At Northside Vet Care, we strive to provide the best possible care and support for you and your pet, and to share a range of healthcare and treatment options to make sure you can make the best possible decisions for your pet. We provide an extensive range of medical and surgical services as well as complimentary services for healthcare advice.
ANNUAL HEALTH CHECKS
Annual health checks allow the early detection of many conditions, and also give you the opportunity to discuss any concerns or problems you may have about your pet. Due to our pet’s shorter lifespan, this is like you going to your doctor and dentist every 5 to 7 years!
Often senior pets and any animals with known health issues need to see a vet much more frequently. Our very experienced vets will discuss with you recommendations for revisits and checkups as part of an individualised treatment or health management plan.
Vaccinations are not only safe and effective; they are an important and fundamental piece of your pet’s preventative healthcare plan. Advances in veterinary immunology have made diseases that once were relatively common and fatal to pets easily preventable. Additionally, with each passing year, veterinary science is improving on existent vaccines as well as increasing our ability to prevent an even wider array of contagious diseases.
Our veterinarians truly believe that our carefully balanced approach is the best means to prevent infectious disease and the possibility of your pet having an adverse reaction to a vaccine.
Has your pet missed getting vaccinations each year?
We make a commitment to our patients to be a partner in their health care, so we always get concerned when we notice that our patients aren’t fully protected against preventable diseases. Perhaps you stopped vaccinating after their puppy/kitten course? If the answer is ‘yes’ then give us a call and we can help make a new health plan to have your pet protected again.
A collar and tag can be lost, but a microchip is there for life. One aspect of responsible dog ownership is the identification of your pet. A Microchip implant is the new technology available for life time identification. At the size of a grain of rice, insertion is by simple injection. It is a legal requirement that all puppies are microchipped before they go to a new owner. If this is not done for some reason, Queensland State government regulations state that it becomes your responsibility to have this done as soon as possible after acquiring the new pet.
A very important part of preventative health care for your pet is to protect him or her against parasites. Heartworm, intestinal worms, fleas and ticks are much more than just pests; they can cause life-threatening conditions in your pet and cause severe, potentially fatal, health problems for you and your family. There are certainly many available treatments on the market for parasite control, some being more effective than others. We only sell the safest and most effective products at the veterinary clinic. Which one you choose to use is often a personal preference, but we can give you some guidelines to help you make the best decision for your situation.