Asked Questions

There is no question too big or too small for our veterinary team. Below are some answers to our most common questions.

We Proudly Serve the of Pets Fort Myers, FL, and Beyond

At Companion Pet Care, we get a ton of interesting questions from pet parents. Below are some common FAQs that might help answer any questions or concerns. Please feel free to call us at (239) 219-6942 for any other concerns you might have about your pet.

Where is Companion Pet Care located?
Companion Pet Care
4989 Royal Gulf Circle
Fort Myers, FL 33966
How do I schedule an appointment?

To schedule an appointment, please fill out the form on our request appointment page or give us a call at (239) 219-6942. One of our friendly staff members will confirm your appointment via email or phone.

What do I do if my pet is experiencing an emergency?
If your pet is experiencing an emergency during our open-hours, please call our office right away and bring your pet into our animal hospital immediately—no appointment necessary. If your pet is experiencing an emergency during our after-hours, please call the following emergency pet hospital:

BluePearl Pet Hospital
9500 Marketplace Road, Fort Meyers, FL 33912
(239) 947-0588

Florida Veterinary Referral Center & 24-Hour Emergency Center
9220 Estero Park Commons Blvd. Suite 7, Estero, FL 33928
(239) 992-8878

Can I pay with my credit card?

At Companion Pet Care, we accept cash, checks, and all major credit cards (MasterCard, Discover, Visa), as well as CareCredit and pet insurance as forms of payment. Please visit our payment options page for more information.

When should I spay or neuter my pet?
We suggest that all pets be spayed or neutered. If you are not a breeder, and do not intend on breeding your pet, then spaying or neutering them offers a variety of health benefits to elongate their lifespan. Your pet should be spayed or neutered around five or six months of age.
Why do I need heartworm prevention? How many months should my pet be on heartworm prevention?
Heartworm disease is a serious disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes and can be fatal if left untreated. The treatment once a dog has heartworms is very expensive and takes months of exercise restriction and medications as well as painful injections. We recommend all pets be given year round heartworm prevention, regardless of lifestyle.

A simple blood test is needed to check your pet for heartworm disease on an annual basis. Heartworm prevention is administered once a month either by pill or by topical application. Depending on the specific product you and your veterinarian choose for your pet, heartworm prevention medication can prevent other parasite infestations including internal parasites (intestinal parasites) and external parasites (fleas and ticks).

Why does my pet need a dental cleaning and how often should this be done?
We believe an annual professional dental exam, tooth scaling and polishing are necessary to treat and maintain your dog and cat’s healthy teeth and gums. As your pet ages or his or her health needs change, advanced dental care may be required. Your pet’s teeth and mouth should be examined by us on a regular basis.
Do I need to brush my pet’s teeth at home?
Yes! Proper dental care at home is highly recommended to help maintain the oral health of your dog and cat. Home dental care for your pet should start early, even before their adult teeth come in. It is best if owners brush their dog’s and cat’s teeth frequently. Although tooth brushing is the best method of preventing plaque, calculus, and bacterial build-up, there are many options for dental home care. Other oral home care options such as dental formulated foods, water additives, and dental treats should be considered.