For Pet Owners

Whether you are interested in laser therapy or laser surgery for your pet, laser technology has many benefits.

Laser Therapy

MLS Laser Therapy reduces inflammation, reduces pain, and helps wounds heal faster. Ask your veterinarian about treating your pet that is experiencing: arthritis, tendonitis, wounds, post-surgical swelling, inflamed ears, lick granuloma, hip dysplasia, disc disease, lameness, sinusitis, and other inflammatory conditions!

Laser Surgery

If your pet is in need of surgery, ask your veterinarian about using a surgical laser for the procedure. Laser surgery benefits your pet due from less pain, less bleeding, less swelling, and a reduced risk of infection. With laser surgery your pet will recover quicker and return home sooner!

Chapter 1
Laser Therapy

Laser is an acronym for Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation.

Laser therapy is the use of specific wavelengths of light to treat painful and debilitating conditions.

Light energy enters the damaged cells and stimulates inter-cellular activity. This reduces pain in the area and speeds recovery of the damaged cells. Once the cells recover, the healing process is complete.

Effects of MLS Laser Therapy:

  1. Reduced Inflammation (Vasodilation and Activation of Lymphatic Drainage System)
  2. Reduced Pain (Blocks Pain Signals Transmitted to Nerve Cells)
  3. Accelerated Tissue Repair and Cell Growth
  4. Improved Vascular Activity
  5. Increases Metabolic Activity
  6. Stimulation of Trigger and Acupuncture Points
  7. Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation from Cuts, Burns, etc.
  8. Improved Nerve Function
  9. Immunoregulation
  10. Faster Wound Healing (Stimulation of Fibroblast Development)

It has been reported that the following conditions has been effectively treated with MLS:

  • Arthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Wounds
  • Post-Surgical Swelling
  • Inflamed Ears
  • Lick Granuloma
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Disc Disease
  • Lameness
  • Sinusitis
    …and many more!

MLS Stands for Multiwave Locked System. MLS is the name of the technology that utilizes the patented combination of wavelengths.

The FDA has cleared the use of MLS Laser Therapy and it is also patented via the U.S. Patent Office.

MLS Laser Therapy is a painless treatment that can last a few seconds to many minutes, depending on the condition and area being treated. Your pet may experience a comfortable sensation at the point of application, but it is common to have no sensation during the treatment.  Your pet should not feel any heat during the treatment, which is unique to MLS Laser Therapy.

Most pets experience positive results in 1 to 3 treatments, with the average course of treatment being 7 to 10 sessions. Swelling is greatly reduced and there is a rapid relief of pain. Acute conditions usually subside quickly, typically within one phase of treatments, while chronic conditions can be controlled with regular treatments. The effects of MLS Laser Therapy are cumulative; therefore, expect to see improvement as the treatment plan progresses. It is important that once your pet starts receiving laser therapy that the entire course of treatments is completed, as recommended by your doctor.

“Kona is an 8 year old, 75 lb. Labrador retriever mix who has Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) surgery on his left knee in early June.  After just one laser treatment, Kona began to use his leg slightly.  After two treatments Kona’s progress continued and we discontinued the anti-inflammatory medicine.  Five treatments later, Kona is using his leg 100%.”

Cheryl

“Buster, our yellow lab, will be 13 in February.  …  Following the first treatments [of MLS Laser Therapy] to both his knees and hips, we could see an increased confidence in his gait, and an improvement in his ability to sit, to lie down, and to squat.  … He always looks forward to morning walks, but he is now able to walk a little faster and for a little longer.  He is also getting in and out of the car more easily, and he does love his rides. … We recommend laser therapy for other pets who suffer from joint pain associated with arthritis.”

Patrick and Elizabeth

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Chapter 2
Laser Surgery

Laser is an acronym for Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation.

The carbon dioxide (CO2) laser emits a colorless, infrared light at a specific wavelength of 10,600 microns, which has an extremely high affinity for the intercellular water of cells.

The main constituent of cells (water) absorbs the wavelength of light produced by the CO2 surgical laser. This allows the laser to coagulate, cut, char, or ablate/vaporize tissue depending on the power density and the energy level applied by the surgeon. Laser energy seals nerve endings and small blood vessels as it incises or ablates tissue, reducing bleeding, swelling and postoperative pain.

A summary of the benefits the laser will provide you and your pet are:

  • Less pain
  • Less bleeding
  • Less swelling
  • Extreme precision
  • Reduced risk of infection
  • Quicker recovery

With the associated laser benefits, your pet will recover quicker and return home sooner.

A laser is ideal for a wide variety of procedures for dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, horses and other animals. The most widely recognized procedure amongst pet owners is the feline laser declaw. Additional procedures include but are not limited to the removal of cysts, tumors and warts, as well as specialized internal procedures.

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Chapter 3
Find A Practice

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