Pug in Christmas lights

Holiday Threats to Your Pets: What’s Real, What’s Not

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.   Dangerous Decorations & Decor Tinsel and Ribbon: Avoid tinsel. It’s downright tantalizing to cats, and if eaten by either a cat […]

What is Atopic Dermatitis?

What is Atopic Dermatitis?

Atopic Dermatitis is the second most common skin disease in dogs that we diagnose and it’s nasty stuff. This chronic, lifelong condition is associated with allergies and causes inflammation, rash and itchiness. It usually shows up within the first 3 years of a dog’s life and symptoms usually get worse over time. It can be […]

Does your poor pooch suffer from itchy skin?

Does your poor pooch suffer from itchy skin?
This new therapy can help!

At Fort Street Veterinarian, we’re constantly on alert for the latest, proven medications and treatments to help our patients. We’re pleased to announce that we now have a new therapy called CYTOPOINT™ to treat dogs of any age suffering from the itchy skin of Atopic Dermatitis.  (What is Atopic Dermatitis?) Just 1 simple injection works […]

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 […]

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: […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cat Behavior Problems

There’s New Help for Cats with Behavior Problems

Does Your Cat… Spray or eliminate outside the litterbox? Urinate or defecate on your clothing or belongings? Hide a lot? Hyperventilate? Groom excessively? Act aggressively with other pets?   If so, your kitty may be suffering from fear and anxiety, two primary causes of cat behavior problems.   Solliquin™ Can Help Calm Your Cat Some […]