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 […]

New Puppy Checklist

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 […]

Puppy Vaccinations

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 […]

Puppy First-Aid Kit

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

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 […]