Comprehensive Pet Dermatology Care for Healthy Skin and Fur
At Companion Animal Clinic serving Ames and Gilbert, IA, we understand that skin and coat issues can significantly impact your pet's comfort and overall well-being. Our dedicated team of veterinarians specializes in pet dermatology and is here to provide expert care for a wide range of skin conditions. Whether your pet is dealing with allergies, infections, or other dermatological concerns, we are committed to helping them achieve healthier skin and fur.
Pet dermatological issues can manifest in various ways, including itching, hair loss, rashes, and more. These conditions can be not only uncomfortable for your pet but also indicate underlying health problems. Our experienced veterinarians have extensive knowledge in diagnosing and treating dermatological issues, and we use advanced diagnostic tools to pinpoint the root causes of your pet's skin problems.
Companion Animal Clinic is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, allowing us to offer comprehensive pet dermatology services. From skin exams to allergy testing and treatments, we provide tailored solutions to address your pet's unique needs. We understand the importance of both short-term relief and long-term management of dermatological issues to ensure your pet enjoys a life free from skin discomfort.
If you've noticed changes in your pet's skin or coat, or if they're experiencing persistent itching or discomfort, please don't hesitate to contact Companion Animal Clinic at (515) 233-6689. Our compassionate and knowledgeable staff will schedule a consultation to assess your pet's condition and recommend the most appropriate dermatological treatments. Trust us to provide the care and expertise needed to help your pet achieve healthier skin and fur for a happier, more comfortable life.
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.