Laser surgery in dogs

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Avatar f tn If you choose medical management, pain meds and strict cage rest for a minimum of 6 weeks is the standard of care. Laser therapy is controversial in that its efficacy is not proven. That being said, some people find that it works well for certain types of injuries and may not work for certain individuals. It will not harm your pet, but it may not work. The other option is surgery to remove a portion of the herniated disk to relieve the compression of the spinal cord.
Avatar n tn minerals, however, I have been administering 1000 iu/day of Vit E. I know Clemmons recommends 2000 iu/day in dogs w/DM but my vet is wary of this dosage. What do you think? Will it hurt him or cause any other conditions? He weighs 70lbs. I was told by a vet nutritionist that it can affect his vit K absorption and cause a coagulation problem. Also, I am wondering what you think about the 2 drugs that Clemmons recommends from WestLab: EACA & NAC? Have they worked on any dogs?
Avatar m tn I've also seen it done on dogs for hip dysplasia and arthritis, epilepsy, other allergy dogs, and on dogs post surgery to speed up healing. On every other dog that I either witnessed personally or read the testimonies of (which were about 20 in all) it worked moderate to very well. In my dog, it did not work. She had 4 weeks of treatment. I felt the laser myself and it feels like nothing at all.
Avatar m tn I have decided to do laser surgery. While researching I found out Lasik is more damaging to cornea since it cuts a flap in cornea and makes the cornea much weaker which may result in corneal ectasia which is a blinding complication and has no cure. Its really scary so I looked into PRK surgery. Its a better surgery as it is not an incisional surgery but the recovery is long.
1310633 tn?1430227691 My English Mastiff has developed osteoarthritis in her right hind leg, and surgery isn't recommended this late in life, and an alternative to oral treatment (and far more effective from what the vet has told us, although MUCH more expensive), is shot treatment. She also has pain associated with (2) TPLO's I had performed on her when she was 1 1/2 years old, and the vet thinks there is correlation between the osteoarthritis development and the TPLO's that were done on here several years back.
1436598 tn?1332900133 Have any of you done cataract surgery? My almost 11 year old APBT has cataracts in both eyes. She is otherwise healthy. I am torn on doing the surgery. She functions well but she wants to go 'all out' all the time which means she runs into a lot of things. Any advice would be welcome!
Avatar f tn I have a mix boxer that had surgery back in May 30 for a tumor remove. Well he was fine for two days but the stitches rip off, w/in three days the vet did another surgery to close the stitches and ask us to pay attention to the dog not to scratch. Well w/in 2 to 3 days all the stitches rip off again. The vet ask request for surgery again or to leave the wound open and eventually it will close w/in 1 month.
2072151 tn?1331800226 Has any one in the community had major surgery and had it really screw up your stability from your normal meds? I was moving along pretty good and I have had several surgeries in the past 4 years. One was 7.5 hours long and I was on life support machines for 3 days, intensive care 3 days, critical care 2 days, and my own room finally for a week. My medication seemed to hold up threw all that and a head/back body brace for 6 months.
Avatar n tn I had spinal fusion on my L5 5 weeks ago, and i am now hurting now more then i ever did before surgery. My Doc said he had the surgery and was back to work in 2 weeks. At 2weeks for me i was hurting so bad i thought i had messed up my fusion. So i went to see my my doc and had an xray and was told it was fine. He gave me a RX and said it was my last one. So i have had nothing for pain since 3 weeks after surgery.
Avatar n tn I heard that surgery can be risky for Cushings dogs. One vet recommends treating her with Lysodren one month before surgery to get the Cushings under control so that Candy can heal properly. The other vet thinks he can operate sooner with a laser because Candy is borderline and he feels that too many drugs in an older dog's system increase surgical risk.
793908 tn?1294708709 Just to update you.... with all the problems my poor Julie has, now something else cropped up..totally unrelated to Julie's Cushings, Pancreatitis, Heart disease, Kidneys, spots on lungs & gall bladder....was I ever shocked to find this. Last week Julie had Laser surgery on a huge mass in back & under her tongue, on the left side & on the right side too. Thats small a pea. We were scared to do this but had no choice. The Vet told me that they use this newer anesthesia.
Avatar f tn My first surgery was aminamilly invasive laser surgery down in Florida which I believe was the biggest mistake I ever made in my whole life.They are crooks them laser surgery dr.s (beware).Wish I would of just had the fusion instead but I didnt have until 7 months after laser surgery.So needless to say the past year has been a nightmare.Only this past week has the pain been really decreasing.My dr gave me neurontin and lyrica but hell with that junk I will just take what works (oxycodone).
Avatar n tn Are you affected worse during weather changes or rainy or humid weather? Or in summer or winter or all the time? I ask because I live in a mild sub tropical climate and mine used to be worst at the start and during winter which is dry, but the last couple of years I'm affected really badly when it rains and in the humid stormy summers.
Avatar f tn Come to find out all those years i had gall bladder stones by the time they figured it out i had a stone the size of a golf ball and almost died. I was rushed in for emergency surgery and for the first time i feel healthy in years.
Avatar n tn I have been told that I need my tonsils out to solve these problems, but its very risky surgery nowadays, there is a higher chance of bleeding in adults. They can laser them but they told me I would be out of work about 3 months and I cant afford that. I also have AIRPLANE EAR really bad. That was a new occurence for me as well. When they plane starts to descend, I get sharp piercing pains in my ears.
Avatar f tn Picking them out has left scarring on my face so I do not condone it however I can't hold it against anyone bc you feel it/them and it doesn't heal right away or feel better until you pick it out. So just exercise excellent hygiene in your personal surgery as to not worsen the situation. You are essentially removing the inner workings of the pore... The follicle wall... The sebaceous gland. Sometimes it grows back some times it doesn't.
8412758 tn?1398017101 Veterinary Medicine is changing it's views on ACL/CCL tears in SMALL dogs.....The new line of thinking is that they DO NOT need repaired, but can heal just as well on their own..... Now, if this is could be a Patellar Luxation, then it would require surgery... I have done both surgery &/or no surgery on torn ACLs/CCLs.....They seem to heal fine either way......Mine (All cases) were restricted from doing more damage for 4 weeks....
Avatar m tn What I am reading on the web is that this is a rare type of stone, usually in dogs with hereditary metabolic conditions precluding them to these stones. Also, I am reading that for prevention, they have to be fed a low protein diet for the rest of their lives and possibly be given an expensive alkalinizing drug, that these stones form in acidic urine so the goal is to make it more alkaline.
Avatar n tn If they are cosmetically displeasing or prone to bleeding, angiomas may be removed by surgery, freezing (cryotherapy ), burning (electrosurgery/cautery), or laser. Let us know if you need any other information. Regards.
Avatar m tn I have had two retinal tears repaired with laser and later developed a macular cyst in my right eye. About 7 months ago I noticed a slight change in vision in the right eye and changed from bifocal contacts to monovision with distance vision in the right eye. I went to my retinologist the other day and he found that my cyst had opened into a macular hole.
Avatar f tn Either on it's own or after surgery..... My Vets recommendations are a good Joint supplement and Laser Therapy.....It's been over a year, now and he seems fine....If it starts bothering him (After a crazy day of running), we go get a laser treatment...Lasers heal from the inside out..... My Vet's complaint was that his knee would be much worse if he had the surgery....Because of Arthrititis.....I was confused with all of this, but so far so good......
Avatar m tn I took him to my Holistic Vet that said Absolutely NOT to the surgery...We did laser treatments for a few months to speed the healing....It's Laser therapy such as Professional athletes use for injuries... Acupuncture is also an option....If it works, then Gold bead implants are possible...(This is a form of permanent Acupuncture). So far, my guy is doing fine...Sometimes, he does something crazy & limps a time or two, but not often....
685623 tn?1283485207 From my own experience, I had one of my recent cats (Fozzy) declawed conventionally and another one (Jazzy) declawed with a laser. Jazzy was up and batting at toys within a few hours after surgery while Fozzy did seem to mope and act sore for about 24 hours post op. So, bottom line is...if declaws are done, pain relief must be used! Declawed cats do lose a signficant portion of their defenses when you remove the claws...but don't consider them completely defenseless.
Avatar n tn I called the vet immediately and was told to bring him in. I rushed him to the vet and he bled a lot in the van. As we waited in the room for the vet he lost, I am assuming, a half pint of blood and it was getting worse. The vet came in and checked him and said that 1% of dogs have this complication and the only solution is to do a scrotal ablation. She said there was no other way to stop this bleeding and that the only other alternative was....
Avatar n tn Actually, I know that from firsthand experience. In 2000 my doc treated my bleeding with that and it got worse and in 2004, I was given a depo shot, which I think is mainly progesterone, and I was already bleeding and it got much, much worse and I had my procedure done early. That was supposed to thin my endometrium beforehand, but all it did is cause a major flooding incident. Anyhow, if anyone knows the answer to this, please let me know and where I might pull the information up from.
Avatar n tn I have a 15 wk old male sharpei/mastiff that has blood pooling in both ear flaps. I'm at the vet's 2 or 3 times a week getting it drained. It started in only his left ear then after a couple of weeks the right ear was also involved. This has been going on for over 3 weeks now and the vet doesn't want to do anything other than remove the blood by syringe. He feels that the pup is too young to have drains installed or surgery of any kind.
Avatar n tn When the dog barks, it rapidly expels air from its lungs, this air rushes up and past the vocal cords which vibrate and cause the barking sound. In the debarking procedure, either a biopsy punch or a laser is used (the technique depends on the vet who performed the procedure and which method they prefer) to make two small pinholes in each of the vocal cords. These holes are EXTREMELY tiny.
460185 tn?1326081372 I had a husky who just loved showing off his behind = ) I think I'd prefer to use something "natural" instead of chemical. Our Akita, NumberNine, is taking Clavamox to prevent infection but am not sure what infection the vet is trying to prevent. Thank you so much for the differences in Echinacea. Akitas tend not to react well to harsh medications.
942557 tn?1272698419 Good news was there was no glaucoma (which is very difficult to treat in dogs), but she did have multiple other problems with her eyes including dry eye, cataracts and the retina problem. She had laser surgery to tack her retinas in place in December of 2009 and her vision has been stable since. We were so lucky to have figured out that this problem existed before there was profound vision loss. Eyes are tricky in dogs.
Avatar m tn I have decided to do laser surgery. While researching I found out Lasik is more damaging to cornea since it cuts a flap in cornea and makes the cornea much weaker which may result in corneal ectasia which is a blinding complication and has no cure. Its really scary so I looked into PRK surgery. Its a better surgery as it is not an incisional surgery but the recovery is long.