Gem is almost 13 and has had arthritis for a few years now. Unfortunately all 4 legs are affected. When the pain is really bad, she just isn’t herself, she becomes very dull and whilst she still wants to go on walks, she just can’t do it which is very distressing for her and for us.
We first tried the laser when Gem was going through one of her bad spells and now she gets it 1-2 times per month as well as taking her medication and some natural supplements.
The laser definitely helps Gem, she is brighter after she gets as she seems to walk a little bit better. The treatment takes no time at all and she seems to enjoy it as she almost has a smile on her face when she comes back out. Whilst Gem does not need painkillers at times, despite the severity of her arthritis she does not need them constantly and I believe the laser has really helped with that. The less we need to use drugs for her pain, the less risk she is at from potential side-effects, and that’s reassuring for me as the last thing I want is to make her worse in some other way.
I would definitely recommend trying a course of laser if your pet is suffering.
We have been asked to review teddy's laser therapy treatment and what effect the treatment has had on him.
Teddy had surgery on both interior cruciate ligaments in January / February 2014. Since then he has had intermittent problems with his legs (stiffness and dragging paws).
In January 2015 it was suggested that teddy begin laser treatment on both knees. Since he has begun the weekly treatment, we have noticed a considerable difference in his movement. He has gained considerable more strength in his hind legs. We find he is not as stiff moving. The most notable change is that he now lifts his hind legs to pee, especially the leg we would have considered the worst affected. This has only happened since he began the treatment. He never attempted to do this before the treatment. He also has no need for any oral pain relief now.
Teddy enjoys going into get his treatment - he pulls to get in the office and we find after he has had his treatment he is a lot calmer. We have even been told he has fallen asleep during the treatment so he must find it relaxing!
Let us know if you need anymore information from us.
Thanks again for all you do for teddy.
Yvonne and eamon