Popular Dog Breeds: French Bulldog

French bull dogs are their own unique breed. The French Bulldog was recognized as a breed by the AKC in 1898. Ranked as 2nd most popular breed by AKC for the second year in a row. Average Height: Approximately 12 inches tall at the shoulder. Average Weight: 16-28 pounds. Life Expectancy:  Average lifespan is 11-14 years. Breed colors:  French bulldogs come in different […]

Tips for Pet Fur and Odor Free Home

There are so many pet-friendly and pet-eliminating products that can become your favorite essentials for your home, especially for new pet owners. Many pets tend to shed fur more than others, knowing your pet and their shed level is important while keeping your home pet fur and odor free. These few essentials will help eliminate […]

Pet-Friendly Essentials for Your Car

Rather you’re traveling with your dog a short or long distance it’s important to pack these essentials. When traveling with a cat the most important things to have are.

Popular Dog Breeds: Labrador Retriever

This breed has been ranked #1 for the 31st year in a row since 1991. The Labrador Retriever was recognized as a breed by AKC in 1917. Labs are sweet, friendly, high-energy dogs. They are great for families that are looking for an outgoing dog to make a part of their home. Below are a […]

Essential Items for Dogs on Rainy Days

It’s rainy outside but your dog needs to go for a walk or outside to go to the bathroom. Spring showers are here meaning it’s raining more often and you might not want to take your dog out. Here are a few essentials to have or take with you on those rainy days. It’s okay […]

3 Tips for Outdoor Play in Cold Weather

Cold weather can be ruff on us and our pets, but they still need to get some exercise! Here are 3 quick tips for getting through cold weather with your dogs. Clothing Get a jacket or sweater for your dog to use on especially cold days. Some pooches need a jacket when it’s 40 outside […]

New Puppy Checklist

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Jefferson Animal Hospital has provided you with a checklist of things you will need when getting your new puppy! Crate Helps with potty training Gives puppy a safe place High quality puppy food Feed less Less stool Better overall health Chew toys Keeps human toys safe Prevents foreign body Surgeries Treats Help with training Leash […]

Obedience and Behavior Training

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Obedience and Behavior Training Training is a very important factor to having a well mannered healthy pet. With proper training, you and your pet will have a happier relationship and build a stronger bond together. Whether you plan on training your pet to do therapy work, sniff out bombs, compete in agility, weight pull or […]

Fleas, Heartworm and your Puppy

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Fleas are a parasite that feed on blood from dogs, cats, and even humans at times! Adult fleas living and feeding on your pet make up only 1% of the flea’s life cycle. The other 99% of the flea’s life time is spent as eggs, larvae, and pupae in your carpet, furniture, drapes, etc. Dogs […]

Puppy Vaccinations

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Distemper: Distemper is a widespread, highly contagious virus that can cause vomiting, diarrhea, high fever, respiratory infections and seizures. It is about 90% fatal and survivors are usually impaired for life. —Hepatitis: Infectious canine hepatitis (ICH) is a highly contagious viral disease affecting the liver and other organs. Symptoms range widely, from mild to severe, and include […]

Teaching Your Dog to Tolerate Nail Trimming

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By now you have discovered how sharp dog toenails can be!  Those little nails will need to be trimmed frequently over the lifetime of your pet.  It’s a good idea to get him or her used to this procedure early so that you can do this basic grooming task easily and often.  The more often […]

Puppy First-Aid Kit

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Suggested Items For Your Puppy’s First-Aid Kit: 2 rolls of 3” gauze bandage 3” X 3” gauze sponges Nonstick adhesive tape Nonstick bandages Antibiotic ointment (e.g. Neosporin, Animax) Water soluble lubricating jelly (e.g. K-Y Brand)- to take temperatures and to keep debris out of open wounds Sterile saline solution (e.g. those used for contact lenses) […]

Common Pet Toxins

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Household Items Bleach Disinfectants Fabric Softener Tobacco Products Lighter Fluid Rat and Mouse Poison Insect Products Potpourri Solvents Oven Cleaner Foods Chocolate Onions and Onion Powder Coffee Grapes Garlic Alcohol Tea Leaves Macadamia Nuts Raisins Salt Gum and Candy Xylitol, (Sugar Substitute)/Sugar Free Gum Avocado Medications Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Acetaminophen Cold and Flu Medications Diet Pills […]