Light Up the Laser – Treatment Techniques to Optimize Outcomes

It is crucial to apply proper treatment techniques so that the therapy is not only delivered optimally, but safely as well. When combined, all the small details that the operator adheres to form a treatment which delivers therapeutic benefits to the patient.
The first set of proper [...]

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“What to Ask When Deciding if Pet Insurance is Right for Your Pet”
Guest Post by Diane Miller

My first foray into the world of pet insurance was when it first came out in 1982. I purchased it for my dog, Thor. Back then the benefits were limited and they reimbursed on a flat rate per condition. [...]

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“Using Laser Therapy to Maximize Perioperative Treatments”

Any surgical or dental procedure will cause acute inflammation, a need for tissue repair, and a certain level of post-procedural pain or discomfort. For this reason, patients scheduled for a surgical or dental procedure should be considered for perioperative laser therapy treatments in order to set up these tissues [...]

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“Platelet Rich Plasma- Indications For Use”
In our previous post titled “Growth Factors- What Are They and Why Are They Important?”, we took a closer look at the components that provide the benefits in Platelet Rich Plasma. Now that we have an understanding of why Platelet Rich Plasma is beneficial, it’s time to look at what [...]

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Guest Post by Bonnie Brown, CCRP, VMD from Gotham Veterinary Center
We have added an early lameness detection diagnostic tool, Stance Analyzer, at Gotham AH. It has been a very useful tool in our practice and helps with:

Early detection of lameness
Provides data to prove treatment efficacy
Follow progress of treatment
Use as a scale

It helps to diagnose more [...]

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Guest Post by Bonnie Brown, CCRP, VMD from Gotham Veterinary Center
At Gotham AH, we certainly do use our laser for the treatment of Osteoarthritis but we have also discovered so many other very successful uses for the laser.  This includes post-surgical incisions and surgical dental extractions for pain relief and faster healing. However, the following [...]

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8 Ways to Treat Pain in Cats
Guest Blog by Jeff Smith, DVM, CCRP, Middletown Animal Hospital, Middletown, CA
 

The new AAHA/AAFP Pain Management Guideline state that pain management should include pharmaceutical as well as non-pharmaceutical modalities.  MultiModal Pain Management is the new Standard of Care for painful patients

First, check laboratory values (CBC/Chem/UA), BP, and imaging.  This [...]

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Have you heard about the Stance Analyzer and wondered what role it could play in your clinic? The Stance Analyzer is a free-standing pressure pad that gives standing weight bearing readings for each limb.  Stance Analyzers give you the edge when trying to diagnose conditions that might not be visible – and can provide an [...]

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4 Versatile Real-World Applications for Underwater Treadmills
Guest Post by Erica Shoults, DVM
Are you considering adding an underwater treadmill to your clinic?  Learn about the top 4 clinical applications for the underwater treadmill!
Post Surgical Rehab
This is the number one reason why practices add an underwater treadmill to their clinics.  Patients recovering from post-operative TPLO surgery are [...]

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