chronic kidney disease

It is the first day back in the office since co-chairing and attending the WALT 2018 Conference in Nice, France (how lucky to attend a medical coference there!). Again I am amazed at how far the science and medicine of Light Therapy has come in the nearly twenty years since we have been working in… 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

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

What do a feline in Texas, a horse in California and a dog in the United Kingdom have in common? They are all feeling well and thriving as the result of Laser (Photobiomodulation) treatment for Chronic or Acute Kidney Disease. It is not just the dogs and cats of Boston that are being treated with… Continue reading

After last year’s divisive presidential campaign fraught with politicking, personal promotion and prejudice, I took a three week road trip south (with Lou the dog) in an attempt to “get back in touch” with who we really were in this country. To my considerable relief I found that the great majority of Americans that I… 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

On November 4th two Brockton Animal Hospital patients will “travel” to Florence, Italy. They won’t actually be flying to Europe but the International Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ISLMS) is holding their annual medical conference. For the first time in their history there will be a veterinary tract as part of this human medical… Continue reading

Renal Disease Perhaps the most common latent disease that cats unknowingly suffer from is kidney (Renal) disease. Though most of us think that our feline friends are immune to this condition until middle aged or older, such is not the case. Frequently, in our practice, we diagnose cats as young as three of four with… Continue reading

Once again the holidays are upon us and I would like to thank all of you (that is our two and four legged friends) who have made this a very fun, inspiring and of course challenging year. It never ceases to amaze me the attachment and importance of our animal companions in our lives. I… Continue reading

Those of you who have visited our practice in the last few years, I’m sure have heard mention of Laser treatments for various conditions for our patients. Previous updates in this column have highlighted this technology as one of the most important and dramatic trends in veterinary practice during the past ten years. As an… Continue reading