Why laser therapy?
Your veterinarian is recommending our laser therapy because it is a safe, fast, side-effect free way to relieve pain and accelerate healing for your pet.
Does it hurt?
My Pet Laser delivers light photons deep into the tissues. The pulse duration is so short, nanoseconds, there is no heat sensation. Animals generally becomes very relaxed. Even very small, dark-coated animals tolerate treatments very well.
Are there any side effects or associated risks?
During more than 20 years of use by healthcare providers all over the world, very few side effects have ever been reported. It is not safe to use the laser over a pacemaker or a pregnant uterus. It also should not be used on cancer or allowed to make contact with an open wound. Do not use near water; contact with water could cause electric shock.
How long does each treatment take?
The typical treatment durations is 5-15 minutes depending on the size of the area involved and the condition being treated.
How often should my pet be treated?
Acute conditions may be treated daily, particularly if they are accompanied by significant pain. Most chronic problems respond well when treatments are received 2-3 times per week for two weeks tapering off to once a week, as your pet's conditions improve.
How many treatments does it take?
For some acute conditions, 1-6 treatments may suffice. Those of a more chronic nature may require 10-12 treatments. Conditions such as severe arthritis may require ongoing periodic care to control inflammation and pain symptoms.
How long before the results are felt?
You will typically notice improvement in your pet's pain symptoms right away. Laser works at the cellular level and is very effective for promoting rapid healing.
During your office visit at All Pets Health and Rehab, Dr. Moore will give the first laser treatment and thoroughly teach you how to use the laser. If you feel confident using the laser you may rent it, take it home and continue the laser treatments in the comfort of your home. During each office visit the laser care plan will be reevaluated and updated.
The rental fee is $100 per week to be paid by check or cash the day you take the laser home. If you need it longer than the rental agreement, please call to discuss availability with Dr. Moore. If it is returned late, there is an additional fee of $40 per day.
You will deliver the laser in person to All Pets Health and Rehab. Arrangements will need to be made via text or email to assure that Dr. Moore is present and leaves the door unlocked for you. If Dr. Moore is in, but the door is locked, please knock!
During each visit to All Pets Health and Rehab your pet can have a laser treatment applied by Dr. Moore. There is no additional cost for a laser treatment during your office visit with Dr. Moore. If your pets just needs laser therapy, not manual therapy or other rehab services, arrangements can be made for you to use the laser in the office for $40.
How can I keep the laser safe?
Do not use near water, rain, flame or extreme temperatures.
Do use the laser over a pet bed, mattress or carpet to ensure a soft landing if dropped.
Store the laser in the storage case...this deters puppy chewing damage.
How do I clean the laser?
Clean the device with a disinfecting wipe such as Clorox Wipes. Never use an abrasive cleanser or submerge the device in water.
Does Multi Radiance Medical, the manufacturer of My Pet Laser, have a proven track record?
Multi Radiance Medical has been providing leading edge laser technology for 20 years, in over 30 countries for human patients. In the United States, this laser technology is FDA cleared in humans for: temporary relief of minor muscle and joint pain, arthritis and muscle spasm, relieving stiffness, promoting relaxation of muscle tissue and to temporarily increase blood circulation where heat is indicated. The Health Canada clearances in humans are for treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, wounds, burns, pain and in general to accelerate the natural healing process. Humans have similar risks factors as pets: do not use near a pacemaker, over a pregnant uterus, over cancer, in contact with an open wound or near water.