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My New Lasers - SOOO EXCITED!

I'm really excited to tell you about my new toys - the Multi Radiance MR5 and the MyPet Laser. Laser therapy is becoming very mainstream in veterinary medicine. The scientific term for it is photobiomodulation or PBM. In a nutshell, specific wavelengths of light are used to create a response in the patient.

It sounds a bit silly. I mean, can you really use light for treatment!?? I would not have believed it if I hadn't seen the evidence with my own eyes. Scientific evidence is sparse but accumulating. The challenge with PBM research is that all these devices are different and when you think about it, it's pretty hard to do a controlled double-blinded study when light is the treatment. Until there is a good evidence to support it, human insurance companies won't cover it. But veterinary medicine doesn't seem to be hindered in this way and many veterinary insurance companies will cover laser therapy.

The laser all lit up!
MyPet Laser

The MR5 I got is great for treating acupuncture points on patients that won't tolerate needles. Especially those points on the paws that pets seems to be so sensitive about.

The MyPet Laser is a home use unit available for rental. The advantage is that it can be used daily or multiple times per day according to the condition that you're treating. It can be beneficial for wound-healing, pain relief, and acute injuries. It's also great for chronic conditions like arthritis, although in this case you may want to buy your own rather than rent (I can order for you if you want).

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