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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Did you know that the name of a pet food is far more important than just a brand identifier or cute marketing technique? The way a product is named, including the order of ingredient words is strictly regulated. For example, "Chicken and Rice Dog Food" is very different from "Rice and Chicken Dog Food and even "Chicken and Rice Flavored Dog food". - Read More...


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One of the biggest misconceptions about flea treatment is that switching brands is the same as rotating. Rotation of active ingredient is key in getting ahead of a flea infestation. The sad truth is, the majority of the products on the market today share a very few common active ingredients...

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Anyone who has ever shared their life with a pet with skin issues knows the frustration of, not only fixing the problem, but trying to figure out just what is actually causing the “itchy” skin. Allergies are a very common cause. Our pets can be allergic to everything from foods to fleas to their environment. A common misconception among owners of “itchy” dogs is that more bathing will help...  READ MORE

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The majority of dogs that are turned over to shelters are given up because they are exhibiting behaviors that their owner has been unable to correct. The dogs are given up out of frustration. A well trained dog is a joy to be around...

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It is estimated that 40% of pets in America are overweight. Moreover, approximately 25% of dogs in the United States are obese. It is important that we take responsibility for our pets. If a pet is overweight, it is almost certainly...

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As much as children (and many adults) love Halloween with its tricks and treats, there are many aspects of this holiday that are dangerous or downright spooky to your pet...

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The concept that neutering is right for pets individually and collectively is well accepted. Recent research, however, suggests surgical sterilization brings a complicated blend of long-term individual health risks as well as benefits. Two studies published in 2013, within a 2 month period, highlight the paradox... 

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Hints, Rules & Explanation - The 12 Days of Christmas begins November 24 (& each day) at 10 AM CST... [Click Title for Full Article]

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While you are decorating your home with trees, ornaments and lights and stocking up on special holiday treats, keep in mind that these activities could bring about holiday hazards for your pets...

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Depending on where you live, battling fleas (and all the problems they bring with them), never really ends.  Keep in mind that treating your pet is just one step in winning the flea war.  Treating your home and yard is absolutely essential. With the marketplace full of products that all claim to be the very best at controlling and killing fleas it’s important to use what works best for you, in your area...

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