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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New puppies should be vaccinated at 4-6 weeks for Parvo, then at 8, 12, & 16 weeks given a combination shot.  Annual vaccination for geriatric dogs should ONLY be given after consulting with your vet.  Strictly indoor house dogs do not need to be vaccinated for Lepto.  Please remember to read label instructions & always consult your veterinarian before administering any vaccines.



Which shots do I need to give my dog or puppy?  What do all those letters mean?  What is Lepto and do I need 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...


Leptospirosis is a disease that affects not only dogs but many kinds of animals Worldwide.  It is a disease caused by a type of bacteria called spirochetes. Dogs contract Lepto through a break in the skin or drinking water contaminated by infected urine. Animals that carry Lepto include...

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True or False?  A puppy only needs 2 or 3 shots when separating from mama, then 1 annually.
True or False? Your puppy’s first shots should be given at 6-8 weeks.
Find out these answers and more. You may be surprised.


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As a pet parent, the health of our dogs is highly important to us. While some things are unpreventable, kennel cough is a very preventable sickness. Click title above to learn more.
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