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Do Dogs Really Heal Faster Using Cold Laser Therapy? by Deborah Shores, DVM

October 02, 2014

About Laser Therapy Laser therapy has become increasing popular among veterinarians in the past few years for use in wound and tissue healing, pain management, anti-inflammatory control, and much more. There are multiple types of laser therapy, each targeting a specific area of treatment. In this article, we will be discussing “cold” laser therapy, or “Cryotherapy.”   What is Cold Laser Therapy? Originally, lasers were first used to cut or seal tissue during surgery. The lasers that are used for this treatment are often “hot” or higher-level lasers. Recently however, cold or low-level lasers have started being used as a therapeutic tool.   Laser is an acronym for “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation.” When a laser is used,...

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Effective Pain Relief for Dogs

August 19, 2014

Effective Pain Relief for Dogs Being in tune with your dog's comfort level is essential for diagnosing health problems before they become serious. As your dog's owner, you are likely the only person who can discern subtle mood and behavioral changes in your dog. These changes may indicate pain. It's crucial to pay close attention to your dog, since dogs instinctively attempt to mask pain. We can help if you're trying to figure out if your dog is suffering or if you're looking for a solution! Common Causes of Pain in Dogs Typically, dogs experience three types of pain: acute, chronic, and post-operative. Acute pain may be caused by an injury or infection; injuries are particularly common in active dogs....

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