Indian Creek Pet Hospital


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 Pets Fort Myers, FL and beyond.

At Indian Creek Pet Hospital, 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) 466-5555 for any other concerns you might have about your pet.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Indian Creek Pet Hospital located?

Indian Creek Pet Hospital
17695 Summerlin Road
Fort Meyers, FL 33908

How do I schedule an appointment?

To schedule an appointment, please fill out the form in our Request Appointment or give us a call at (239) 466-5555. 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 is 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 Indian Creek Pet Hospital, we accept cash, checks, and all major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express), as well as CareCredit and pet insurance as form 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 in breeding your pet, then spaying or neutering her or him offers a variety of health benefits to elongate their lifespan. Discuss with our team when the best time to spay or neuter your pet is.

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 heartworm is costly and takes months of exercise restriction, medications, and 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 annually. Heartworm prevention is administered once a month, either by pill or 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 regularly.
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 dogs and cats’ 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 should be considered, such as dental-formulated foods, water additives, and dental treats.