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on Tuesday May 12th, 2009 at 11:10 AM
Are you planning a summer trip that includes your furry friend? If so, youre not alone! According to a survey conducted by the American Animal Hospital Association, more than 68 percent of pet owners travel with their pets. While saving on the expense of boarding like a great idea, traveling with your dog or cat can present some challenges. Here are some tips to help you plan a fun vacation for you and your pet:
Schedule a pre-vacation veterinary exam and be sure to get documentation that all...
on Thursday April 23rd, 2009 at 01:04 PM
Bayer Animal Health has reported that within the past year, 35% of pet owners have cut costs on person and lifestyle items to afford their pets healthcare. This includes cutting expenses for clothing, beauty products and home accessories. Just how much would you have to give up to cover an unexpected veterinary bill for your pet?
Average Cost: $103
Personal Cost: Dinner for Two at a Nice Restaurant
Urinary Tract Infection
Average Cost: $206
Personal Cost: Five Trips for Two to the...
Some of usnever know what our dogs will try to eat next. Hopefully, you havent experienced the fear of knowing your dog atesomething they shouldnt coupled with the expense of making sure they get the veterinary care they need.
The veterinary community breaks foreign bodies into two categories: linear foreign bodies and non-linear foreign bodies. Here are the most common foreign bodies according to a study conducted bythe University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine:
Top 5 Linear...
- JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (Nov. 11, 2008) - PetFirst Healthcare LLC is continuing its growth by partnering with the grocery industry to add pet insurance to customers shopping lists. PetFirst recently launched a partnership with Topco Associates LLC to make pet insurance available to all 60 member-owners in its network.We now have the experience that allows us [...]
- PetFirst Healthcare Encourages Preventative Oral Health Treatments
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (January 28, 2009) - Pet advocates are encouraging pet owners to focus on their dogs or cats oral health during National Pet Dental Health Month this February. And it appears more Americans are paying attention, as national pet insurance provider PetFirst Healthcare saw claims for illnesses related to oral-health increase 179 percent during the past year.
Many pet owners dont place as much emphasis on...
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (December 18, 2008) - Nationwide pet insurance provider, PetFirst Healthcare, based in Jeffersonville, marked the holiday season by contributing to an organization that keeps four-legged friends close to its heart all year long, and that is one of the many organizations affected by recent city budget cuts.
PetFirst donated $500 to Louisville Metro Animal Services Animal Care Fund, providing medical care to animals in their custody, including spaying/neutering,...
- JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (August 26, 2008) - Pets are often overlooked during disasters and emergencies, as seen during the recent California wildfires which displaced 15,000 pets. With September being National Preparedness Month, PetFirst Healthcare recommends that pets be included in families emergency plans.Pets cannot survive on their own, said Brent Hinton, PetFirst chief executive officer [...]
- Do you know how to react if your dog or cat swallows some of your spilled prescription medication? What if your feline friend nibbles on your Easter lily? How about if your pooch licks a pool of spilled antifreeze? Everyday household items can present serious poison emergencies if ingested by your pet.
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