Hefner Road Animal Hospital Blog

Is it a Pet Emergency? What to Look For and What to Do

Hefner_iStock_000009827806_LargeNo one likes to think about their loved ones being in an emergency situation, but emergencies of all shapes and sizes can happen to people and pets alike. Being aware of your pet’s habits and normal behaviors can be very important in identifying and promptly addressing an emergency situation.

Learn what all pet owners should know about a pet emergency, including what signs to look for, and what to do if your pet is in crisis. Continue…

Demystifying Pet Laser Therapy

As you sit watching your favorite show after work you can hear that now familiar jingle. No, Christmas has come and gone, that’s Sadie’s collar jingling away and she’s at her hot spot once again. You’ve tried bitter apple, you’ve tried the sprays and the ointments and the pills and none of this has seemed to help. Your pet can’t live her life in the cone of shame, so what can you do?

Companion laser therapy

The idea of pet laser therapy sounds kind of science fiction, and there is a lot of science behind it, but fiction, not so much. Think back to those days in science class where you learned about the Mitochondria and how you never thought that there was an actual application for those “joules” you learned about in chemistry. The laser uses wavelengths, in the form of a warm, soothing light that is not painful for your pet. It emits photons that penetrate the skin and increase ATP production in the cells, which helps with growth and increase in cell health and energy.

Our Top Five Uses for Pet Laser Therapy:

  1. Pain relief
  2. Reduces Inflammation
  3. Accelerates tissue repair and cell growth
  4. Accelerates wound healing
  5. Improves nerve function

What does pet laser therapy mean for your pet?

Here at Hefner Road Animal Hospital we have seen the “miracle” of laser therapy and fully endorse its use in our everyday practice.

  • Post Surgery

Each surgery we perform is followed by a session with a laser over the incision to help cut down on your pet’s recovery time so they can get back to their normal routine as soon as possible.

  • Senior Pet Care

We have seen numerous senior pets regain a little pep in their step after sessions with our laser and that can make a huge difference in your pet’s quality of life.

  • Hot Spots

Not to mention, the dreaded hot spot. Laser therapy aids in the kind of cell growth needed in order to alleviate a hot spot once and for all.

Pet laser therapy, combined with traditional medicinal methods, could be the answer you’ve been looking for.

Pet Laser Therapy gearIts Quick!

Laser therapy is as simple as bringing your in pet while you run errands. The sessions can last from 5 minutes to 45 minutes, depending on the type of therapy and severity of the condition. While multiple sessions are often necessary for full recovery, seeing your pet’s health increase with each treatment can truly be worth it. Persistent conditions like hot spots and arthritis can seem never ending, but there is hope and it comes in the form of a relaxing, warm massage known as laser therapy.

If you are in the Northwest Oklahoma City; Lake Hefner area, contact us for more information for your pets best care needs.

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