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Is Clicker Training Right for You and Your Dog?


If you have a dog, you probably have heard how clicker training is supposed to be more fun (and effective) for both you and your dog. It is also touted as enabling a faster learning turnaround than the more traditional voice command training.  Hearing that clicker training is a better option, you may have tried […]



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 […]



Pet Insurance Claim Of The Month – April 2015


APRIL’S PETFIRST PET INSURANCE CLAIM OF THE MONTH! $1,319.00 paid to the family of Maggie, an Aussie-Doodle from Oregon. Maggie, a 5 year old Aussie-Doodle with a history of dietary indiscretion, thought it was a good idea to eat 24 oz. of milk chocolate peppermint bark one night. Boy was she wrong. An hour later […]



Pet Insurance Claim Of The Month – March 2015


MARCH’S PETFIRST PET INSURANCE CLAIM OF THE MONTH! $4,877.32 paid to the family of Tiger, a Domestic Long Hair cat from Maryland Tiger, a 2 year old Domestic Long Hair cat, injured his right front paw when attempting to jump from a box to the countertop. His pet parents took him to the emergency vet […]



Pet Insurance Claim of the Month – February 2015


FEBRUARY’S PETFIRST PET INSURANCE CLAIM OF THE MONTH! $2,535.00 paid to the family of Onyx, a Mixed Breed dog from Connecticut Onyx, a 1 year old Mixed Breed dog, learned the hard way that he shouldn’t eat bones. 2-3 days after consuming a marrow bone, Onyx was vomiting and in a lot of pain. A […]



Pet Insurance Claim of the Month – January 2015


JANUARY’S PETFIRST PET INSURANCE CLAIM OF THE MONTH! $1,263.01 paid to the family of Boomer, a Miniature Australian Shepherd from Texas Boomer, a 2 year old Miniature Australian Shepherd, was attacked one night by suspected coyotes. His wounds were severe with extensive tissue damage and muscle tearing on both his left and right sides. After […]



Pet Insurance Claim of the Month – December 2014


DECEMBER’S PETFIRST PET INSURANCE CLAIM OF THE MONTH $1,858.69 paid to the family of Bumble, a Rottweiler from Indiana Bumble, a 10 year old Rottweiler, woke his mommy up one morning at 4 am to go out, which was unusual.  His pet parent then noticed that he had thrown up twice, again not normal.  Bumble […]



Pet Insurance Claim of the Month – November 2014


NOVEMBER’S PETFIRST PET INSURANCE CLAIM OF THE MONTH $2,494.89 paid to the family of Emma, an English Mastiff from Massachusetts Emma, a 2 year old English Mastiff, has a big appetite befitting of a dog of her size, however one day this monstrous appetite got her into big trouble. She wound up ingesting a plastic […]



March 2014 – Claim of the Month


MARCH’S BIG PET INSURANCE CLAIM OF THE MONTH! $4,557.24 – Paid to the family of Fuego, a 7 year-old Rhodesian Ridgeback. In November 2013 Fuego began battling cancer. A tumor was found in the soft pallet of his mouth near the back of his throat that unfortunately, could not be removed.  As the tumor grew […]



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Health Scare for Chocolate Lab is Covered Thanks to Pet Insurance Plan


PetFirst pet insurance reimburses pet owner $9,000 for care received during emergency vet visit.  A curious dog and a holiday bandana are not a good mix, especially for Delilah, a 5-year-old Chocolate Labrador Retriever from Coconut Creek, Fla. “Delilah is a delightful dog, very playful and curious,” said Kimberly Bruce, pet parent to Delilah, Duke, […]