Do you have a question for our Ready Vet team? View our frequently asked questions or feel free to give us a call.
When should I vaccinate my new puppy or kitten?
We follow the vaccination guidelines recommended by the World Small Animal Veterinary Association. Call and speak with one of our nurses today for our recommendation on when your pet’s first vaccination should be administered. At your vaccination appointment, Dr Matt will tailor a vaccination program to suit your pet’s individual needs.
What is the best flea and tick preventative for my pet?
Parasite prevention plans can be confusing. Ready Vet’s nurses offer flea and tick prevention plans for all cats and dogs, including a reminder call-back service by arrangement. We tailor each prevention plan based on the specific needs of your pet, your preferred budget, and our extensive knowledge of the latest products on the market. Drop by the surgery or call and speak with one of our friendly nurses today.
Do you bulk bill? Can I have credit or a payment plan?
The government—via Medicare—gives Australian people free or subsidised access to hospitals, doctors and medical treatment. This tends to create a public misconception that pet health care costs more than human health care (not true). We appreciate that paying for pet health care without the same government subsidisation that we enjoy when we visit a hospital or the doctor can be difficult. However, in order for our practice to operate, pay its staff, and pay its bills, we need payment from our clients on the day of service or discharge. We don’t provide credit, payment plans or accounts.
My dog won’t let anyone - including your nurses - trim his nails. What can I do about this?
Watch this footage from Dr Sophia Yin on how to counter-condition nail trim phobia.
Is there anything I can do to calm my dog during a storm?
Be at home with your dog during storms if possible and bring your dog inside. Mask the noise of thunder by adding other noises like TV or classical music or place your dog in the most sound-proof area of the house. Wardrobes are very sound-proof and the smell of your clothes will comfort your dog! Talk to our team about the use of synthetic pheromones or a ThunderShirt to calm your dog.
What are the signs that my pet has a paralysis tick?
Common signs of early paralysis are hind-limb weakness, vomiting, retching and/or a change of voice. As the toxin spreads it can lead to drooling, frothing from the nostrils, laboured breathing and more widespread paralysis. Early treatment is key to increasing your pet’s chance of recovery. Call us immediately if you suspect a paralysis tick.
If my dog is pregnant and I’m not a breeder, do I still need a Supply Number to sell or give away the puppies?
Yes. To promote responsible dog breeding, the Queensland Government requires all people selling or giving away puppies to include their Supply Number with the dog’s microchip details. There are some exceptions for primary producers breeding working dogs. We recommend you check the regulation with the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.
I’m just travelling through the area. Can I bring my pet in to see you?
Absolutely! We welcome people and pets travelling through our beautiful region. Pop in and ask us about parasite cover for the local area, or maybe to use our scales if holiday indulgence is an issue! And if it’s something a bit more serious, we’re happy to phone your vet for patient history so we’re on the same page.
Do I need to make an appointment?
Our consultations are run by appointment, but if there’s an emergency please come straight in (we do not operate an after-hours service). We can be ready to help even sooner if you are able to call ahead to let us know you’re coming. Feel free to drop in anytime for advice on parasite prevention or weight loss—our nurses are always happy to help.
A vet your pet will trust
A trip to the vet doesn’t have to be scary for your pet. We help our patients and their owners feel relaxed and comfortable.