Category Archives: Breed Spotlight

Learn more about specific pet breeds and how they may fit into your family.

Top 8 Hypoallergenic Cat Breeds

Pet allergies are common and come in all forms of severity and sensitivities depending on the animal. In the United States, 3 out of 10 people with allergies have allergic reactions to pets, and considering that cat allergies are abouttwice as common as dog allergies, it’s no wonder why many Americans are on the lookout […]

Breed Health Spotlight: Chihuahua

When it comes to lap dogs, there’s no breed more suitable to lapsitting than the Chihuahua. What they lack in size, they more than make up for in personality. Overall, Chihuahuas are very affectionate and exceedingly loyal. They’re famous for their eccentricities and antics, which have made them one of the most popular dogs for […]

Dog Breed Health Spotlight: Yorkshire Terrier

One of the most popular breeds in America, Yorkshire Terriers are affectionate dogs who love playing and exploring. One of the smallest breeds, the average Yorkie weighs somewhere between four and seven pounds. When they’re not busy being energetic backyard adventurers, they have no issues curling up in an owner’s lap and being snuggled on for […]

Dog Breed Health Spotlight: Labrador Retrievers

Labrador Retrievers are beloved for their loyalty and friendliness, and their happy, tail-wagging nature makes them the perfect pet for families with children. This has earned them the title of America’s favorite dog, and by no coincidence, they’re also top on the list of PetFirst’s most insured purebred dog breed. Unfortunately, just like any other […]

CJ, a German Shorthaired Pointer, Wins Best in Show at Westminster: We break down the good, the not so good, and the adorableness of this breed

The German Shorthaired Pointer (GSP) was bred for hunting in 19th century Germany. They are known for their strong, powerful legs that allow them to turn quickly and speedily. Let’s learn a little bit more about the breed that took home the “Best In Show” at this year’s Westminster Dog Show. Breed Stats Size:   […]

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  […]