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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:   […]



SEPTEMBER’S PETFIRST PET INSURANCE CLAIM OF THE MONTH!


$1,044.68 paid to the family of Sammie Shayne, a 3-year-old pup from Okatie, SC Sammie is your typical 3-year-old dog, with a playful personality who loves to romp around with her two fur-sisters. That changed when Sammie’s parents heard her yelp and ran in to find her in a tussle with a Copperhead snake. With […]



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  […]





Hip Dysplasia: What you need to know


Hip dysplasia is a chronic condition that often occurs in large-breed dogs (and, to a lesser extent, overweight small dogs and cats) in which the ball and socket joint of the hip is misaligned or malformed, resulting in a joint that grinds rather than sliding smoothly. This can lead to severe pain for your dog, […]



Pet Overheating in Summer


The NOAA recently announced the findings of an international study that determined 2014 to be the warmest year on record, and one can scarcely pass a day without hearing of a pet dying of heatstroke inside a hot car. Tennessee recently passed a controversial piece of legislation granting legal permission for passersby to forcefully enter […]



New Pet Essential Supplies


Few things are as exciting as bringing home a new pet, but if you’re unprepared, it can also be a confusing and stressful experience. Dogs and cats unfortunately cannot talk to tell you what they need to be safe and comfortable, so let’s look at some essential supplies you should have on hand before bringing […]



How to Control Aggression in Dogs


Dogs have been man’s best friend since their wolf-y ancestors first discovered food was easier to get by following around human hunters. However well dogs have adjusted to domestication, they have retained some attributes and habits from their feral predecessors, including aggressive behaviors. Even the most docile of dogs can display aggression when confronted with […]



Pet Cancer Signs & Symptoms


Cancer accounts for nearly half of all disease-related pet deaths every year. Dogs get cancer at nearly the same rate as humans (approximately one in four dogs will develop cancer at some point in his life). Half of all dogs over the age of 10 will develop cancer at some point. It is theorized that, […]