Traveling this Thanksgiving? Tips for keeping your pets happy.

IN THE CAR Beep beep! Keep these tips in mind for the ride… To minimize anxiety, prepare your pet for the long ride by taking shorter trips the weeks leading up to your travel day. Give them treats! Consider buying a specially designed pet seat belt or carrier for safety. Never leave your pet unattended […]

Have no fear! These tips will keep your pets safe on Halloween.

Have no fear! These tips will keep your pets safe on Halloween.

Halloween can be full of fun…and fear. Keep your furry family members safe and sound with these tricks and treats: Beware of unsafe costumes If you plan to play dress up with your pets, be sure the costume isn’t too tight or annoying. Make sure the costume doesn’t cover your pet’s eyes, which can make […]

New look for Fort Street Veterinarian entrance

Have you heard? Our entrance got a new look

Fort Street Vet just got a lot cuter! We’re, of course, talking about the new graphics recently installed to our storefront windows. Not only do the decals include adorable pups and cats, they also include entrance labels to help direct your visit. Bringing Fido in for an appointment with one of our doctors? Or dropping […]

Back to school: Training tips for your dog

Backpacks, crayons, yellow school buses. Yep, it’s that time of year. The kids are back to school…but what about your dogs? Maybe it’s time they brush up (or develop) their “sit, stay, shake” skills. Here are a few tips on training your canine. Ready? Class is in session! Think positive reinforcement Stock up on treats! […]

Pet Allergies By The Numbers

Watery eyes? Itchy skin? Sneezing? No, not you. YOUR PET! Just like humans, cats and dogs can have allergies to foods, bug bites and more. Here’s what you need to know about common allergies and how you can provide relief to your furry friend.   7 signs your pet might have allergies 1. Wheezing, coughing or snoring […]

Ick! Ticks!

Ick! Ticks!

Warm weather brings ticks and this summer may bring a bumper crop, say the experts. So here are some facts you should know: TICKS carry many diseases such as Lyme Disease & Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever; both can infect pets & people. Illnesses from ticks can cause fever, anemia, paralysis, lameness & more. Infected pets […]

Cat amongst flowers

Some Plants and Mulches Pose Big Threats to Pets

Cocoa bean mulch, found in many garden centers, looks pretty and smells like chocolate but it can seriously harm—even kill—your dog! Dogs, like humans, are attracted to it but the cocoa bean shells contain two compounds highly toxic to dogs—theobromine and caffeine—also found in chocolate. The risk to your pet depends on his or her size, […]