The Cat Hospital of Ft Myers

8841 College Pkwy.
Ft Myers, FL 33919

(239)489-4611

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some questions/answers that we are frequently asked. If you have additional questions that aren't covered here, please feel free to give us a call at (239)489-4611.

1. What are the Hospital hours?

   Our hospital is open Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm. On Saturdays we are open from 8:00am until noon. The clinic is closed on Sunday, and the last Saturday each month.

2. Do I need to have an appointment?

    Yes, patients are seen by appointment.

3. What forms of payment do you accept?

     Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Discover Card, and Care Credit.

4. Can I make payments?

    Payment is required at the time of service.

5. At what age can I have my pet spayed or neutered?

   Spaying or neutering can be done at approximately 3 months of age. Your pet is given an exam prior to surgery to help determine whether your pet is healthy enough to undergo the surgical procedure. Current vaccinations are required at the time of surgery. Also a pre-anesthetic blood screen is required prior to undergoing anesthesia and surgery.

6.  What is the pre-anesthetic blood screening?

   This is a blood test that is run here in the clinic or sent to an outside lab (depending on the patient's age and health status) prior to surgery. It tests the organ functions and blood counts of your pet. The pre-anesthetic blood screening is done to help assure safety during surgery and the ability to heal following surgery.  The level of blood work is dictated by the age and health status of your cat. 

7. How long do the sutures stay in after my pet's surgery?

   Procedures involving sutures require them to be removed in 10 to14 days following the surgery.

8.  Is it a good idea to let my pet have at least one litter?

    No, there is no advantage to letting your pet have one litter. However there are plenty of advantages to having you pet spayed or neutered. These advantages include decreasing the chances of breast tumors later in life, decreasing the chance of cystic ovaries and uterine infections later in life, decreasing the desire to roam the neighborhood, helping prevent spraying and marking, and also decreases the surplus of unwanted kittens.

9.  Do you board pets?

   Yes, we do boarding for our clients. All boarding patients must be current on Rabies and upper respiratory vaccinations, and have been seen by our doctor within the last 12 months.

10.  What are your boarding facilities like?

   We have several options available for your cat's comfort.  These range from cat condo's to themed boarding suites for multiple cat families.  We even offer isolation boarding for patients that cannot be exposed to other cats for medical reasons.  Please call us, we would be happy to provide you with a tour of our facilities.