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.



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! 



Get a free picture with Santa at Jeffers on Nov. 11, 2017. There is no charge for the picture, but we will be accepting donations for the Dothan Animal Shelter. Kids and pets welcome. 


Praziquantel is the active ingredient in Fish Tapes and Tape Worm Tabs™. Praziquantel is safe for puppies over 4 weeks of age.  Praziquantel is FDA approved for use in dogs.  Fish Tapes is labeled for fish, but not for use in dogs for the treatment of tapeworms.  (Click Title for Full Article)


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New perches and small branches can make a fun and interesting play area for pet birds. However there are many plants and woods that are not safe for birds...


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Dogs are social animals whose evolutionary history makes them willing and able to live in groups.  Group living enabled wolves to work together to obtain food, raise their young, and defend their territory.  It would be counter-productive for members of a group to fight with each other and risk injury.  Although domestic dogs are not wolves, they do have a social structure...



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...



Deciding to start a business is exciting, exhilarating and emotional (scary, crazy, thrilling are all adjectives that come to mind!). So what are the answers to the “Who, What, When, Where, Why, & How” questions about DooKashi? We asked Nancy DeMond, co-founder and co-owner. Click title above to find out the whole story.



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.



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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