MLS® Laser Therapy Case Study
Cat with Post-Partum Weak Bladder
Breed: Maine Coon
Age: 2 years
Bree was brought to the clinic following complications after giving birth, which occurred around ten days earlier.
The visit evidenced an abdominal mass.
The X-ray in fact showed an extremely dilated bladder, which occupied most of the abdominal cavity.
The visible uterus suggested pyometra.
Bree was unable to urinate on her own, therefore she was first helped manually, then catheterized.
During the next few days she was admitted urgently due to complications. The visit led to requesting a neurological consultation for the bladder problem.
After the neurological consultation, Bree was prescribed several drugs, including anti-inflammatories. Her owner, however, was very reluctant to give these as Bree was breast-feeding.
As an alternative, MLS® Laser Therapy was suggested to the owner to treat the suspected cause: a pudendal nerve inflammation.
Treatment with MLS® Laser Therapy
- Twenty minutes after the first laser therapy session, Bree started urinating normally. This had not occurred for almost two weeks.
- After the second treatment, Bree also managed to defecate spontaneously. She usually managed to eliminate feces and urine in a normal manner after each treatment, generally within thirty minutes.
|MLS® LASER THERAPY THERAPEUTIC PROTOCOL
|12 / Size M
|Length of Treatment
|5:00, 2 applications persession
|L6-L8, pudendal nerve
- Bree’s attitude changed within 24 hours of the first treatment. She once again began caring for her kittens, whereas she had shown signs of refusal and aggressiveness during the illness.
- Bree received daily laser treatments for six days. The result was a return to normal urination and defecation, without the use of drugs.
- Thanks to MLS Laser Therapy, Bree was able to wean her kittens.
Courtesy of Ellen M. Carrozza, LVT – Nova Cat Clinic – Virginia, USA & ASAlaser distributor Cutting Edge Laser Technologies