Compassionate Cancer Surgery for Your Beloved Pets
At Companion Animal Clinic serving Ames and Gilbert, IA, we understand that receiving a cancer diagnosis for your pet can be a challenging and emotional experience. Our dedicated team of veterinarians is here to provide compassionate and expert cancer surgery options to improve your pet's quality of life. With cutting-edge techniques and a commitment to your pet's well-being, we aim to be your trusted partner in the fight against cancer.
Cancer in pets is a complex and often devastating diagnosis. However, advances in veterinary medicine have made it possible to offer effective treatment options, including surgery, to manage and potentially eliminate cancerous growths. Our veterinarians have extensive experience in performing cancer surgeries and will work closely with you to develop a tailored treatment plan that suits your pet's specific needs.
Companion Animal Clinic is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and the latest surgical technologies to ensure the highest standard of care for your pet. Our surgical team is well-versed in a wide range of cancer surgeries, from tumor removals to more complex procedures. Throughout the process, we prioritize your pet's comfort and well-being, providing post-operative care and guidance to support their recovery.
If your pet has been diagnosed with cancer or if you suspect they may have a cancerous growth, do not hesitate to reach out to Companion Animal Clinic at (515) 233-6689. Our compassionate and knowledgeable staff is ready to schedule a consultation to discuss the available cancer surgery options and create a treatment plan that puts your pet on the path to healing. Trust us to provide the care and support your beloved companion needs during this challenging time.
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.