PetFirst Casting Call!


Do you dream of seeing your name in lights? Does your pet have a certain star quality? Good news: You and your pet could find your fifteen minutes of fame on the PetFirst homepage! We’re looking for your best selfies with you and your pet(s) to appear on our homepage. Entry is simple: just post […]



Homemade Dog Treats


  National Dog Day has come and gone, but there’s no reason why you shouldn’t celebrate your best furiend every day of the year. Making your own dog treats is one of the best ways to show your pup how much you love them, and it helps ensure that they’re getting only the best ingredients. […]



Basic Pet Health Care Timelines


Pets are an intrinsic joy and bring an incredible amount of unconditional love to our lives. However, they also require consistent maintenance to ensure that they live a long, healthy, and happy life with us. Whether you’re just bringing home a new puppy or kitten, or you’re a seasoned pet-parent, keeping up with everything your  […]



Canine Arthritis: What You Need to Know


Dogs’ joints go through a lot: running, jumping, playing, protecting you from certain death every day when the mailman comes by to undoubtedly murder your entire family. The physical demands of your dog’s day-to-day “being a dog” life can sometimes open them up to injuries, muscle tears, and arthritis. With a little TLC, you can […]





Pet-Friendly Businesses


With summer temperatures soaring across the country, it is critically important not to leave your best fur friends in a hot car even for a moment. Fortunately, there are plenty of pet-friendly businesses that you may not know allow dogs inside. If you’d like to take your pup for a well-deserved car ride, consider any […]



Pet Overheating in Summer


The NOAA recently announced the findings of an international study that determined 2014 to be the warmest year on record, and one can scarcely pass a day without hearing of a pet dying of heatstroke inside a hot car. Tennessee recently passed a controversial piece of legislation granting legal permission for passersby to forcefully enter […]



Shedding Season is Upon Us!


Summertime is in full swing, and that means sunshine, vacations, and, for humans with dogs and/or cats, shedding. It’s coat-blowing season, and regardless of your dog’s size or coat, you’re likely seeing hair on everything you own. While shedding is a normal thing and most of us know this going into this whole living-with-a-pet thing, […]



Keeping Your Pup Safe this Fourth of July


Most people claim Christmas and Thanksgiving as their favorite holidays, but we’d be willing to bet that the Fourth of July is a close second for many. And why not? It has everything: good food, great weather, explosions, beer. However, there’s likely one member of the family who is terrified of and loathes Independence Day: […]



Re-Homing a Pet


Pets are part of the family, and when you bring a pet into your home, you do it with the expectation that they will spend the rest of their lives with you and your family. Unfortunately, sometimes life takes our plans and throws them right out the window, and we’re faced with circumstances in which […]