In our never ending search for natural ways to treat animal diseases we have added a new dimension to this treatment protocol that does not involve reliance only on drugs and their potential for side effects. Its called Therapy Laser. This modality has been used to treat people for over 30 years and has now been FDA approved for use in the United States for our pets. Early incarnations of this technology have gone by several names :
Mechanism of Action
The companion laser achieves its effects by stimulating the cell with photons. It literally penetrates up to 3 inches (depending on the energy settings we set- in joules) through the skin down to the area of cell damage. The stimulated cell:
The end result of this stimulated cell is a significant reduction in pain, swelling, and inflammation.
The companion laser works well with our balanced medical approach of stimulating the bodies natural healing mechanisms with this laser first, and only then using medication. This allows us to use lower doses of medication.
A typical treatment takes 15-30 minutes, and each treatment is individualized for your pet. No sedation is needed and you can be present to watch us do it. You get to wear some really cool laser glasses if you want to hold your pet while we treat.
Julio is treating a cat with arthritis in its spine.
Most pets love the feeling and rarely do we need any more restraint
Most pets do well with a weekly treatment initially, then we space that out as we see progress. It can be used in conjuntion with VNA. As a matter of fact, we recommend both of them simultaneously for your convenience and your pets sake.