After your pet has has an accident or an Orthopedic procedure that requires them to have limited activity for long periods of time there is a few options we offer her that can help them along their road to recovery.
Acupuncture can be defined as the insertion of needles into specific points on the body to produce a healing response. Each acupuncture point has a specific action when stimulated. This technique has been used in veterinary practice in China for thousands of years to treat many ailments. The Chinese also use acupuncture as preventative medicine. Acupuncture will not cure every condition, but it can work very well when it is indicated.
There are basically two types of laser therapy units: Continuous and pulsed Lasers. Continuous Laser emissions act fast on inflammation, stimulating blood and lymphatic circulation, and inducing fast reabsorption of fluid build-ups; however, they only have a secondary effect on pain, which is diminished after reducing the inflammatory process. Pulsed laser emissions, on the other hand, have an immediate effect on pain, since they are able to produce analgesia, interfering with the very transmission of the pain impulse to the higher brain centers, but they are less effective at treating inflammation and edema, only achieving results after a long period of application.
We offer a variety of medications to help your pet friend with any discomfort they may be dealing with either post surgical or during their physical therapy. depending on the severity of their pain you may require a combination of pain medications to help keep your pet comfortable.
Should your pet have an Orthopedic surgery or if your pet has injuries that your veterinarian feels may be fixed without surgery sometimes and Orthotic brace may be recommended. A brace can sometimes limit mobility in a certain area which can allow the target area to heal or it can help stabilize the area of interest making movement either less painful or easier for your pet depending on the goal of the brace.
Aspen With her Orthotic brace for her luxating patella.