If you have a pet with a chronic illness or disease like diabetes or arthritis, you know how difficult it can be to get it under control. Luckily, there’s a new, less aggressive treatment for those conditions and more, that some pet owners are calling a “veterinary medical miracle.”
New Jersey resident Ron Torres stated that less than two years ago his 6 year old dog Preston became paralyzed in his legs. “He had a herniated disk and a pinched nerve.” Six months ago, Kelly Collins-Garrod thought she was going to lose her 13 year old cat, Mr. Man, to Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a chronic and deadly disease for animals. “It was so saddening,” Garrod said.
After several expensive veterinary visits, both Torres and Garrod said they had all but given up. However, both pet owners now say Preston and Mr. Man are the picture of health. Torres and Garrod credit their pets’ turnaround to a low-level laser treatment offered by Holistic Vet Dr. Jill Elliot. Lasers have been used to treat many diseases and cancers from arthritis to chronic bronchitis in people, but veterinarians like Elliot say the’re having a huge success using them on pets.
“These lasers have been used for about 40 year in people,” said Elliot. Lasers are used on animals with diabetes, Cushing’s Disease, lung problems, arthritis, skin problem, and allergies according to Elliot. The laser treatment works effectively by stimulating healthy cells in the damaged area to start restoring and repairing the problem, said Elliot. Vets are also using lasers on horses to help with the pain threshold.
“It’s painless, it’s non-invasive and you don’t feel anything. There is no medicine that they have to give the animal, and they usually see results within the first day or two.” Despite being told Preston had less than a 10% chance of walking again if he had surgery, Torres says his loving dachshund was up and walking within a month of laser and chiropractic treatments.
Mr. Man’s condition started to improve within fie visits. “I’m just thrilled, I can’t say enough good things about it, I wish I could shout it from the rooftops,” said Garrod.
Veterinarians recommend 4 to 12 treatments with a cost of about $60 per session.