We strive to keep up with all the technological advances in the veterinary field. While doing this we try our hardest to only use what we feel will be 100% necessary and helpful to our patients and clients. We find it extremely helpful to provide complete information for all of our clients and their pets. Should you need any further information or education, our staff has flyers and pamphlets for you to read.
Surgical Procedures- CO2 Laser
Feline De- Claws (front only) - From the past to the present procedures have changed. The laser de-claw has become much less painful and more efficient. As the laser cuts, it cauterizes causing less bleeding, less pain trauma, and more efficiency overall. Your feline companion stays overnight so our staff can monitor them to make sure there is no bleeding (no additional cost to you). For more information call the clinic at 503-692-3340.
Growth Removals - The laser is amazing when it comes to both small and large growth. It cauterizes as it cuts which makes for much less maintenance for owners during after-care. Perfect for those little cosmetic growths!
Spay/Neuter - Another great example of a pain management procedure and with the cauterization, comes faster healing and recovery time.
Therapy Laser Procedures
Laser therapy is a surgery-free, drug-free, noninvasive treatment to reduce pain, reduce inflammation and speed healing. This is achieved by using a beam of laser light to deeply penetrate tissue without damaging it. Laser energy initiates a response in the cells called "photo-bio-modulation", which leads to reduced pain, reduced inflammation, and increased healing speed.
Treatment protocols are unique to each patient and condition. Therefore, treatments will vary in time, complexity, and cost. Laser Therapy can be used to enhance other treatment plans recommended by Dr. Ghitea, Dr. Hughson, and Dr. Nelson.
The Companion laser has settings that help treat the following conditions:
- Degenerative joint and disc disease
- Hip dysplasia
- Dermatologic disorders (eg, hot spots, interdigital dermatitis, acral lick granuloma)
- Acute and chronic otitis
- Periodontal disease (eg, feline stomatitis)
- Post-operative healing (eg, to treat incision pain and reduce inflammation before the patient wakes up)
- Acute traumas (eg, sprains or strains without radiographic changes or ruptured ligaments)