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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 […]

Dr. Christie Banks is ‘in the house’

Dr. Christie Banks ‘is in the house’

2016 was the best year yet for our clinic and 2017 is going gangbusters. That’s why we’re pleased to announce that another skilled and experienced veterinarian has joined our clinic, Dr. Christie Banks. Dr. Banks not only has expertise in general veterinary medical care but also has experience in veterinary dermatology, oncology, senior pet care […]

Allergic cat

How Kenny the Cat Licked Allergies

When Becky’s rescued kitty, Kenny, first began developing red bumps on his skin, she knew something was up. “The bumps were primarily in his ears and he’d scratch them a lot,” she says. “Plus, he had a red raw spot on his belly from licking there, too.” Becky took Kenny to Fort Street Vet and […]

Allergic cat

Your Cat’s Miserable & So Are You!

Does your cat…. Wheeze, sneeze, cough or snore a lot? Groom incessantly or chew tail, hindquarters and paws? Scratch at ears and eyes or have runny, weepy eyes? Vomit frequently or have diarrhea? Have bald spots or sores?   If so, your poor kitty may be suffering from fleas or allergies…making your life stressful, too. […]

Dog allergy symptoms

Your Dog’s Miserable & So Are You!

Does your dog… Scratch uncontrollably day and night? Constantly chew, dig, or lick paws, ears, lower back or belly? Have swollen paws or open sores or scabs?   If so, your poor pooch may be suffering from fleas or allergies…making your life stressful, too.   Here are the usual suspects and symptoms Flea Allergic Dermatitis: […]

Apoquel, relief for itchy pets

Introducing Apoquel®: It’s Fast Relief for Itchy Pets

We’re pleased to announce that we now have a new drug available to help pets 12 months or older suffering severely with allergies and dermatitis.   Called Apoquel, this new med appears to be as effective as corticosteroids, but has fewer and less severe side effects. What’s more, it’s fast acting.   It typically starts […]

Dog licks allergies

Meet Molly, a Mini Goldendoodle Once Plagued by Allergies…

…Now She’s a Peppy Pooch! An early spring brings beautiful blooms but also awful allergies that can torment pets as well as humans. For example, meet Molly, a 3-year-old Mini Goldendoodle that’s been battling allergies since she was a pup. When Molly’s owners, Pat and Ann, first took her to see Dr. Busselman, she was […]

Holiday Food Drive

Our Food Drive: Give a Little, Get a Little

  From now until December 31st, we’re holding a food drive to support the Open Door Mission. If you’ll help, we’ll give you DISCOUNTS to use in December 2016. Bring in 1 Nonperishable Food Item GET $5 OFF a Nail Trim – OR – $5 OFF an Anal Gland Expression Bring in 2 or More Nonperishable Food […]

Dog Behavior Problems

There’s New Help for Dogs with Behavior Problems

Does Your Dog… Urinate or defecate in the house? Hide, try to escape or run away frequently? Hyper-salivate, tremble or pant excessively? Bark excessively or exhibit destructive behavior? If so, your pet may be suffering from fear and anxiety, two primary causes of behavior problems in dogs.   Solliquin™ Can Help Calm Your Dog Some […]