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7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Adopting a Pet

When is the best time to adopt a new puppy or kitten? We’re tempted to say any time is the best time. Fall’s crisp weather, for instance, makes for good long walks in the evening with your new canine and cozy couch cuddles with a new feline friend. However, in reality, we know the best…

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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!…

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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…

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How to give your pet a healthy diet

Just like humans, pets need a balanced diet to live a full, healthy life. But what does that look like? Should they eat table food? How many treats? And what’s all this about grain-free foods. Today on the blog, our veterinarians answer your most frequently asked questions. You asked: What should I look for when…

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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…

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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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FREE Holiday Thank-You Gifts for Clients

As we count our blessings this Thanksgiving, we count ourselves lucky to have customers like you. Thank you for making this year an incredible success! All of us at Fort Street Veterinarian wish you and your family and pets a joyful holiday season.     A Token of Our Appreciation We’re grateful for your continued…

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Annual Holiday Food Drive Kicks Off

  One more reason we’re grateful this time of year is because so many of you help us help others by donating to our Annual Food Drive on behalf of the Open Door Mission. We try to show our appreciation, too, by discounting some of our services. From now until Christmas… Bring in 1 Nonperishable…

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Wendy, Mason & Sophie’s Story

“There’s never a doubt Sophie is getting the best possible care.” “We are new clients at Fort Street Veterinarian. We’ve been taking our English Mastiff puppy (Mason) and our black lab (Sophie) to Dr. Banks. I brought our Sophie to Dr. Banks because Sophie has been a complicated medical case with a few different health…

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