Help! I have an afterhours emergency!
Is there parking at Taringa Vet Surgery?
Yes, we have 5 parking spaces behind our building and one right at the front door.
What days can I book my pet in for surgery?
We perform surgery by appointment on Mondays through to Fridays.
Is pet insurance worth while?
We believe that pet insurance is a valuable investment. Answer two questions to determine if you need it.
1) Would go to great lengths to get your pet the veterinary assistance they needed, even if it cost $1000s?
2) Do you have ready access to these sorts of funds?
Most of us will answer yes to the first question but no to the second, if so then pet insurance is for you.
Think of it the same way as you might comprehensive car insurance or travel insurance, hopefully you won't need it but if you do you'll be glad you have it!
What food brands do you stock?
We mainly stock the prescription diets of Royal Canin and Hills. We also keep in a limited range of Advance food for those pets who don't need a special diet.
Feel free to call us to check if we have your pet's diet, if not we can order it in for you. We get deliveries on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons.
Are there paralysis ticks in Taringa?
Yes! There are many pockets of bushland around Taringa, St Lucia, Toowong, Indooroopilly, Chapel Hill and Fig Tree Pocket where bandicoots thrive. Bandicoots are not susceptible to the toxins of the paralysis tick so the act as a reservoir for ticks and can even carry them into your back yard should they be burrowing around in there.
What do I do if I find a paralysis tick on my pet?
If you find a paralysis tick on your pet it must be removed immediately. If it is large enough the least painful way to do this is to grasp it gently with your fingers or a tick hook and rotate it (3-4 full revolutions) until it lets go. If it is too small to do this you can use tweezers to pull it out.
It does not matter if the head is left in and you will not squeeze more poison into your pet by removing it! Please do not try to kill it first as you may inadvertently harm your pet.
Once you have removed it, please take a photograph of it or store it in a sealed bag or container so you can bring it to us to be identified.
Monitor your pet closely for signs of tick paralysis and should you have any concerns contact us or the ARH immediately.
Even a few hours can be the difference between life and death when it comes to paralysis ticks!