Beattie Blog

  • Jul 15 2016

    Stop Your Cat From Waking You up to Eat in 4 Steps

    It’s the one day you get to sleep in a little late, but your cat is on your head at 6AM singing the song of his (very hungry) people. It…

  • Jul 11 2016

    Autism – How The Human-Animal Bond Can Help

    WHAT IS AUTISM? Autism, also known as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is a developmental disability that can cause social, communicative and behavioral challenges that first appear in childhood but continue…

  • Jul 04 2016

    It’s A Hot One This Summer! Heatstroke: Know The Signs

    Know the signs: Heatstroke Even the most responsible pet owner can find themselves in a situation where their pet has heatstroke! This is why it’s so important to know the…

  • Jun 02 2016

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    Crate Training and Travelling With Your Cat

    Why are cats so reluctant to travel? Cats are highly attached to territory, and movement away from that secure base is not something that is undertaken lightly! Travelling in cars,…

  • May 19 2016

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    Lyme Disease Awareness

    What is Lyme disease? Lyme disease is caused by a spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi. A spirochete is a type of bacterium. It is transmitted to dogs through the bite of a…

  • May 09 2016

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    The Basics: Puppy Training

    At what age can I start training my new puppy? You will be training your puppy from the moment you bring it home and start to house train. Puppies start…

  • May 04 2016

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    What You Need To Know: Feline Spay and Neutering

    FELINE SPAY  What is meant by ovariohysterectomy or spaying? Spaying is the common term used to describe the surgical procedure known scientifically as an ovariohysterectomy. In this procedure, the ovaries…

  • Apr 26 2016

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    What You Need To Know: Canine Spay and Neutering

    CANINE SPAY Why should my dog be spayed? It is recommended that all female pets are spayed. Important reasons for doing so is that it benefits your pet’s health, and…

  • Apr 26 2016

    Pyrethrin and Pyrethroid Toxicity in Cats

    Pyrethrin and Pyrethroid Toxicity in Cats  Pyrethrin and pyrethroid are insecticides typically used for treating flea and tick infestations in pets. Found in many types of flea, tick, and insect…

  • Apr 06 2016

    What You Need To Know: Fleas, Ticks and Prevention

    Image 1. Flea Life Cycle Fleas and ticks are external parasites that suck your pet’s blood, and pose the risk of transmitting diseases to not just pets, but humans as…