Arthritis

Well, not really but after recently returning from the World Association of Laser Therapy (WALT) meeting in Brisbane, Australia I was amazed at the amount of research that was progressing around the world. Though primarily a meeting for doctors in the human field, I was asked to be a speaker at the meeting and presented… Continue reading

Overweight or obesity in dogs and cats is a problem that has grown to alarming proportions.  Although it is our responsibility as  pet caretakers to manage their weight, the majority of pet food manufacturers have not  helped.  In their efforts to provide foods that are nutritious, low residue and palatable the industry has produced many… Continue reading

Frequently, veterinary disease conditions that do not seem to respond to initial treatment are often dealt with by adding additional medications. Although in certain illnesses such as cardiac disease this may be an accepted and appropriate response, in other situations additional chemicals may serve only to cloud the short and/or long term prognosis. Consider, for… Continue reading

Perhaps the most important treatment for lameness of all causes in dogs and cats to emerge is Low Level Laser Therapy or LLLT.  LLLT is more accurately described as photobiomodulation.  Although this term seems a bit daunting if one looks at the individual parts it becomes very logical..  Photo refers to light, bio refers to… Continue reading

Let’s assume that any laboratory abnormalities have been dealt with and that we still have a limping dog or lackadaisical cat and X-rays (radiology or imaging) have revealed arthritis of one or several joints.  There are certain joints that are more typically affected in some species as well as even breeds within these species.  It… Continue reading