Laser Therapy for Pets: Battling Pain and Helping Them Heal

Laser therapy for pets is great for pet pain management

At Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital, helping our patients live long, healthy, and happy lives is our top priority, and we pride ourselves on constantly searching for new ways to achieve this goal. Recent advances in pain management, postoperative recovery, and the treatment of chronic and age-related conditions has revolutionized our ability to help our patients heal. Laser therapy for pets is one such modality that we’re excited to share with our readers!

A High-Tech Approach to Healing

Although it may sound complicated or even far fetched, laser therapy for pets (also called cold laser or low level laser therapy) is really quite simple. A handheld laser tool is used to employ a deep penetrating beam of light to a targeted area. This light energy promotes a chain of chemical reactions in the cells known as photobiostimulation, which relieves pain and speeds up the healing process. Laser therapy for pets provides relief in the following ways:

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Are Self Cleaning Litter Boxes Worth It?

Self-cleaning and other high-tech litter boxes are all the rage!

Ah, the joys of cat ownership! Purrs and head bumps at the end of a long day, endless lap snuggles, watching their graceful movements, and…picking up their poop? While certainly not the most glamorous part of life with a cat, keeping a clean litter box is essential to their health and comfort. Self cleaning litter boxes can help with this unsavory job, but are these high-tech gadgets really worth the money? Continue…

Those Ears! That Nose! All About Rabbit Health

Quality veterinary care is important to rabbit healthThere are few things more adorable than the wiggle of a bunny’s nose or their soft, puffy tail. These days, pet rabbits are much more common and are making their way from the backyard into our homes. House rabbits are often free-roaming and can even be taught to use a litter box, which is why they’ve become one of the most popular exotic pets.

While they certainly make an exceptional pet, rabbits do have special needs. The team at Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital is happy to provide a crash course in rabbit health and connect you with the tools and information to successfully raise your rabbit companion.

Bunny Basics

Rabbits are wonderful pets and can offer owners a world of affection and entertainment. However, in terms of husbandry, rabbits do have very specific needs that can lead to sickness or injury when left unmet. Here are a few things you need to know when it comes to rabbit health:   Continue…

When the Cat’s Away: Why Pets and Mice Don’t Mix

Pets and mice don't mixA few decades ago, it wasn’t uncommon to view our feline friend as the resident mouser. Historically, cats (as well as dogs) have played a critical role in reducing rodents and other opportunistic animals that get into our food and living spaces. To a certain extent, this idea of the barn cat is still alive and well in many rural (and urban) environments.

Unfortunately, while cats seem to step up to this job with great enthusiasm, there are certain risks involved when it comes to pets and mice. Rodents, like other animals that have readily adapted to humans, carry parasites and diseases that can be spread among pets and people alike.

Let’s take a closer look at why these formidable foes should not become the sole responsibility of your furry little hunter. Continue…