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For enquiries text 0420 702 353

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Dr Jade Patterson Straddie Vet

Services

Providing veterinary care on North Stradbroke Island 

Straddie Vet can supply you with specific pet food or medications, including preventative medication for intestinal worming, tick and flea control and heartworm prevention.

Annual health checks / Preventative care

Adults (1 to 7 years of age)
It’s easy to take the health of your dog or cat for granted during their active years, when they appear to ‘look after themselves’ and need very little additional care. However this is the stage where preventative care is most critical and the financial gains, that come in the form of savings in the next life stage (the senior years). They need regular vaccination, parasite prevention, dental & skin care & health assessment. This can all be done at a yearly health assessment and vaccination with Jade.

Annual health checks / Preventative care

Seniors (Over 7 years of age)
The ageing of your pet is a natural process and is irreversible. As cats and dogs grow older, their bodies undergo significant changes and their need for care and attention increases. Many diseases associated with advanced age can be prevented or successfully treated.

Some common health problems found in senior pets include:
• Obesity
• Arthritis
• Gum / Tooth disease
• Tumours
• Impaired Senses
• Kidney disease
• Heart disease
• Liver disease
• Behavioural changes

Although some age related diseases in your pet cannot be treated, the onset of many can be delayed or treated successfully if they are detected early.

Heart worm prevention and testing

Heartworm is an important disease to protect your pets’s against and is transmitted by mosquito’s. If your pet is overdue for HW prevention, Jade is able to do an in-consultation HW test that takes 8 minutes to process.

Jade can offer her expert advice on what heartworm preventative is best for your pet, depending on your unique situation and needs.

Puppy vaccinations

The first few weeks of your puppy’s life are critical in terms of disease prevention and adapting to your household. Puppies need vaccinations, de-worming, health check-ups, and behaviour consultation provided in a series of simple examinations at four-week intervals.

Vaccinations for puppies
C3 vaccine at 6 weeks of age
C5 vaccine at 8 weeks of age
C3 vaccine at 10 weeks of age

A C5 vaccine is a C3 vaccine combined with a KC vaccine)
C3 vaccinates against:


Parvovirus: fatal bloody diarrhoea

Distemper: coughing, diarrhoea, seizure, loss of balance, blindness

Hepatitis: vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, liver failure
Once the puppy vaccinations are complete, this vaccine is given every 3 years for life.

KC vaccinates against:
Bordetella Bronchiseptica:


Kennel cough
Parainfluenza: kennel cough
Once the puppy vaccinations are complete, this vaccine is given once yearly for life. At Straddie Vet, the intranasal KC vaccination is given as it is safer and provides more effective immunity.

Kitten vaccinations

The first few weeks of your kitten’s life are critical in terms of disease prevention and adapting to your household. Kittens need vaccinations, de-worming, health check-ups, and behaviour consultation provided in a series of simple examinations at four-week intervals.

Vaccinations for kittens
F3 vaccine at 6~8 weeks of age
F3 vaccine at 12 weeks of age
F3 vaccine at 16 weeks of age

F3 vaccinates against:

Feline Panleukopaenia: gastroenteritis, fever, vomiting, diarrhoea, liver failure or sudden death
Feline Calici virus: cat flu sneezing, conjunctivitis, mouth ulcers

Feline Herpes virus: cat flu sneezing, depression, conjunctivitis, inappetence or permanent nasal & sinus infection

FIV vaccine is available on request:

Feline Immunodeficiency virus (FIV): It causes an AIDS-like syndrome. It is transmitted from cat to cat mostly through direct contact of fighting. If your cat is not 100% indoors, especially at night and is prone to fighting you may want to consider this vaccination.

Adult dog vaccinations

Adult dogs require a C3 vaccination every 3 years and a KC every year for life to remain fully protected.

A C5 vaccine is a C3 vaccine combined with a KC vaccine
C3 vaccinates against:


Parvovirus: fatal bloody diarrhoea

Distemper: coughing, diarrhoea, seizure, loss of balance, blindness

Hepatitis: vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, liver failure

KC vaccinates against:

Bordetella Bronchiseptica: kennel cough

Parainfluenza: kennel cough
At Straddie Mobile Vet, the intranasal KC vaccination is given as it is safer and provides more effective immunity.

Adult cat vaccinations

Adult cat’s require an F3 vaccination every year for life. Additionally FIV vaccinations can be given if the life style of the cat suggests it may be necessary.

F3 vaccinates against:

Feline Panleukopaenia: gastroenteritis, fever, vomiting, diarrhoea, liver failure or sudden death

Feline Calici virus: cat flu sneezing, conjunctivitis, mouth ulcers

Feline Herpes virus: cat flu sneezing, depression, conjunctivitis, inappetence or permanent nasal & sinus infection

FIV vaccine is available on request:

Feline Immunodeficiency virus (FIV): It causes an AIDS-like syndrome. It is transmitted from cat to cat mostly through direct contact of fighting. If your cat is not 100% indoors, especially at night and is prone to fighting you may want to consider this vaccination.

Intestinal Worm Prevention

All pets should receive regular intestinal worm prevention. This is of particular importance if your pets share the house with young children or the elderly.

Adult dogs and cats should be given a preventative every 3 months for life.

Puppies and kittens should be de-wormed:

Every 2 weeks from birth until they are 12 weeks of age

Every month from 12weeks to 6 months of age

Every 3 months for life after 6 months of age

Flea & tick control

Fleas and paralysis ticks are a major problem on the island. Ideally, all pets should be on some form of preventative for both. Jade stocks a variety of preventatives and is happy to discuss what is best for your individual pet’s needs and situation. Talk to her about it next time she visits your pet!

Dental health checks

Jade will do a full dental health check as part of any routine consultation and be sure to advise you if she has any concerns. Dental health is extremely important as dental disease can lead to other more complicated problems if left untreated as well as causing pain and discomfort to your pets.

A good start is to ensure you pet is on a good quality dry food diet. Limit soft/wet food to a minimum. Raw (lean) bones are a good way of helping teeth stay clean and give your pet something to do.

Birds and exotic pets welcome

Jade has spent many years working with exotic and unusual animals. It is one of her passions. She would love to meet your feathered friends! She is happy to come to you for wing clips, beak trimming, health advice, routine care and take care of your little friends when they are not well.

Nutritional advice / Prescription foods

Straddie Vet can supply a range of different specialised and prescription foods. Jade is knowledgeable on many brands and varieties and can help you choose a brand and type of food that will best suit your pet. Jade recommends having your pet on a premium food for optimum health.

In house and external laboratory & pathology services

Jade can provide some basic in-house pathology services, these include:
• Heartworm testing
• Parvovirus testing
• Cytological examination of samples
• Urine analysis
• Blood glucose measurements
• Snake Bite detection

Straddie Vet can collect and send off samples for more comprehensive testing as needed, with a rapid turnaround time.

Microchip implantation and registration

All dogs and cats are required to be microchiped and registered with the appropriate council by the time they reach 6 months of age.

Jade is able to scan and implant microchips into your pet. The procedure is quick and relatively painless and can be done during a routine consultation.

Behavioural advice for pets

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Geriatric pet management

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Specialist referral

Jade will always offer what she considers to be the best treatment option for your pet. If this involves going off Island then Jade will help to make this as easy as possible for you all. Straddie Vet is happy to recommend and help facilitate ongoing treatment of your pet at either a specialist or general practice. Jade will liase directly with the referral clinic on your behalf to make the process simple and stress free for you. Once you are back on the island, Straddie Vet is happy to provide any on going care your pet may need.

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Consultations by appointment

Open hours varied due to COVID–19
Appoinment availability online 

For enquiries text 0420 702 353

General Business Open Hours for Appointment Bookings
Monday - Thursday | 9:00am - 2:30pm
(days / times may vary during school holidays)

Address:

2 Old Ballow Street, Amity Point
(access via Gore, then Chettle Street)

Phone:

0420 702 353

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