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What You Should Know About the New Dog Flu

You may have read in the paper or on our Facebook page that a new strain of highly contagious dog flu has shown up in Chicago. Concerned pet owners have been calling us with questions so here are some of the FAQS we’ve been getting.   Dog Flu FAQS: What is the dog flu? Canine influenza—or dog…

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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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Protect Your Cat and Save Money with Revolution

Once-a-Month Application Protects Your Cat From Fleas, Heartworms, Ear Mites & Multiple Parasites   “We highly recommend Revolution to our cat owners because even indoor kitties are at risk of parasites,” explains Dr. Tordrup. “Family dogs, houseplant potting soil and dirty litter boxes can promote parasites. You can even track parasites in on your shoes. “Plus, many cat…

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Flea & Tick Prevention for Puppies & Dogs

Only 1 Dose Every 12 Weeks Tasty Chewable Treats Your Dog will Like! Fort Street Veterinarian is excited to announce that Bravecto, an FDA approved, flea & tick treatment for dogs, is now being carried and prescribed at the clinic.   “We believe that Bravecto is an outstanding treatment for flea and tick prevention,” explains Dr….

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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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Does Your Pet Dream? Yes!

Ever hear your dog making little muffled barking noises while sleeping? Or watch your napping cat twitch her paws or tail? Well, if you think they’re dreaming, there’s evidence to support the fact that you’re right. In fact, dogs, cats and every mammal studied has experienced dreams, according to globalanimal.org. There are two main types…

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National Check Your Pet’s Microchip Day is August 15th

  Has your pet ever gone missing? It’s the scariest feeling in the world! You check all around the house, you check the yard, the neighborhood, but reality hits you…your pet is gone.   FACT: Unfortunately 1 in 3 pets goes missing during its lifetime. 90% of those pets never return home due to inadequate ID….

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Help Your Pet Avoid the Back-to-School Blues

For many pets, summer is a happy time. They get more attention because the kids are home from school…there are frequently more people around during the day for company…and there are more hours of daylight so families often stay up later and stay outdoors longer. However, once school doors reopen all that changes. While families…

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How to Care for Your Pets when Man or Mother Nature Sets Off Fireworks

It’s that time of year when outdoor noise levels increase substantially due to seasonal storms and outdoor fireworks. If you’ve a pet that reacts poorly to loud noises, there can be emotional fireworks in your home, too. Tips for Calming Your Pet: Stay calm and project an air of confidence. Pets are sensitive to their owners’…

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Fort Street Veterinarian Celebrates 10th Anniversary

PHOTO CAPTION: Sean Busselman “helping” dad set up the clinic. Dr. Busselman Looks Back and “Remembers When” Fort Street Veterinarian began as a one-man operation in 2004 and has grown continuously during the past decade, even during the rocky economic years. “Back then, I was working at an emergency pet clinic but was tired of…

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