Pet Blog


Jeffers Pet Blog strives to be informative, entertaining, and helpful. We hope to answer some common questions in regular everyday language for people who want the best for their pets. 

Please visit our Equine Blog and our Livestock Blog for helpful tips & hints for larger animals.



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As the seasons start to change from fall to winter people adjust their routines and plan for colder weather.  It's important to take a few minutes to prepare the four legged members of our family for colder weather, too...

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It’s great to look forward to some warmer weather, but the warmer climate can produce skin problems for your pet. 


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Canine influenza (CI), or dog flu, is a highly contagious respiratory infection of dogs that is caused by an influenza A virus. The signs of this illness in dogs are cough, runny nose, and fever. There are precautions you can take...

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Like many other species of animals, birds can get external parasites. If you discover that your bird has mites, it needs to be treated quickly. Not only can it make your bird sick, but many mites can spread to humans.

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CAUTION! The images and information contained herein may be disturbing . If you think treating fleas is simple and only needed in the summer, you may need to hold on to something. Read More...

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At one time or another, most of us have watched our dogs have a bout of the sniffles or diarrhea. Many of us have wondered if we, too, were at risk of getting sick. Diseases that are passed from animals to humans are zoonotic illnesses. The most well known and most feared zoonotic disease is rabies. Read More...

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Diabetes, a common condition for humans, is also relatively common in domestic animals, like dogs and cats. Type 1 diabetes is the more severe form of the disease, as it is dependent on daily insulin injections... 

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Did you know that your dog may have worms even though you see no evidence of them? 
With the exception of tapeworms, which may be accurately diagnosed visually, the best way to diagnose worms in your dog or puppy is to have your veterinarian perform a fecal exam.  It is possible however, for your dog to have worms, yet show no eggs in the stool.  For this reason it is extremely important to deworm your dog regularly...

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Most folks enjoy summer, and warmer weather and flowers and outdoor activities and all of the things that come along this time of year. But there are several things that come along with the season that are not so welcome. There are dangers to people and pets that increase with the coming solstice...

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How do I know which shot to give my dog or puppy?  What do all these letters mean?  What is Lepto and when is it OK to vaccinate for it?  What is the difference between a 5 way and a 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10 way shot?

Do any of these questions sound familiar?

There seems to be a lot of confusion and some very common misconceptions about puppy shots and dog vaccinations in general...

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