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Benefits of Microchipping Your Pet


Your dog ran off while at the park or the cat darted out the front door and you couldn’t catch him.  Oh no, what now?  Finding a lost pet is hard to do and for many pet parents can be a heart-wrenching experience.  Microchipping your pet is a step you can take as a pet […]





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PetFirst Testimonial of the Month – August Member Story


Congratulations to Elise Popowitz as the winner of our August PetFirst Testimonial Monthly Giveaway! “This is BUG, she is a 2lb Yorkie. She was surrendered to a Los Angeles shelter. The puppy mill she came from threw her out because she was flawed. I rescued her. The best of everything. Took her everywhere with me. […]



Pet Insurance Claim of the Month – August 2014


AUGUST’S PETFIRST PET INSURANCE CLAIM OF THE MONTH! $5,000 paid to the family of Pluto, a Jack Russell Terrier from California Pluto, an 11-year-old Jack Russell Terrier, underwent a laminectomy for intervertebral disc disease.  This procedure removed bone crowding the spinal canal which causes swelling and pain for the pet.  This is particularly common in […]





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Is your pet’s illness an isolated incident or a chronic condition?


PetFirst lets you know how you and your pet can prepare for unexpected recurring conditions. In most scenarios, sicknesses come and go.  But that isn’t always the case.  Unfortunately, people and pets alike can develop illnesses that require ongoing treatment, care, or medication for years, sometimes even for the rest of their lives. These costs […]



Acupuncture for Dogs and Cats


Alternative medicine is growing in popularity, and acupuncture for dogs and cats is on the rise. Acupuncture, a treatment used on horses and even cattle since the early 1900’s, is rising to become a commonplace veterinary treatment for dogs and cats. What is acupuncture? Merriam-Webster defines acupuncture as: “An originally Chinese practice of inserting fine […]





Pet Insurance Claim of the Month – July 2014


JULY’S PETFIRST PET INSURANCE CLAIM OF THE MONTH! $3,722.21 paid to the family of Bree, a Labrador Retriever from Oregon. Meet Bree, a 5 year old Labrador Retriever who found herself sick just a few weeks ago.  After chewing and swallowing something she shouldn’t have, Bree became very sick.  She ended up having emergency surgery […]