Faqs

  • When Can My Pet Be Vaccinated?
    It depends on the condition that we are treating. Vaccinations are contraindicated when treating certain neurological conditions. Please ask your neurologist.
  • If My Pet Has Surgery, Will He Be Able to Resume His Normal Activities Again?
    Depending on the underlying cause and the severity of the injury, many dogs make a full recovery. Full recovery may take time. Our neurologists have a 95% surgical success rate for dogs that can still feel their limbs but cannot walk due to a slipped disk. Many dogs that cannot walk can worsen over even a short period of time, and a window of opportunity may be lost. For this reason, if your pet suddenly starts dragging the limbs, please call us immediately. To learn more about Intervertebral Disc Disease, click here.
  • I Was Told That My Pet’s Condition Requires Cage Rest. What Does That Entail?
    Many neurological conditions such as neck and back pain and known or suspected disc herniations require your pet to rest.  During this time, your pet should be confined to a crate or small pen.  Your pet may go outside on a leash and harness 4-5 times per day for purposes of urination and defecation.  It is important that your pet is never off leash when outside.
  • My Pet Might Have a Brain Tumor. If He Does, Is Euthanasia My Only Option?
    Many options exist for treating brain tumors. Some tumors can be completely removed surgically. Others may be treated with radiation, chemotherapy or medications. Southeast Veterinary Neurology offers a number of options to give your pet a good quality of life even with the diagnosis of a brain tumor.
  • How Do I Know If My Pet Should See a Neurologist?
    Neurologists are veterinarians with expertise and advanced training in conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, and muscles. Common neurological conditions in dogs and cats include seizures, balance problems, paralysis, neck or back pain, degenerative myelopathy, atlantoaxial instability and many others. Southeast Veterinary Neurology will work closely with your primary care veterinarian to determine if the referral to a neurologist is in your pet’s best interest.
  • Do I Need to Make an Appointment to Have a Consultation with a Neurologist?
    We pride ourselves in always being available. Please call to schedule an appointment. Many times we can accommodate same-day appointments for urgent conditions. We are available for after-hours emergencies, but ask that you call ahead to speak with a staff member to set up an after-hours emergency consult.
  • Does My Pet Need to Stay Overnight for Diagnostic Testing?
    Since our MRI is on-site, your pet will never have to leave our hospital. Many patients can receive an MRI the same day. In certain situations, an MRI will be scheduled for the following day or at your convenience.
  • If My Pet Is Prescribed Medications, Will He Need to Be on It His Whole Life?
    Southeast Veterinary Neurology’s goal is to minimize the number of medications needed to control your pet’s condition. Some conditions require lifelong or long-term usage, while other medications are only for a short period of time. Please do not reduce the dosage or discontinue your pet’s medications with first consulting your neurologist.
  • Is It Okay to Feed My Pet and Give Him His Medications on the Day of an Appointment?
    We recommend that you do not feed your pet the day of his appointment. If your pet requires sedation for diagnostic testing, he or she should have an empty stomach. When scheduling an appointment, please inform our staff which medications your pet is currently taking and we can advise you which medications to administer on the date of your appointment.
  • When Can I Bathe My Pet after Spinal Surgery?
    Please do not bathe your pet until after the sutures have been removed at your pet’s follow-up visit. If your pet soils himself, you may bathe that part, but avoid getting the incision area wet. Most pets can have a bath once their stitches are removed, however, if your pet is anxious about baths or runs/shakes vigorously after a bath, you should wait an extra week or two. If in doubt, please ask us at your pet’s follow-up visit.
  • Can I Give My Pet Heartworm/Flea Medication after Spinal Surgery?
    Yes, you can give oral (by mouth) heartworm and flea medication on its regular schedule. Do not apply topical (“spot on”) medications to your pet’s skin until after your pet’s stitches have been removed at his or her follow-up appointment.

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Miami Location
9300 SW 40th Street
Miami, FL 33165

(305) 274-2777

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Boynton Beach Location
7280 W Boynton Beach Blvd
Boynton Beach, FL 33437

(305) 274-2777

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Fort Lauderdale Location
921 NE 62nd Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334

(305) 274-2777

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Southeast Veterinary Neurology has three convenient locations throughout South Florida. If this is an emergency, please contact the closest Southeast Veterinary Neurology location and one of our staff members will be happy to assist you.

FORT LAUDERDALE –  (305) 274-2777

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