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K Laser

Pain Management, Wound Healing, Rehab, Arthritis, Sprains & Spasms, Nerve Injuries, ACL Tears, Neck & Back Pain, and Post SurgeryPet owners often prefer a progressive, noninvasive therapy to a drug regimen for the treatment of chronic pain. K Laser therapy provides that solution. Laser therapy can significantly reduce healing time. Traumatic skin injuries and surgical incisions benefit greatly from laser intervention.Musculoskeletal injuries and orthopedic surgeries often require additional rehabilitation solutions. Laser therapy provides non-invasive remedies for quicker recovery.  

St. Francis Hospital for Animals is proud to introduce K-Laser Class IV laser therapy for your pets.  Its beneficial uses include alleviating chronic pain, accelerating healing and rehabilitation plus much, much more! No matter what kind of pet you have, large or small, exotic or domestic, K-laser can be part or the solution to help ease your pet’s pain. Safe and effective, this powerful tool provides increased mobility, increased wound healing, and post surgery rehab. Class IV laser therapy has been very successful in the field of human medicine for years. We are pleased and excited to be able to offer it for the treatment of our best friends!

What is laser therapy?

Photobiomodulation is the scientific term for K- Laser’s effect on tissue. Deep-penetrating photons from the laser influence cell chemistry in a variety of beneficial ways. In addition, the infrared wavelengths create a warm sensation in your pet’s body at the precise location requiring treatment. Treatment time, power and laser pulse frequency are based on your pet’s individual condition and body size. After surgery, patients receiving laser therapy have less pain. Their recovery is faster, with fewer complications.

Where is it beneficial?

Pain Management: Pet owners often prefer a progressive, non-invasive therapy to a drug regimen for the treatment of chronic pain. K- Laser therapy provides that solution. Wound Healing: Laser therapy can significantly reduce healing time. Traumatic skin injuries and surgical incisions benefit greatly from laser intervention. Rehab: Musculoskeletal injuries and orthopedic surgeries often require additional rehabilitation solutions. Laser therapy provides non-invasive remedies for quicker recovery.

What to expect…

There is no patient sedation or restraint required and the experience is usually pleasant and comforting to the animal. Most pets do not need to have their hair clipped either. Although improvement is often seen after the first visit, most patients require several treatments (3-6) for greatest benefit. For most conditions, we recommend a multi-visit treatment plan. Treatments vary in length, but most sites require 3 to 8 minutes. A majority of patients exhibit greater comfort and mobility within 12 to 24 hours after a laser treatment. Class IV laser therapy treatments are cumulative in nature. The length and frequency of treatments varies with your pet’s condition.

Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP is an extremely potent anti-inflammatory that can be used to treat injuries, wounds and burns, as well as help patients heal from surgical procedures at a faster rate.  This potent anti-inflammatory is not a drug, it is made by processing the patients own blood so it is 100% safe, with no harmful side effects or reactions. 

Stem Cell Therapy

Stem cell therapy is an alternative drug free therapy that uses the pet’s own adult stem cells to regenerate and repair damaged tissue.  Stem cell therapy is currently approved to treat osteoarthritis, fractures and ligament/tendon damage but also has many compassionate care uses.  This procedure can usually be performed in one or more day visits to our hospital and in just a few weeks you will start to see results that will astonish you, and can last for years. 
Stem Cell Therapy requires a minor surgical procedure to harvest the fat where the dormant stem cells are stored.  Once the fat is harvested it is processed to extract the adult stem cells within.  The adult stem cells are then activated and injected back into the pet.  By activating these cells and injecting them into specific locations in the body we can create a healing process from within, that even drugs cannot replicate.  This therapy is a jump into the future of veterinary medicine and we are proud to be a part of it.  If you would like more information on stem cell therapy please contact our office or visit the link to Medivet America.

Compassionate Care Uses for Stem Cell Therapy

  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Auto Immune Polyarthritis
  • Degenerative Myelopathy
  • Pancreatitis
  • IBD
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic Active Hepatitis
  • Spinal Cord Trauma
  • Renal Failure
  • Peripheral Nerve Regeneration
  • Retinal Disease
  • Uveitis
  • Atopy
  • Glaucoma

Stem Cell Banking & Early Harvesting

An animal’s stem cells can be harvested at anytime in their life and stored for later use.  It is recommended that you harvest adipose tissue when your pet is spayed or neutered and bank it until they need it.  If your pet is already spayed or neutered, the stem cells can also be harvested during almost any other anesthetic procedure including a dental or mass removal. 

It is best to harvest the cells when the animal is young, because as they age the number of viable stem cells, within the adipose tissue, decreases.  This is not to say that older pets do not have enough cells to treat the conditions they may suffer from, this just means you get more stem cells per gram of adipose from younger pets. For example a 13 year old dog treated in clinic for osteoarthritis that banked cells after treatment had 17.7 million cells/g whereas a 1 year old dog that harvested adipose during a spay procedure had 212.3 million cells/g.  The 13 year old dog was treated successfully for osteoarthritis and still had 7 doses of therapy left for later use.  This will most likely be more than enough to last his lifetime, but the younger dog has 12 doses of therapy that are 4x as potent and she will be able to use this throughout her life to treat many of the most common conditions we see in our pets.

By banking stem cells you are buying your pet a unique life insurance policy.  If your pet is young, by the time they are aging and starting to develop problems, many of them will be able to be cured, using the stem cells you harvested when they were a puppy.  This therapy will allow us in the future of veterinary medicine to provide our pets with an extended quality of life, not just an extended quantity of life.

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