Beattie Blog

  • Apr 17 2017

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    Marijuana Toxicity

    Poisonous to: Cats, Dogs       Level of toxicity: Moderate to severe If your dog or cat ate marijuana, call your veterinarian or Pet Poison Helpline immediately for life-saving treatment advice. Common…

  • Apr 10 2017

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    Quick info on Lyme Disease

    Transmission Infected ticks generally must attach for a minimum of 24 hours for transmission to occur. The spirochete replicates at the site of tick attachment, after which time it spreads to…

  • Apr 06 2017

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    Ticks, Ticks, and More Ticks!

    Ectoparasites are organisms that live on the outside of an animal. Ticks are fairly common ectoparasites of dogs (and cats). How often you see ticks on your dog and how severe…

  • Mar 27 2017

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    Breeding Complications – Be Aware!

    For all novice or potential future breeders – CAUTION – VERY descriptive and blunt in the explanation! SO YOU WANT TO BE A BREEDER? – Breeding the female So you…

  • Mar 20 2017

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    Fears, Anxieties, and Phobias

    It is natural to avoid situations that may be dangerous. Fears may range from a normal startle response to a sudden noise to an extreme phobia that interferes with a…

  • Mar 13 2017

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    Who is Ready for Heartworm Season?!

    What is heartworm disease? Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease in pets in the United States and many other parts of the world. It is caused by…

  • Feb 27 2017

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    Pet Dentistry – Comprehensive Oral Health Assessment and Treatment

    Ancaster Pet Dentistry for Dogs and Cats Comprehensive Oral Health Assessment and Treatment Families with dogs and cats often do not realize that their pets need regular dental care to ensure…

  • Feb 21 2017

    How to Incorporate Dental Care into Your Daily Routine…..

    Is your pet’s breath anything but a bed of roses? A bad or foul smelling odor is not just unpleasant – it may also by symptomatic of an undiagnosed oral…

  • Feb 14 2017

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    Pets Need Dental Care Too!!

    Yes, it’s True!  Our pets need dental care too! First thing to remember: Foul-smelling breath from your dog or cat is never normal. It’s a symptom of disease that you…

  • Feb 06 2017

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    Is Tea Tree Oil Safe for Pets?

      A frequently asked question…. Is tea tree oil safe for pets?  Below we have some data complied to help you discover the concerned faced with using tee tree oil…