Spay & Neuter serving Ames and Gilbert, IA
Are you curious about the right time to spay or neuter your pet? Pets can be spayed or neutered as young as twelve to sixteen weeks. When you bring your pet in for an appointment, we will help you determine the best timing.
Allow us to spay or neuter your furry family member to help them live a longer and healthier life. Spaying and neutering services serving Ames and Gilbert, IA are readily available, so call us at (515) 233-6689 to schedule an appointment.
Benefits of Spaying or Neutering Your Animal:
- Removes Heat Cycles, Which Eliminates Related Bleeding, Nervous Behavior, and Whimpering
- Reduces Risk of Common Cancers
- Minimizes Anxious and Aggressive Behavior
- Minimally Invasive Procedure With Two to Three Day Recovery Time
What Does it Mean to Spay or Neuter?
Spaying is the process of removing a female animal's ovaries and uterus. This procedure serves to eliminate bleeding, discomfort from heat periods, and whimpering. It also reduces anxious behavior and prevents ovarian cancer.
Neutering is the process of removing a male animal's testes. This procedure serves to reduce aggressive and anxious behavior and prevents testicular cancer. Studies show that spayed and neutered pets live 18 to 23 percent longer than those who are not.
We have an exceptional team of veterinarians who have extensive experience performing spay and neuter surgeries. To schedule this quick, minimally invasive procedure for your pet that results in little downtime, please give us a call at (515) 233-6689 today!
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.