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LIBERTY LAKE, WA, March 26, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Spokane Veterinarian and alternative pet healthcare provider, Legacy Animal Medical Center, recently added cold laser therapy to their alternative healthcare offerings to aid pets that suffer from arthritis, severe muscle pain and skin issues. Laser therapy has been used in humans for decades and is a new development and hot trend in the veterinary world.
Several major studies have been conducted over the past two decades on cold laser therapy, including studies from the Food and Drug Administration, Baylor College of Medicine and the Wellman Center from Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. These studies showed that laser therapy reduces pain in approximately 70% of patients on a wide array of injuries and conditions, while the other 30% see no change with zero adverse effects.
"We typically use laser therapy to increase the rate of healing after certain surgical treatments," stated Dr. Mark Fosberg, founder of Legacy Animal Medical Center and Head Veterinarian. "Laser therapy is very effective in healing dogs and cats that suffer from strains, sprains, arthritis or suffering from old age."
Cold laser therapy is a noninvasive procedure and is based on the idea that the light emitted by the laser is absorbed through the pet's body at the site of administration and into their cells. Therapy sessions typically last 10 to 15 minutes, but can last up to 30 minutes on a larger dog or if we are treating multiple areas. Animals experience no discomfort and often sleep through the therapy sessions. Pets often see immediate results and continued therapy sessions are recommended for pets with severe arthritis or chronic medical conditions.
For more information on Legacy Animal Medical Center's alternative healthcare services and cold laser therapy, call 509-926-8387 or visit www.legacyamc.com today to schedule an appointment.
About Legacy Animal Medical Center
Founded in 2001, Legacy Animal Medical Center is a family-owned and operated full-service animal medical, grooming and boarding center in Liberty Lake, Washington. Legacy Animal Medical Center specializes in wellness programs, medical and surgical services, holistic medicine and more. For more information, call 509-926-8387, or visit the company's web site at www.legacyamc.com
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