Eglinton Vet now offering laser therapy for your dog or cat!

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We are very excited to have added this treatment modality to our practice in the summer of 2012. Like our laparoscopic surgery program, the goal with laser therapy is to improve the quality of life of our patients in a non-invasive way.  With the addition of laser therapy for the treatment of a variety of diseases, we continue to be on the cutting edge of veterinary medicine in Toronto. 

Lasers have been used in human medicine for over 30 years, but are just beginning to appear in the veterinary field as doctors and animal lovers learn more about the benefits they can provide. Research indicates that the family pet is increasingly treated as a member of the family, and maintaining a quality of life for that friend is not only important to you, but also important to our veterinary team.

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The goal of laser therapy is to improve your pet’s quality of life through…

  • Reduced pain
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Faster recovery from acute injuries or wounds
  • Faster healing and scar tissue reduction after injury or surgery

At Eglinton Vet we have chosen to work with the MLS Therapy Laser (www.celasers.com). This laser is a ‘cold’ Class IV therapy laser, emitting two therapeutic wavelengths of light simultaneously (one pulsed and one continuous). This combination modality allows the beam to extend deeply into tissues without creating heat. As the laser light penetrates cells in damaged tissue, it promotes healing by rebalancing cells on a cellular level, stimulating blood supply, allowing drainage of fluid and blocking the mediators of pain.

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 We believe that one of the most powerful uses of the laser will be for arthritic pets, including those that cannot tolerate pain medications. If your friend’s life has been restricted by pain, we hope to be able to allow them to return to their regular activities. 

Our treatment plan for chronic pain will be six treatments over three weeks, after which we will re-assess your pet’s progress. After the initial sessions, most pets will require a single treatment every 2-4 weeks, depending on how the pet is feeling.

We will also use the laser as an adjunct therapy in cases of acute injury (e.g. muscle strains, wounds) and for post-surgical care.

After an initial consult with one of our doctors, your pet’s laser sessions will be performed by one of our veterinary technicians, who have completed a training course along with the doctors. In most cases, the client will act as an assistant and stay with their pet for the duration of a treatment session.

We pride ourselves on staying on the leading edge of technology and medicine, and educating our clients on the various levels of care available. Laser therapy is the future of veterinary medicine, and we feel that you deserve to have that option when choosing the best care for your pet.

Our team is happy to answer any questions about accessing laser therapy. Consultations can be set up for those pets being cared for by other veterinarians. To book your appointment or for more inquiries, please contact the clinic at: 416-487-1533 or info@eglintonvet.com.

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