Dog And Cat Microchipping serving Ames and Gilbert, IA
Have you tried searching for a “vet near me” that is extensively trained and has years of experience? At Companion Animal Clinic, our staff is expertly competent, knowledgeable, and qualified. We understand the stress and anxiety that come when a pet goes missing. Thanks to our expansive service offerings, we can insert microchips into your pet with a quick and easy procedure.
If you’re unsure whether to microchip your pet, a good rule of thumb is to do so if you have any concern at all of them getting loose or running away. To learn more or to schedule an appointment for microchipping near me serving Ames and Gilbert, call us at (515) 233-6689 today!
The Benefits Of Microchipping:
- It Allows for an Easy and Quick Reunion if Your Pet is Lost or Stolen
- There is No Maintenance Required Once the Chip is Inserted
- The Procedure is Fast and Has Minimal Risks
- It Does Not Require Any Surgery or Anesthesia
What Is a Microchip?
It is a tiny electronic cylinder that is inserted under the skin of your pet. It begins to emit radio waves once a scanner is passed over and activates it. Once scanned, the chip will automatically send its unique ID number to the scanner. This number can then be used to pull up your provided contact information.
How Is a Microchip Implanted?
Searching for a vet near me that can implant a microchip in your pet? At Companion Animal Clinic, we use a needle to inject the small chip underneath your pet’s skin. It is minimally invasive, requires no anesthesia, and there is no downtime after the insertion. That said, we can also implant the microchip if your pet is already under anesthesia for a different procedure.
What Kind of Information Does a Microchip Store?
The chip itself only holds an ID number, no other personal or medical data. It does not function as a GPS tracker, rather if the chip is scanned, it provides your contact information so the rescuer can work to reunite you with your pet. It is the responsibility of the pet owner to ensure their accurate contact information is registered with the microchip’s manufacturer. If you’re on the hunt for a vet near me that offers microchipping services, Companion Animal Clinic is here to call. Call us at (515) 233-6689 to learn more.
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.