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Is your pet on the mend from a recent injury or surgery? Is it struggling to get around these days due to chronic pain and inflammation from arthritis? Does it suffer from nerve damage or immune system impairment? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then you should look into laser therapy to treat your pet's problems. Lasers have proven beneficial in treating animal ailments as well as human ones -- and now you have access to Toledo pet therapy laser service right here at Trilby Animal Hospital.
What are lasers, anyway, and how do they help speed healing and maintain wellness? Laser stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. A laser beam is merely a stream of photons emitted at a particular electromagnetic frequency. The lasers used by a veterinarian do not cut or burn -- in fact, your pet will experience something like an enjoyable massage. Underneath the skin, the laser is highly effective at stimulating cell activity.
As Dr. Moore and staff apply the laser energy, cells respond with a spike in metabolism, resulting in faster and more efficient healing of injured or ailing muscles, nerves, bone and other tissues. The laser therapy also boosts the circulation at the treatment site, helping to reduce inflammation, swelling or fluid buildup in joints or soft tissues. The stimulant effect of laser therapy even extends to your pet's immune system response, an immense help to animals suffering from disorders that target or affect this critical factor in your pet's overall health and wellness.
Our Toledo animal hospital uses the Companion Therapy Laser System. This system's advanced features include a high-power solid-state laser that produces more photons per emission than other therapeutic laser products, as well as a special laser probe that can apply greater power density over a larger treatment area. As a result, Dr. Moore, can deliver more of the healing laser power in a shorter amount of time while your pet remains completely safe and comfortable.
Laser therapy can work wonders for pets suffering the normal side effects of the aging process, such as arthritis pain and stiffness. You might think your pet had stepped into a time machine and grown years younger as it regains its mobility and starts to enjoy a pain-free life once more. Owners of wounded or post-operative pets are gratified to know that the laser therapy is helping those wounds or incisions heal more rapidly. The laser's ability to boost your pet's healing capacity also helps resolve skin diseases and regeneration of damaged nerves. It can even contribute to your pet's ongoing wellness by helping to maintain a high level of immune resistance to common health threats.
Contact our Toledo facility today to find out for yourself whether our pet therapy laser can help your pet!
Canine Influenza Update October 2017
There has been a recent outbreak of cases of canine influenza virus (CIV) in the greater Toledo area this month. The virus can present as either of two strains, and is highly contagious. Virtually all dogs are susceptible to CIV regardless of breed or age. Symptoms range from coughing, sneezing, fever a runny nose and even a life threatening pneumonia. Typically, a dog will act like it's having kennel cough. A dog is most likely contagious before showing any signs. The Canine Influenza virus does not persist in the environment for very long, but it does spread easily between individuals, usually transmitted through direct contact with a contagious dog's saliva or nasal secretions. Treatment for CIV involves supportive therapy: antibiotics to prevent secondary bacterial infections, cough suppressants, or anti-viral medication. Sometimes fluid therapy is necessary depending on how long the dog has been sick. Dogs that go to day care facilities, boarding kennels, dog parks or training classes are at higher risk for exposure to CIV. If dogs spend most of their time at home or rarely come into contact with other dogs, they will likely have lower risk. There is no evidence that this virus is transmissible to people. We now carry a vaccine that helps protect dogs from outbreaks caused by both strains of the Canine Influenza Virus. The vaccine aids in the control of disease associated with CIV. The vaccine can be given in dogs at 7 weeks of age or older. A second dose is given 2-4 weeks later. A minimum of two doses is required for primary immunization, and annual vaccination with one dose is recommended. Please let us know if you have any concerns regarding your dog's possible exposure to CIV or if you anticipate vaccinating your pet against the virus.
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Welcome to Trilby Animal Hospital! We are located in Toledo, and we are
a full-service animal hospital, offering medical, surgical, and dental
veterinary care. Our mission is to provide the highest level of veterinary
care for your pets in a friendly environment. Our friendly and courteous
staff would love a chance to meet you and to take care of your pet.