Case of the month
"Charley" and "Dukosmo"
“Charley” is a 15 year old who had severe arthritis in his hips. He was very painful and his activity level was almost nonexistent. He was also very grouchy with his housemates and never participated in any playing or walking. For “Charley”, going up stairs was so painful that he seldom attempted them and he had to be helped into cars. He took several pain medications but the effects had diminished so much that “Charley’s owner had began to think that he was nearing the end. “Charley” began laser therapy treatments and after the first treatment, he wanted to go for a walk. With each subsequent treatment, “Charley” began doing more and more. He began wanting to go for walks, go up the stairs and even began getting in bed at night with his mom. As time went along, “Charley” began pulling his mom on walks and even running a little bit. His pain medications were reduced to about 1/3 of the original amount and his improvement continued. Today, “Charley” receives laser treatments monthly and will not get in the car without a good walk first. He goes up and down stairs, plays with the other dogs even initiating the play at times, gets in the car by himself and is walking blocks at a time.
“Dukosmo” is a 14 year old who had suffered with arthritis in his hips and knees for years. He rarely walked or paid attention to his housemate. After consultation at Dominion, “Dukosmo” began laser therapy treatments on his knees and hips. After several sessions, he showed much more energy and was walking farther than he had in years. His old food dance returned and he began wanting to play with his housemate. As his laser treatments concluded, his owners went west with “Dukosmo” and we received this note from his mom along with the picture you see above.
“We have been in Wyoming for a few weeks and Dukosmo is doing so well. We have done a number of hikes in the mountains and he is doing great!! No one can believe he is 14. Old behaviors have returned such as running to the front door for his walks and "spinning" in circles when I am trying to get his leash on. He has initiated play with Anja. (It has gotten so rough, I have had to put an end to the play) Some poor behavior returned too, such as trying to chase a runner yesterday! He has a lot of energy and inspite of the fact he is slow in the morning, we have noticed he bounces back really quickly”
These two examples show why laser therapy treatment is a great tool in treating arthritis and joint disease. There are a number of other applications as well for laser therapy and to get more information or to schedule your pet’s laser therapy, contact us at