Tag Archives: Pet Insurance

Learn more about the benefits of pet insurance, and dog and cat insurance coverage options.

Yikes! My Pet Has Fleas! What Do I Do?

Here’s the lowdown on getting your pet’s flea infestation under control: First things first – a visit to your veterinarian is in order to stock up on some flea killing ammunition. If your pet is heavily infested with visible fleas and flea dirt your veterinarian may orally administer a Capstar pill. This pill will begin […]

Bee Stings for Dogs and Cats- What You Need To Know

Spring has sprung and with it Mother Nature has released all of her creepy crawlies. Do you know what to do if your curious and inquisitive cat or dog stumbles upon a bee or wasp and is stung? Bee and wasp stings can range from mild symptoms to potentially life threatening. Keep reading so you’ll […]

Meet The PetFirst Pet Insurance Team: Fran Mitchell, Claims Manager

Your name:  Fran Mitchell How long have you been working at PetFirst:  2.5 years Pets at home (name, age, species, breed):  Peanut, 12, dog, Beagle What is your role at PetFirst?  I am the Claims Manager, which means I am responsible for ensuring the claims are processed in a timely manner and according to the […]

Vaccination Schedule for Dogs – Downloadable PDF

  Vaccines are now being divided into two classes. ‘Core’ vaccines for dogs —  what vaccines should be given to every dog. ‘Noncore’ vaccines are recommended only for certain dogs. Whether to vaccinate with noncore vaccines depends upon a number of things including the age, breed, and health status of the dog, the potential exposure […]

Vaccination Schedule for Cats – Downloadable PDF

  Experts generally agree on what vaccines are ‘core’ vaccines for cats — what vaccines should be given to every cat, and what vaccines are given only to certain cats, or ‘noncore’ vaccines. Whether to vaccinate with noncore vaccines depends upon a number of things including the age, breed, and health status of the cat, […]

Meet the PetFirst Pet Insurance Team – Jodi Austin, Claims Coordinator

Your name: Jodi Austin How long have you been working at PetFirst: 1 year Pets at home (name, age, species, breed): Annabelle, 11, canine, pug What is your role at PetFirst? Claims coordinator What did you do before working at PetFirst Pet Insurance? Veterinary technician school What attracted you to come work at PetFirst? Being […]

Balto, a Rescue Dog, Helps Students of His New Mom With Reading & Spelling Words

“I will never have another dog,” or so I thought after our sweet boy, T.J., passed away at the ripe old age of seventeen. T.J. was a member of our family, and his parting was a bitter pill to swallow for all of us.  I’m sure many others have gone through this same experience—it’s hard […]

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 […]

Not spaying your female dog? Here’s what you need to know about dog periods.

One of our PetFirst employees was looking at adding a new addition, a female miniature poodle, to his family and was weighing the option of not spaying her. We thought – I bet other pet owners are weighing the same decision! So, we decided to do the research for you, to help educate you on […]