Beattie Blog

  • Muzzle Training for Dogs

    Nov 29 2018

    A veterinary hospital is a scary place for many dogs. There are strange sounds, smells, unknown animals and strange humans. To make matters worse, these strange humans in white coats…

  • Cannabis and Pets

    Oct 20 2018

    As of October 17th 2018, cannabis became legal in Canada for recreational use. Due to the potential increased access and exposure of pets to cannabis products and baked goods, pets…

  • Rabies is Real

    Sep 28 2018

    In honour of World Rabies Day, this is a blog post about the rabies virus and rabies prevention. Since 2015, 300 animals have tested positive for rabies in Hamilton. Rabies…

  • Signs of Pain in Cats and Dogs

    Sep 17 2018

    As veterinarians, veterinary technicians and veterinary support staff, we are often asked how to identify signs of pain in pets. September is Animal Pain Awareness Month. Read on below to…

  • Back to School!

    Aug 26 2018

    It is almost back to school time! The change in routine and schedule can be disorienting for our pets. Here are some tips to help your canine and feline friends…

  • Cats and Kids

    Aug 22 2018

    You may have already read our recent blog post about safety with dogs and children, and how to teach children to be respectful of dogs. In this post, we will…

  • Teaching Children to Interact with Dogs Safely

    Aug 14 2018

    Most people love the idea of kids and pets together. There is nothing quite like growing up with a beloved furry sibling. However, as with all animals, safety is key…

  • Tick Prevention for Cats

    Aug 08 2018

    In the height of summer, you are likely already familiar with tick prevention for your dog, as many anti-parasitic medications are administered to dogs through the summer months.  . .…

  • Essential Oils and Pets

    Jul 29 2018

    Essential oils are trending; not only can you find many different varieties of essential oils in malls and online, they are often present in cool mist humidifiers in many homes…

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    The Importance of Yearly Wellness Exams

    Jul 22 2018

    At a recent visit to the Beattie Pet Hospital Ancaster location, you may have noticed the following posters in each of our exam rooms: Canine Preventative Guidelines Feline Preventative Guidelines…