Beattie Blog

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

    Jul 04 2016

    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…

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    Crate Training and Travelling With Your Cat

    Jun 02 2016

    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,…

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    Lyme Disease Awareness

    May 19 2016

    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…

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    The Basics: Puppy Training

    May 09 2016

    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…

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    What You Need To Know: Feline Spay and Neutering

    May 04 2016

    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…

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    What You Need To Know: Canine Spay and Neutering

    Apr 26 2016

    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…

  • Pyrethrin and Pyrethroid Toxicity in Cats

    Apr 26 2016

    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…

  • What You Need To Know: Fleas, Ticks and Prevention

    Apr 06 2016

    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…

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    What is heartworm disease?

    Mar 31 2016

    What is heartworm disease? Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease in pets in Canada/US and many other parts of the world. It is caused by foot-long worms…

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    How Prevention Can Reduce or Eliminate the Need for Pet Emergency Care

    Oct 11 2013

    Pet emergency care can save your pet’s life in a crisis, but preventing such a crisis in the first place is even better. Preventative care for your pet can save…