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February 2014 – Claim of the Month


FEBRUARY’S BIG PET INSURANCE CLAIM OF THE MONTH! $10,000 – Paid to the family of Trapper, a 5 year-old mixed breed dog from Virginia. Over the summer Trapper suddenly became ill.  His symptoms came on quickly and included being lethargic and not eating.  His pet parents took him to the vet where he was diagnosed […]





December 2013 – Claim of the Month


PETFIRST’S BIG CLAIM OF THE MONTH! Meet Delilah, a 6 year old chocolate Labrador Retriever from Coconut Creek, Fla.  Delilah, like most labs is curious about everything.  However, her curiosity ended in a trip to the vet for foreign body surgical removal, along with lab work, x-rays and a few days stay in the hospital.  […]



One Greyhound And His Short-Tail Tale


You’ve probably heard of a rather controversial practice performed on many dog breeds in the US called “tail docking.”  It involves a shortening of the tail performed either surgically or via circulation-cutoff with a rubber band, and is generally done for cosmetic purposes.  In fact the practice is so controversial that despite being unrestricted in […]