Fort Collins Veterinarian Offers Innovative Laser Therapy to Treat a Variety of Pet Ailments

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Moore Animal Hospital, a Fort Collins veterinarian, has recently implemented state-of-the-art therapeutic laser technology into their regimen of pet treatment options.

On May 8th, Moore Animal Hospital began using their new laser. One of their first successful cases was that of Duncan, a poodle suffering from back pain and decreased neurological function in the hind limbs. Dr. Maura Buckner, chief veterinarian and owner of the practice, decided to treat Duncan’s pain with laser therapy. “Duncan also had an eight-millimeter lick granuloma on his left dorsal paw,” says Dr. Buckner. “After the laser treatment, Duncan became more comfortable almost immediately and was much more willing to move around, manipulating his back after the first week. The granuloma was treated as well and was completely healed after the eighth treatment!”

How does laser therapy work, exactly? Different lasers have different applications. Some can cut extremely fine, precise lines, while some cause chemical changes in the body. Some lasers stimulate mitochondria within a pet’s cells, causing the tissue to heal faster, blood flow to increase, and pain to reduce dramatically.

You may have heard of laser therapy before—it’s actually been used on humans for many years. Laser therapy is used for vision correction, pain reduction, and precision surgery. The laser itself is housed in a small handheld device, targeted at certain areas of the body. It’s completely non-invasive and drug-free, yet it has proven greatly effective for pain reduction, improving mobility, speeding healing, and a wide range of other benefits in both humans and pets. Laser treatment has even worked to treat dental disorders, skin problems, bone fractures, and infections.

Older pets may also benefit greatly from laser therapy. The aches, pains, and decreased mobility that come with old age can be managed via laser technology, and arthritis has responded well to treatment. Since older pets are often taking various medications, laser therapy is a completely safe treatment method that avoids the risk of mixing medicines.

The veterinary professionals at Moore Animal Hospital have already used laser technology to treat a variety of pet ailments. Don’t rule out laser therapy as something only found in a science fiction novel—it’s quite real, and has proven quite effective!

Moore Animal Hospital is dedicated to providing you and your pet with the highest possible level of care and compassion. As your pet’s caregiver, you’re the single most important person in their life. That’s why you’ll be considered an integral part of the team. If you’re a pet owner in the Fort Collins or Larimer County areas, come visit the highly-trained and compassionate team of veterinary professionals at the clinic today!

Moore Animal Hospital
2550 Stover Street, Building H
Fort Collins, CO 80525
(970) 416-9101

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