These are tools you can use at home that I also utilize in my practice. I believe in empowering the pet parent in advocating for and being a wellness partner. My husband calls this talking myself out of a job but understand that while I have taken extensive training to do what I do, these are safe effective tools you can utilize to assist inbetween professional appointments that will speed healing.
Primarily, we will discuss LumaSoothe and Domer laser. Please use the provided links, I will gain a small commission and you will gain a discount over retail/level of customer care. ☻
Many pets come to me twice a week or weekly. I use light therapy every day in my practice and wanted something both effective and affordable that I could recommend for at-home use. In my practice I use a mix of LED and Laser, pads and hand-helds. There are two light therapy handhelds I love and recommend;
LumaSoothe is a compelling product that I also employ in my practice that is a veterinarian-recommended product to help with pain and healing in between scheduled therapy. It is polychromatic or multi-colour LED. I loved this tool so much, I reached out to the company and received a special affiliation with them that provides my customers with swift shipping and great downstream customer service. I will also be available to provide tips and training on the devices purchased through my link so I ask kindly that you refrain from purchasing off Amazon. If you are in the Dallas area, I also stock these devices to provide to my clients and you may schedule with me to pick one up!
Domer Laser – This is a tool I learned about during my CMFT training with Dr. Barbara. There are two flavors of this device and both, are very well priced with an additional discount using my code K9THERAPIST. The white unit is great for humans and the 4 leggeds. It has 3 808nm laser diodes and 12 650nm laser diodes. Time settings go from 15-60 minutes depending upon the concerns and the company will email you protocols. The red one is more high powered, nearly double, specifically tailored for veterinary use, with 5 808nm laser diodes and 10 650nm laser diodes, so treatment time is shorter, beginning with 5 minutes up to 30.
Light therapy provides accelerated tissue repair, accelerated cellular growth, encouraging the mitochondria, faster wound healing, chronic pain relief and improved nerve function, is anti-inflammatory. It comes with two treatment heads; one for deep tissue/tendon and one for topical/wound/post-surgical/hotspots healing.
LumaSoothe helps to relieve pain from:
Bursitis & Tendonitis
Cervical & Lumbar Spine
Additionally, LumaSoothe comes with a second treatment head for topical issues such as:
Post-Surgical & Injury/Wounds
Dermatitis, Hot Spots, Mange
Promotes Hair Regrowth
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There is a misconception that laser classes indicate effectiveness for light therapy. The Class ratings are Hazard Classes defined by the FDA to indicate the level of danger potentially exposed to the user and patient. Both LED and Laser therapy tools are very bright and should never be pointed at the eyes or looked at directly.
Photizo is another powerful handheld light device I use daily in my practice. Photizo Vetcare is a hand-held, rechargeable, LED light therapy device for animals that provides a 30 second pre-programmed, effective dose of healing red and infrared light for the treatment of many chronic pain and inflammatory conditions. The Photizo stimulates healing, relieves pain, reduces swelling and inflammation, calms muscle spasms, and effectively treats skin conditions, post-op areas, wounds, arthritis, tendonitis, muscle injuries, sprains, fractures and more.
Both lasers and LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) are capable of producing healing light at the correct wavelengths. However, LEDs provide more coverage than laser and don’t require any eye protection. LEDs deliver light over a more broad area, but at lower power. Their greater area coverage allows the maximum number of cells to receive beneficial light stimulation, with a faster treatment time than lasers. Laser is a more concentrated, deeper focus, great for pinpointing one target area. I use both in my practice.
SMALL + LARGE ANIMALS: The Photizo Vetcare is effective at treating animals of all shapes and sizes. With the Photizo, you can effectively treat cats, dogs, rodents, horses, livestock, birds, and reptiles. Many animals find Photizo treatments extremely pleasant, and get excited as soon as the light comes out! ♥☻♥