Abused Kitten Dexter Receives Laser TreatmentPublished July 19, 2011
Since Dexter, that adorable black and white kitten which thousands of folks have already fallen in love with and continue to be concerned about is at this time doing so well, this will be my last formal update about his progress. Of course, once he has recovered sufficiently to be adopted, we will definitely bring you the good news!
It goes without saying that the amazing milestones that Dexter has reached during the last four weeks are completely miraculous. This little guy obviously has an incredible will to not only survive, but to enjoy life to the fullest. He is described by PetLuv Neuter & Spay clinic "to continue to be totally adorable and more and more like a precious kitten every day."
So I was thrilled to learn about the clinic’s very exciting news concerning part of Dexter's on-going treatment. According to their Facebook page, "Our friends over at the All Cat Hospital have offered to provide laser therapy treatment for Dexter!” And on Monday, Dexter received his first laser treatment to help heal any damaged tissue. It may also help his mobility and reduce any residual swelling.
You may be wondering what laser therapy is, and how it works. So here is some fascinating information about what laser therapy is, and the most common conditions which may benefit from using it.
Conventional laser therapy, which has been demonstrated to be both non-toxic and have no side-effects, has been used for over 25 years. Basically there are two types of laser therapy units: Pulsed and Continuous Lasers. Stimulating blood and lymphatic circulation, Continuous Laser emissions act quickly on inflammation and swelling. Reducing the inflammatory process, they have only a secondary effect on pain. However, since Pulsed Laser emissions can produce analgesia by interfering with the transmission of the pain impulse to the higher brain centers, they have an immediate effect on pain.
It has been reported that while being treated, some cats with chronic arthritis purr happily during treatment, while some with more acute problems get fidgety. However, as the treatment progresses, most of them begin to relax as they start feeling better.
Conventional laser therapy has been shown to help improve a variety of conditions. Among these conditions are: back pain (Intervertebral Disc Disease), arthritis (degenerative joint disease), trauma to the skin, muscle and bone, wounds, growth removal, bone surgery, acute or chronic ear problems, anal gland inflammation, dental surgery to treat gingivitis, lick granulomas, Idiopathic Cystitis (bladder inflammation), Sinusitis/Rhinitis (nasal problems), insect bites and, lastly, burns.
To learn more about Laser Therapy, visit this interesting article published on the Veterinary News website.
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