Spring and summer are great. They bring sunshine and fun times and pretty flowers, but they also bring some rather scary weather. Even if you don’t live in an area prone to tornadoes, hurricanes, or other natural disasters, it is always a good idea to keep an emergency preparedness kit on hand and make your […]