Digital Veterinary X-rays serving Ames and Gilbert, IA
If your pet needs an X-ray, we understand that you are looking for the safest radiography possible. Here at Companion Animal Clinic, we offer the best and most up-to-date digital radiography serving Ames and Gilbert.
What Is a Digital X-ray?
Digital radiology/radiography, also known as a digital X-ray, is an advanced diagnostic tool that is mainly used to virtually see your pet’s organs. This includes, but is not limited to, the cardiopulmonary, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, and urinary systems.
This is a non-invasive process that allows us to have a better look at your pet's condition. With this non-invasive procedure, we can clearly see many issues and address them quickly. If you would like more information about our X-ray services, call us at (515) 233-6689 to schedule an appointment today.
The Benefits of Digital Vet X-rays:
- Digital X-rays Have a Higher Image Quality Than Regular Film X-rays
- They Offer Instant Results, Allowing for a Faster Diagnose
- There Is Less Radiation Exposure Than With Film X-rays
- Digital Radiography Is Environmentally Friendly
Are X-rays Painful or Harmful for My Pet?
X-rays are a completely painless procedure. If your pet is calm and cooperative, we will not even need to sedate them. If your dog or cat has anxiety issues, a sedative or general anesthesia may be administered to allow them to relax.
Due to recent developments in modern technology, X-rays are safer than ever for pets and humans alike. Digital X-rays only expose your dog or cat to a small dose of radiation, which is completely harmless.
Companion Animal Clinic is aware that when your pet needs a digital X-ray, you may be concerned. While you may be worried about your dog or cat, rest assured that they are in good hands. Because of incredible advancements in recent technology, you don’t have to wonder whether you are doing what is best for your pet when you bring them into our animal hospital serving Ames and Gilbert for a digital X-ray. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for your pet at our vet clinic!
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.