Threats and Emergencies

ALERT – Fort Street Vet COVID-19 Response

AUGUST 1, 2020 — UPDATE Dear Fort Street Veterinarian Clients, The health and safty of our team, clients, and patients remains our highest priority. We are encouraged by the many ways our community has worked together to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Effective Saturday, August 1, 2020 we respectfully require masks/face coverings to be…

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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,…

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Holiday Safety Tips for Your Pets

While there are dangers lurking for pets during the holiday season, some are greater than others, and some dangers have actually been exaggerated. So here’s the scoop on some holiday threats to your pets.   Toxic Treats & Foods The foods listed below can be toxic or life threatening to your pets.  They can cause…

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How to Make a First Aid Kit for Your Pet

If your dog or cat is sick or injured the steps you take until you can get your pet to a vet may sometimes mean the difference between life and death. That’s why you should make and keep a Pet First Aid Kit in your home along with some basic first aid instructions. Below is…

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How to Protect Your Cat in a Tornado

In Nebraska, spring brings beautiful blooms…and ugly storms. That’s why it’s important to have an emergency preparedness plan for your 4-legged family members as well as for your 2-legged ones.   Kitty Needs to Take Cover, Too Bring your cat indoors if tornados are in the forecast. You may not have time to do so…

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How to Protect Your Pooch in a Tornado

In Nebraska, spring brings beautiful blooms…and ugly storms. That’s why it’s important to have an emergency preparedness plan for your 4-legged family members as well as for your 2-legged ones.   Get Your Dog to Safety Bring your dog indoors if tornados are forecast. You may not have time to do so later. Be proactive….

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Cancer is a Leading Killer of Pets

May is Pet Cancer Awareness month and it’s a subject we want to tell you more about, because cancer is the leading disease-related killer of dogs and cats.   Here Are Some Facts: Cancer kills 50% of all pet dogs over the age of 10 and 33% of those under 10. Cancer kills 33% of…

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How To Protect Your Pet From Poisoning

Protect Your Pet from Poisoning Are you aware of the common toxins that can poison your pet? Here are just some:   Common Foods Poisonous to Pets: Chocolate, grapes, raisins and currants, sugar-free gum and candy, fatty table scraps, onions, garlic, Macadamia nuts, unbaked bread dough and alcohol. Read more.   Top 10 Plants Poisonous to Pets: Autumn…

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My Pet Ate Something BAD!

It’s a fact…pets swallow the craziest things! Over the years we’ve removed so many pairs of underwear, ropes and toys from pets’ “insides” that we’ve lost count. For example, we recently had a dog try to eat two treats at the same time and passed out when they lodged in the back of his throat. In…

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