Is Your Pet in Pain?

Posted March 10, 2014

Laser Therapy offers a non-invasive solution to pain relief

Many of us have felt the distress of seeing our beloved canine or feline companions in discomfort or pain. Maybe your cat is having trouble jumping up on the couch as she has done for years. Perhaps your dog was hurt by an aggressive dog at the park and the wound is throbbing and you can’t help him. MLS Laser Therapy is a fantastic non-invasive solution for pain relief, intervertebral disc disease, degenerative joint disease, arthritic conditions, muscular/skeletal system trauma, and inflammatory conditions.

Dr. Darryl McElveen has been using this new technology for almost a year now. Pleasantburg Veterinary Clinic uses laser therapy in all post-operative cases to reduce pain and speed healing at the surgical site. Just this past week, it was used at the clinic to help a dog with a herniated lumbar disc, to relieve a blockage of the urethra in a male cat, to reduce swelling in a hyper extended toenail of a dog and to speed healing in an infected dog bite wound. Laser therapy is also used after dental extractions to reduce pain and swelling.

“The staff are seeing the difference, and it makes me realize it’s not just me being hopeful,” says Dr. McElveen. “These people see their pets doing much, much, much better. The owners call me back and tell me how wonderful their pet is doing, and it makes me feel wonderful, because we’re helping them.”

Laser therapy was approved by the FDA in 2002, and has been used around the globe for more than 30 years. Cutting Edge, the worldwide leader in the surgical laser market, has introduced a therapy laser that has two synchronized wavelengths instead of the limiting traditional single laser—enough power to treat deep-seated pathologies. Dual wavelengths that are harmonized and synchronized help achieve greater (and quicker) results. When utilizing dual laser therapy, Cutting Edge says you’ll see a reduction in pain, significant reduction in inflammation, quicker wound healing, and ultimately a quicker return for the animal to normal activity.

The mechanism of action is to stimulate the mitochondrion in each cell. The mitochondria are the metabolic engines of each cell.

Results can often been seen after the first treatment. Most conditions have protocols that range from 6-10 treatments. Treatments are cumulative and are delivered 2-3 times per week for 2-3 weeks.

Information courtesy of Cutting Edge at