Compassionate Pet Amputation for Improved Quality of Life
At Companion Animal Clinic serving Ames and Gilbert, IA, we understand that the decision to pursue amputation for your beloved pet is never easy. Our compassionate team of veterinarians is here to provide support and expert care during this challenging time. Whether due to injury, disease, or other medical reasons, our goal is to ensure your pet's comfort and improve their overall quality of life through expertly performed amputation procedures.
Amputation is a significant medical procedure, and it can be a viable solution to alleviate pain and enhance your pet's mobility when other treatment options are no longer effective. Our experienced veterinarians are well-versed in pet amputation surgeries and will work closely with you to determine the best course of action for your pet's specific condition.
Companion Animal Clinic is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and advanced surgical technologies to ensure a safe and successful amputation procedure for your pet. We prioritize your pet's comfort and well-being throughout the process, from pre-operative evaluations to post-operative care. Our team is committed to providing comprehensive support to both you and your pet during this challenging journey.
If you are considering pet amputation or have questions about the procedure, please don't hesitate to reach out to Companion Animal Clinic at (515) 233-6689. Our compassionate and knowledgeable staff is here to assist you, discuss the available options, and guide you through the decision-making process. Trust us to provide the care and expertise needed to help your beloved companion enjoy a better quality of life after amputation.
How Often Should a Patient be Treated?
Acute conditions may be treated daily, particularly if they are accompanied by significant pain. More chronic problems respond better when treatments are received 2 to 3 times a week, tapering to once ever week or two as improvement is seen.
How Many Treatments Does it Take?
This depends on the nature of the condition being treated. For some acute conditions, 1-2 treatments may be sufficient. Those of a more chronic nature may require 5 to 8 (or more) treatments. Some conditions require ongoing periodic care to control pain.
How Long Before the Results are Felt?
Your pet may feel improvement in their condition (usually pain reduction) after the first treatment. Sometimes they will not feel improvement for a number of treatments. This does not mean that nothing is happening! Each treatment is cumulative and results are often felt after 3 or 4 sessions.
Can it be Used in Conjunction with Other Forms of Treatment?
Yes! Laser Therapy is often used with other forms of therapy, including physical therapy, chiropractic adjustments, massage, soft tissue mobilization, electrotherapy and following surgery. Other healing modalities are complementary and can be used with laser to increase the effectiveness of the treatment.
Does it Hurt? What Does a Treatment Feel Like?
There is little to no sensation during treatment. Occasionally, the patient feels mild, soothing warmth, or tingling. Areas of pain or inflammation may be sensitive briefly before pain reduction.
Are There Any Side Effects or Associated Risks?
During more than twenty years of use by healthcare providers all over the world, very few side effects have ever been reported. Occasionally, some old injuries or pain syndromes may feel aggravated for a few days, as the healing response is more active after treatment.
How Long Does Each Treatment Take?
The typical treatment is 3 to 8 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated.