Miramar Pet Wellness Services

Preventative Care

Many health issues can be treated more effectively and efficiently if they are caught early. With some simple adjustments to diet and lifestyle, many health concerns can be easily treated and sometimes avoided altogether. Flamingo Road Animal Hospital offers preventative care for cats and dogs so that they can live long and healthy lives. Maintaining your pet's regular wellness visits can help prevent major health issues from developing in the future, so be sure to come in for a visit twice per year.

Pet Wellness Care

Dr. Schulman recommends semi-annual preventative care exams for young dogs and cats, as well as for senior pets or pets living with chronic illness.

A preventative care exam includes:

  • A full physical exam
  • Vaccinations based on your pet’s specific needs
  • Blood work
  • Heartworm testing (blood test), intestinal parasite testing (stool sample) and discussion and implementation of parasite prevention
  • Discussion of any concerns you may have

Wellness Services for Exotic Pets & Small Mammals

Flamingo Road Animal Hospital also offers wellness services for small mammals and exotic animals, including:

  • Rabbits, small rodents, guinea pigs, ferrets
  • Passerine and Psittacine birds
  • Reptiles - tortoises, turtles, lizards

Cost-Effective Care

We are committed to providing comprehensive and affordable care for all animals, and that is why we recommend semi-annual wellness exams. This can help detect health issues before they become more serious, and therefore more expensive to treat.

Puppy and Kitten Care

Puppy and Kitten Care

Puppies and kittens require special care and attention when it comes to setting them up for a healthy life. New pet parents may have lots of questions about their new furry friend, and pets don't come with an instruction manual! That is why Flamingo Road Animal Hospital works with pet owners to give you all the information about your pet's care. The first year of your pet's life comes with plenty of challenges and exciting moments, and we will be there to help you through it all! We can guide you through the process of vaccinating your puppy or kitten, teach you the importance of spaying and neutering, educate you on parasite prevention and treatment, and recommend the right food for your new family member. Every animal is unique, so we can get to know your new pet throughout the course of their lifetime and create a health care plan that is designed around their specific needs.

Puppies and kittens pose a zoonotic risk to children, which means that they can pass parasites to humans. It is our duty to educate our clients on the importance of deworming pets and protecting them from future parasites and bacterial infections.

Puppy and kitten services always include a full physical exam, vaccinations, heartworm treatment, and a fecal test to rule out parasites.

We complete the vaccination process on a strict schedule to prevent failure. Adult dogs are also tested to avoid over-vaccination.

Vaccinating Your New Pet

The antibodies puppies and kittens receive from their mothers while nursing provide temporary protection (passive immunity), but the active immunity that ensures that your puppy or kitten will build an appropriate immune response occurs with age when your pet is vaccinated or exposed to bacteria or viruses. Vaccines begin after weaning, and the final set of puppy/kitten vaccines is usually given at age 14-16 weeks of age, with additional vaccines given based on your pet’s lifestyle.

Puppies and kittens receive antibodies from nursing their mother, which provides them with temporary protection against parasites. This can help your pet build the appropriate immune system to help their body respond to vaccines, bacteria, or viruses. Vaccinations can be administered after weaning, and the final set of vaccines are given at around 14-16 weeks old.

Necessary and recommended vaccines include:

  • Core Puppy Vaccines: Rabies, distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza, parvovirus
  • Core Kitten Vaccines: Rabies, distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza, parvovirus
  • Core Adult Dog Vaccines: Rabies, distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza, and parvovirus
  • Core Adult Cat Vaccines: Rabies, Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, and Panleukopenia
  • Non-Core Adult Dog Vaccines: Lyme disease

Our region specific diseases include: Heartworm, Ehrlichia, Leptospirosis, and Rabies

Vaccinating Your New Pet

Vaccinations are essential to keep young and old animals healthy and protected against environmental diseases. Here in Florida, we are always on alert for fleas, ticks, and mosquitos. These environmental factors can spread diseases to our pets and seriously endanger their health. We treat every animal with individualized and attentive care, so we will only vaccinate them based on their unique needs. This could be based on their age, breed, lifestyle, and geographic location. All cats and dogs in Florida need to be on regular parasite prevention.

Parasite/Flea/Tick Prevention Services

  • Pyrantel
  • Fenbendazole
  • Praziquantel
  • Ivermectin
  • Capstar
  • Revolution
  • Bravecto
  • Interceptor Plus
  • Proheart 6

Geriatric Care

Flamingo Road Animal Hospital offers a canine and feline geriatric care package that includes a full physical exam, bloodwork, and grooming services. We also offer pain management with the use of cold laser therapy and pet massages.

End of Life Care

We understand that transitioning your pet through end of life services can be difficult, so we want to be with you every step of the way. Our staff can help make the difficult transition a little easier for you by providing compassionate care at the most difficult time of your pet's life. We offer at home euthanasia as well as cremation services to help you through this difficult time.

Certificates for Travel

If you plan on traveling out of state or out of the country with your pet, we can provide you with a health certificate that verifies your pet is healthy and up to date on all current vaccines.