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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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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Resource guarding is when a dog controls access to food, objects, people, and/or locations that are important to him through defensive body language or overt aggressive display. This is actually a relatively common canine behavior and can be influenced by a number of environmental and situational stimuli, including a dog’s natural instinct to survive.

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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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Easter is almost here, and with it bunnies, eggs, and chocolate are popping up everywhere!  Although most of us know the dangers associated with chocolate, additional risks to your pets include fatty foods, decorations, certain plants, Easter baskets, picnics, parties, egg hunts,  and parades! 

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Decide as a family what your new puppy will be permitted to do and what methods you will use to teach him household manners.  To prevent confusion and to be fair to the puppy, everyone must agree how to raise her.  You don't want one person praising her and another person saying "No!"  The more family members involved in training, the better.

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One of the main reasons dogs are given up to shelters every year is due to excessive barking. Barking is a normal canine behavior, as natural as humans speaking...

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Keeping your pets' teeth clean and their gums healthy is important for more than just pleasant breath. By age three, 80% of dogs are showing some symptoms of oral disease...

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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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Trying to find a joint supplement can be a daunting task if you don't already know what you want. (Sometimes even if you do.) Here are some of the more common ingredients used in joint supplements and how they are supposed to help... 

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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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