Compassionate Ear Surgery for Your Beloved Pets
Companion Animal Clinic serving Ames and Gilbert, IA, is your trusted partner for expert ear surgery solutions designed to improve your pet's comfort and well-being. Ear problems in pets can be both painful and distressing, affecting their quality of life. Our dedicated team of veterinarians understands the unique challenges of veterinary ear surgery and is committed to providing compassionate care for your furry family member.
Ear issues in pets can manifest in various forms, from chronic infections to structural abnormalities. At Companion Animal Clinic, we offer a range of ear surgery options tailored to your pet's specific needs. Our experienced veterinarians will conduct a thorough examination to diagnose the issue and recommend the most appropriate surgical intervention to address the root cause of the problem.
Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with the latest surgical technologies to ensure the highest standard of care for your pet's ear surgery. Whether it's a routine procedure like ear canal ablation or more complex surgery, our surgical team has the expertise and experience to provide effective and safe solutions. We prioritize your pet's comfort throughout the surgical process and provide comprehensive post-operative care to support their recovery.
If you've noticed your pet exhibiting signs of ear discomfort, such as head shaking, scratching, or discharge, don't hesitate to contact Companion Animal Clinic at (515) 233-6689. Our compassionate and knowledgeable staff is ready to schedule a consultation and discuss the available ear surgery options. Trust us to provide the care and expertise your beloved companion needs to enjoy a life free from ear-related pain and discomfort.
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.