Old Friend Health Care serving Ames and Gilbert, IA

At Companion Animal Clinic, we support you in satisfying the healthcare needs of your elder four-footed companions. This way we contribute to giving them a greater life expectancy, while we monitor them closely to avoid any problems and to catch potential issues before they become life-threatening.

Our Senior Pet Health Care Services serving Ames and Gilbert Include:

  • Full-Body Examination, Heart and Lung Tests, Blood Work, Urinalysis and Feces Samples.
  • Hearing and Eye Testing.
  • Routine Vaccination to Prevent Feline Respiratory Disease (Cat Flu) And Enteritis.
  • Parasite Control, Flea Control, Regular Worming for Gastrointestinal Worms and Heartworm Preventive Medication.
  • Dental Care and Prescription Dental Diet to Maintain Oral Health and Prevent Tooth Loss, Tartar and Periodontal Disease.
  • Nutrition Guidance for a Balanced Diet, in Order to Prevent Obesity and to Avoid the Harmful Effects of Excessive Sodium, Calcium, Phosphorus and Magnesium.
  • Playtime Tips to Help Your Pets Exercise, in Order to Enhance Circulation and Maintain Muscle Tone.

What Changes in Behavior and Habits Should Alarm Me?

As your four-footed companions get older, it is expected for them to slow down and to experience hearing loss and vision loss to a certain level, but there are other changes that you should be aware of since they may not seem critical, but they could indicate health issues.

For instance, extremely lethargic behavior, excessive thirst and/or urination, increased or decreased appetite, lumps or bumps, significant changes in body weight, regular constipation or diarrhea, vomiting, heart murmur and breathing difficulties, among others.

If your pets are experiencing this type of change, book an appointment and bring them to the vet so that we can successfully manage the situation and prevent any possible disease.

How to Make Old Pals With Arthritis Feel More Comfortable?

Most pets tend to develop a certain degree of arthritic change as they grow old, which is particularly common in large breeds and in heavy pals. When this happens, the best thing that you can do is cover their musculo-skeletal system needs, which include: providing warm and soft bedding, blankets, a diet to keep their weight stable, and a daily exercise routine.

Should I Worry About Lumps and Bumps?

With advancing age, it is expected for pets to develop lumps, which in many cases are harmless; however, you should always have your vet check them. There is no reason for you to worry unless you notice rapid growth, changes in shape, or that your pet is constantly chewing or scratching a lump.


What is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy for pets?

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy is a cutting-edge treatment that harnesses your pet's own blood plasma with concentrated platelets to accelerate healing. Our PUREVET PRP product is designed specifically for pets, offering a natural and effective solution to various conditions.

How does PRP Therapy work?

During a PRP Therapy session, a small amount of your pet's blood is drawn and processed using a specialized centrifuge. This separates the platelet-rich plasma, which is then injected into the affected area. The high concentration of growth factors and bioactive proteins stimulates tissue repair and reduces inflammation, providing a natural alternative to drugs and steroids.

Are there any side effects or risks associated with PRP Therapy for pets?

PRP Therapy is generally considered safe for pets, as it utilizes their own blood components. However, as with any medical procedure, there are potential risks and side effects. These can include temporary swelling, discomfort at the injection site, or minimal bleeding. Our veterinarians will discuss these risks with you during the consultation.

Is PRP Therapy suitable for all pets?

PRP Therapy can be beneficial for many pets, but individual cases may vary. Factors such as the pet's overall health, specific condition being treated, and other treatments they are receiving will be considered. Our veterinarians will assess your pet's suitability for PRP Therapy during the consultation.

How many PRP Therapy sessions does my pet need?

The number of PRP Therapy sessions required can vary based on the condition being treated and your pet's response to the treatment. Some pets may see improvement after a single session, while others may benefit from multiple sessions spaced apart. Our veterinarians will create a personalized treatment plan for your pet.

Can PRP Therapy be combined with other treatments?

Yes, PRP Therapy can often be used in conjunction with other treatments to enhance results. It can complement surgical procedures, medications, physical therapy, and more. Our veterinarians will discuss the best approach for your pet's specific needs.

How long do the effects of PRP Therapy last?

The duration of PRP Therapy effects can vary depending on the condition being treated, your pet's overall health, and lifestyle factors. Some pets may experience long-lasting benefits, while others may require periodic maintenance sessions. Our team will provide guidance on post-treatment care and follow-up.

Contact us today to learn more about how PUREVET PRP Therapy can benefit your pet's health and well-being. Click below to schedule a consultation and find out if PRP Therapy is the right option for your beloved companion!

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Monday: 8AM–5PM

Tuesday: 8AM–6PM

Wednesday: 8AM–5PM

Thursday: 8AM–5:30PM

Friday: 8AM–5PM

Saturday: 9AM–1PM

Sunday: Closed

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