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 […]





JUNE 2015 – PET OF THE MONTH WINNER – MEET AMMO


Congratulations to Ammo, PetFirst’s June Pet of the Month! “We adopted Ammo back in December 2014 via Companion Pet Rescue after coming across his picture on one of the mainstream pet adoption sites. It was love at first site. Bryan, my fiance, is a police officer & is often subjected to highly stressful situations on […]



Ask These Questions When Shopping for a Pet Insurance Plan


A recent report showed that Americans spent a record $56 billion on their pets in 2014. A staggering $14 billion of that was spent on veterinary care. For major illness or surgeries, the average veterinary bill is about $4,000. These figures may have your stomach turning circles, terrified that your beloved best friend may require […]



Why does my cat do that?


It’s 3:00 in the morning and you’re in the middle of another “winning the lottery and moving to the beach” dream when your cat brings you back to reality by spring boarding off of your face and onto the nightstand. This is among many behaviors that likely leave you scratching your head and wondering why in the […]









Pet Insurance Claim of the Month – May 2015


MAY’S PETFIRST PET INSURANCE CLAIM OF THE MONTH! $1,520.01 paid to the family of Toby, a Border Collie Mix from Connecticut Freshly washed grapes looked too good to resist for a 1 year old Border Collie Mix named Toby. After eating the grapes right out of the sink, Toby started to feel sick. Toby’s family […]