Gardner Veterinarian Offers Advanced Laser Therapy Option for Pet Patients

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Oakbrook Animal Hospital in Gardner implemented state-of-the-art laser technology into their care regimen in April of 2014. Already, dozens of success stories and plenty of happy pet parents have resulted.

Dr. Tom Buckley, owner and chief veterinarian at Oakbrook Animal Hospital, tells of just two of many successful treatments since the clinic implemented its laser technology. A senior patient, a 14-year-old Collie, went through a series of six laser treatments to address age-related pain in the lower back, hips, and knees. The dog’s owner was so happy with the results that she now brings her pet back to the clinic for laser therapy every two weeks!

Older pets aren’t the only ones who can benefit from laser technology. Another patient, an 8-year-old terrier mix, suffered from inter-vertebral disc disease of the cervical spine. The dog also underwent a series of six laser treatments. “After just three of those treatments,” says Dr. Buckley, “the dog’s owners reported noticeable improvement. By the end of treatment, the pet was distinctly more relaxed and comfortable!”

How does laser technology work in pets, exactly? The laser beam itself can penetrate tissue deeply without damaging it, and the energy it carries induces a biological response in a pet’s tissue cells. This response is called photo bio-modulation, and leads to the multiple benefits associated with the technique.

Laser therapy is a non-invasive, drug-free treatment option that can reduce pain and inflammation, as well as speed healing times. The laser light is delivered through a small handheld device that introduces the laser beam directly to the affected area. All your pet will feel is a soothing warmth. Treatment to a single site only takes three to five minutes, and treating multiple sites usually doesn’t take more than 20 minutes.

Laser therapy has been scientifically proven to treat both acute and chronic conditions and help soothe post-surgical pain. Pets suffering from allergies, infections, inflammatory bowel disease, periodontal disease, hip dysplasia, lick granulomas, joint disease, and tendonitis have all shown improvement after receiving laser therapy treatment. It is also helpful for treating wounds, cuts and bites, sprains, fractures, strains, and much more. For pets recovering from surgical procedures, pain and inflammation can be reduced and healing times can be greatly improved. If your pet is suffering, ask your veterinarian if laser technology would be beneficial.

Oakbrook Animal Hospital has been serving the pets of the Gardner and Olathe areas for over 20 years. Each and every caring team member is dedicated to bringing you and your pet the best quality medical care while offering a personalized touch. From that loving scratch behind the ear to the extra blanket we provide your pet, you’ll know right away that your cherished friend is in capable hands.

Oakbrook Animal Hospital
http://www.oakbrookanimalhospital.com
500 W Main St.
Gardner, KS 66030
(913) 884-8778

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