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Pet Parent Education

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We were notified by the LA Country Public Health that during the second half of 2016, a human case or case(s) of FLEA BORNE TYPHUS were reported near our practice (either within in the zip code where your practice is located or in a nearby zip code – 91744). This could indicate that fleas in the area are infected with the pathogens that cause fleaİ borne typhus: Rickettsia typhi or Rickettsia felis.

Below is information on flea borne typhus, what it is, and how to prevent the spread of the disease.

http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/hea/library/topics/typhus/index.htm

Laser Therapy

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Pet Owners value the clinical benefits of laser Therapy for veterinary care.

The benefits of laser therapy are relatively new in the veterinary industry. Despite this, owners are quick to adopt the technology as they see a marked improvement in the health of their pets, quickly and free of side-effects.

Benefits include intense anti-inflammatory and anti-edemic effects, strong analgesic effect and quicker recovery.

Most common indications for Laser Therapy:

1. Arthritis (Degenerative Joint Disease)

2. Back Pain (Intervertebral Disc Disease)

3. Trauma (Skin, Muscle, Bone)

4. Wounds (Trauma)

5. Surgery (Incisions, Growth Removals, Bone Surgery)

6. Inflammatory Conditions:

  • Acute or chronic otitis (Ear problems)
  • Anal Gland inflammation
  • Periodontitis (Gingivitis)
  • Hot Spots
  • Lick Granulomas
  • Idiopathic Cystitis – (Bladder Inflammation)

Laser Surgery

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Laser Surgery is ideal for a wide variety of procedures for dogs and cats. The most widely recognized procedure amongst pet owners is the feline laser declaw. Additional procedures include but are not limited to spays and neuters, removal of cysts, tumors and warts, as well as specialized internal procedures.

Clinical Benefits of Laser Surgery

Customers value the clinical benefits of laser surgery for veterinary care.

Laser surgery is recognized in human and veterinary medicine for its benefits to both patient and surgeon. While several types of lasers are used for different applications, the primary device for soft tissue surgery in small and mixed animal practices is a carbon dioxide laser.

Reduced Pain

The CO2 laser beam seals nerve endings as it cuts through tissue. This reduces the amount of pain the patient feels during and after surgery.

Reduced Bleeding

The CO2 laser beam cauterizes and seals small blood vessels as it cuts. This laser energy achieves hemostasis and provides the surgeon with a bloodless surgical field in most procedures.

Reduced Swelling

There is no physical contact between the laser and the surgical region, eliminating the tearing and bruising of tissue associated with traditional surgical methods. Lymphatic vessels are also sealed.

Reduced Infection

Laser energy acts as an antibacterial agent by producing high temperatures, effectively eliminating microorganisms.

Quicker Recovery

As a result of all of the above, laser surgery provides the benefit your clients will appreciate the most: a quicker recovery for their pet.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Laser for Pets?

Laser technology, with its medical use dating back to the early 1960’s, reduces trauma to your pet, shortens recovery, and often decreases the length of hospital stays for your loved ones. Your Veterinarian is amongst the Top 20% of hospitals nationwide offering laser surgery.

What is a Laser?

Laser is an acronym for Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation. A laser is a device that generates an intense beam of coherent light that can cut, seal or vaporize tissue.

What types of lasers are there?

Lasers come in a variety of modalities, each suited for particular needs. CO2, diode, YAG and other types of lasers are all used in human and veterinary medicine. While no laser suits all applications, CO2 lasers are by far the most common laser first purchased by a small or mixed animal practice in veterinary medicine, for the reasons below.

What is a CO2 Surgical Laser?

The carbon dioxide (CO2) laser emits a colorless, infrared light at a specific wavelength of 10,600 microns, which has an extremely high affinity for the intercellular water of cells.

How does a CO2 Surgical Laser work?

The main constituent of cells-water, readily absorbs the wavelength of light produced by the CO2 surgical laser. The spectral absorption of water provides the CO2 laser with the ability to coagulate, cut, char, or ablate/vaporize tissue depending on the power density and the energy level applied by the surgeon. The surgeon can control the extent by which the laser beam is absorbed into surrounding tissue, resulting in an extremely precise tissue incision.

Why should I choose laser surgery for my pet?

A summary of the benefits the laser will provide you and your pet are:

  • Less pain
  • Less bleeding
  • Less swelling
  • Extreme precision
  • Reduced risk of infection
  • Quicker recovery

With the associated laser benefits, your pet will recover quicker and return home sooner.

Are lasers new?

Laser technology has been helping doctors to safely and effectively treat patients since the early 1960’s. The principles necessary for the concept of laser development date back to the early 19th century with Bohr’s theory of optical resonance. The technology is well proven and it is now being adopted by veterinarians worldwide to improve patient care.