Integrative Medicine

Having been involved in the field of Photobiomodulation(Low Level Laser Therapy) for many years, we are often contacted by pet owners both in the Boston area and internationally. We frequently write and review articles, read journals, assess possible research projects and consult in all phases of using light to treat medical conditions in animals as… Continue reading

It was heart wrenching to hear of the losses during the hurricane that devastated the Carolinas. Many people lost their homes and, horrifically, some lost their lives. Although the loss of property is not always preventable, most can be is replaced. Sadly many of the people who died, did so because they were unwilling to… Continue reading

Kidney disease in pets has always been one my two most dreaded disease. The other being cancer. While advances have been made steadily on the cancer front as we have gained better understanding of how to improve quality of life and longevity, Chronic Renal Disease has seen only small steps. Although improved chemistry and blood… Continue reading

In the last post we looked at several of the reasons that the price of high quality veterinary care has increased so dramatically over the past few years. As doctors who witness the importance of dogs, cats and other pets in the lives of humans, this escalating cost is of grave concern. There is nothing… Continue reading

Annually, on May 16, the United Nations celebrates the International Day of Light. This ensures that we may, at least once a year, appreciate the importance of this often taken for granted resource. Though agriculture, technology, communication and education are all highly dependent, there is no field in which light will play as critical of… Continue reading

As many of you know, Laser Therapy (now called Photobiomodulation) is one of the most commonly used therapies in our hospital. We have been involved in the use of this treatment early on and continue to research new diseases that respond to the application of light. Recently, while presenting a course on Light Therapy to… Continue reading

For those who visit this site with regularity, I am certain you notice my passion for treating many medical conditions with laser therapy. For those of you who are clients of the Brockton Animal Hospital, I am equally certain that at times, you receive “TMI” (too much information) about the field of medical laser with… Continue reading

As many of you know, our goal is to always keep you informed about your pet’s health, new treatments, emerging diseases and awareness of current happenings within out hospital. In that light let’s take a look at what’s occurring here that affects you and your pet companions. 1. Tick borne diseases, mainly Anaplasmosis and Lyme… Continue reading

Many conditions that we see in our pets also affect humans. The “One Health Initiative” http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/mission.php is a movement which links veterinarians and physicians in the study of the connection between human diseases, animal diseases and the environment. It is an extraordinary undertaking to see what we can learn from our pets in understanding the… Continue reading

The last few weeks has been very busy for us as we have asked to make presentations at three courses, conferences and scientific meetings. These events started with a Thor Photomedicine day long course where we were asked to present several case studies from our practice. Thor is the manufacturer of the equipment we use… Continue reading