Pet Vaccinations serving Ames and Gilbert, IA
Are you looking for an effective way to keep your pet healthy? Schedule your furry family member for an appointment today so we can keep its immune system strong and healthy. Companion Animal Clinic is proud to administer safe and effective pet vaccinations serving Ames and Gilbert, IA. Call us at (515) 233-6689 to schedule an appointment for your pet's vaccinations today!
How We Support You:
- Fast and Easy Appointment Scheduling
- An Experienced and Gentle Veterinary Team
- Safe and Effective Vaccinations
- A Friendly Team Who Truly Cares
Are There Different Types of Pet Vaccinations?
There are two types of animal vaccinations - core and non-core vaccines. Core vaccines are those that your pet must receive, no matter the habits, environment, or age. Non-core vaccines are not required, but they may be recommended depending on your pet’s health, environment, and lifestyle. Here at Companion Animal Clinic, we can administer both core and non-core pet vaccinations serving Ames and Gilbert, IA.
What are Dog Vaccinations?
We offer core vaccines for your dogs and puppies. These vaccines are necessary either annually or every three years, depending on your veterinarian’s recommendation. If not vaccinated, your dog is vulnerable to diseases that have significant morbidity and mortality, and in almost all cases, vaccines offer great protection. The core vaccines are canine distemper virus (CDV), canine parvovirus (CPV), canine adenovirus (CAV), and rabies.
These dog vaccines serving Ames and Gilbert are not required but should be considered if the pet has a risk of exposure due to lifestyle or geographic location. Non-core vaccines include canine influenza virus (CIV), canine parainfluenza virus (CPiV), Bordetella bronchiseptica (kennel cough), Leptospirosis, and Lyme disease.
What are Cat Vaccinations?
Companion Animal Clinic offers kitten and cat vaccines as well. Most of these are recommended annually to tri-annually to keep your cat healthy. The Core Feline Vaccinations include feline calicivirus (FCV), feline herpesvirus-1 (FHV1), feline panleukopenia (FPL), and rabies.
The non-core feline vaccinations serving Ames and Gilbert are optional. The need for these will depend on your cat’s age, lifestyle, and location. These vaccines include the following: feline leukemia virus (FeLV), feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), and Chlamydophila felis. Pet vaccines are necessary from the time your pet is a kitten or puppy. As with people, pets need vaccines in order to live a long and healthy life. Protect your pets from disease and schedule your visit today. Call us at (515) 233-6689 right now!
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.