Companion Laser Therapy

We are very concerned about pain management in pets. In keeping with this theme in our clinic, we have added the latest technology for joint and soft tissue pain problems, the Companion Therapy Laser. This Laser reduces swelling in joints and soft tissues which dramatically reduces pain caused by the pressure. Treatments last 3 to 6 minutes per site and require no anesthesia. Your pet will be very comfortable as this laser produces only slight warmth in the inflamed tissue. Laser Therapy for chronic conditions can require multiple (6 to 12) treatments to get your pet to a very comfortable situation. Maintenance treatments are then required every 3 to 8 weeks afterwards to maintain the reduced pain and/or mobility.

If your pet is currently on a drug to reduce swelling and/or pain medication we wanted you to know of this therapy. This treatment may reduce or eliminate the need for injections or oral medications.

Has your pet shown an intolerance to the drug or has your pet shown incomplete pain reduction? Then your pet is a candidate for this therapy. Please call one of our staff, or talk to one of our veterinarians about this technology.

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This technology has had FDA clearance for over 9 years.and is used in Chiropractic Offices,Pain Management Clinics,Sports Medicine Programs,Therapy and Rehabilitation Clinics, Professional Sports Teams,and Veterinary Clinics.

Companion Therapy Laser received the Good Morning America Award as the BEST Veterinary Product of 2009.

What to expect from Companion Therapy Laser Treatments

  1. Most chronic conditions require 6 to 12 treatments until clinical improvement is noted in mobility and pain reduction.
  2. Some pets do respond positively to one treatment, but most DO NOT.
  3. The treated site feels better 12 to 24 hours after treatment.
  4. As with any therapy, keep your pet quiet until all treatments arc complete.
  5. Chronic conditions should he done every other day until clinical signs resolve, then go to transition phase tapering back then with maintenance treatments every 3 to 8 weeks.
  6. Routine Surgical treatments should be done immediately after surgery.
  7. Orthopedic Surgical treatments should be done immediately after surgery, then at 24 hours and 48 hours after surgery. Then treat the site every other day for the 2 week period after surgery. (About 6 treatments).
  8. Definite improvements should be seen in the second week
  9. Treatments are cumulative in nature.
  10. Length of treatments and frequency or treatment improve outcomes.

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If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call my office. Sincerely,
Dr. Kristan Gutowski
(703) 435-8777


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