Tropical Vets

PH: 07 4774 8764

123 Sample Street, Ingham

Holidays and heat...

Holidays are planned to be a fun and relaxing time, but they can also be a time of new or different temperatures, activities, foods and situations, which can cause quite a bit of stress, and even sickness, to your pet.

Please consider these things, and how they relate to your pet, over the next couple of months.

Temperatures... Heat Stress can kill!

Help your pet keep cool:
* try freezing their treats in large ice cubes
* fill a child's plastic pool with water
* walk early in the morning or late in the afternoon
* ensure water is fresh and filled
* trim excessively long or thick hair / coats
* provide a shady spot for any hour the hot Summer sun is shining


A Pet-Safe Christmas Tree:

*keep ornaments higher and well-secured on the tree, limiting glass or breakable ones

*keep electrical cords covered with plastic or cardboard tubes (to avoid your pet chewing them) and unplug them when not in use

*avoid edible ornaments, tinsel (can damage your pet's digestive system) and poisonous plants (like poinsettias, holly and mistletoe)

*many dogs and cats do not like citronella... this can be sprayed lightly to the lower branches and may deter curious dogs and cats


What to eat?

Please be careful when feeding your four-legged friends over the holidays - if you aren't sure what is safe, here is a list of NO foods!...
1. Ham bones or fat - cause obstructions or pancreatitis
2. Chocolate - heart failure and seizures
3. Onion or garlic - anaemia
4. Sultana's - kidney failure
5. Corn cobs - obstructions.
6. Macadamia nuts - seizures

The very best food for your dog or cat, all year-round, is its regular food. If you need tips on treats, come and see us... and remember to consider any treats in your pet's overall daily intake of food, so they remain 'fit for life'!


Stressful Situations...

Your dog and cat quite like 'predictable'. Predictable, for them, is safe.

Fireworks, new people / sounds / smells, travelling to and staying at different locations, loud music and dancing... might be wonderful and celebratory for us two-legged humans, but our four-legged pets mostly like things simple and quiet SO... please consider leaving them to go to bed, putting them in their crate or shutting them away somewhere comfy while the 'party' is on.

Also, if you're leaving your pet in care for their own holiday, please remember that they will need to be vaccinated a few weeks before they check in to be fully protected.

As always, ask our friendly staff for more information, make an appointment today, if you need to... and have a lovely, relaxing and blessed time with those special to you over this Christmas period!





For best health, animals in the Tropical North need to be vaccinated...

Do you sometimes wonder if there’s an easier way to remember the timing of your pet’s vaccinations, worming treatment and tick / flea prevention?

Free up your mind for more exciting things by being in the Tropical Vets database!
We’ll send out reminders for your upcoming appointments and all of their ongoing health care needs, in the way that you prefer… text? Easy! Email? No worries! 

Have a chat with us at your next appointment, or call us today, to make sure your animal and contact details are current... and that they are fully vaccination-protected for their age and situation.



...An important message about COVID-19...


Your local vet, Tropical Vets, has always taken the health of our clients (and naturally, their animals!), employees, visitors and community seriously.

We understand this is a very difficult and stressful time for everybody but for Tropical Vets to continue our care for your animals; for their regular or emergency surgery, to be available after-hours as well as our professional care day to day at each clinic, we need to take care of our veterinarian and nurse staff, too!

The risk: if a staff member is diagnosed with COVID-19 then our clinic would be put into quarantine and this would prevent us from providing any care to our patients from this clinic.


In the interest of public health, we ask that you please do not enter our clinic if:

  • You have returned from an interstate hotspot or overseas within the last 14 days.
  • You have knowingly been in contact with someone who has been diagnosed with Coronavirus (COVID-19) or has returned from an interstate hotspot or overseas within the last 14 days; or
  • You have a fever or flu-like symptoms.

If you are feeling unwell or want to better protect your health, and do not wish to enter our clinic, PLEASE let us know over the phone as you make your appointment, so we can make arrangements to meet you at your car / in the car park.

We still want to see, treat and care for your pet; it just means we need to take some extra precautions.

We can also discuss consultation options for any existing clients that have been quarantined or are high risk.

By all working together we WILL be able to continue to offer you the top quality care you are accustomed to from our family-run business.

Thank you for your support and understanding.



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Make an appointment at your closest Tropical Vets Clinic today to see us for all of your situation-specific pet care and animal care advice:

Atherton, Babinda (Wednesday), Innisfail, Mission Beach (Monday & Friday),

Tully, Cardwell (Thursday), Ingham,

North Shore Townsville and Ayr.


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