How to Use the Dog Med Laser (Instructions)
Simple and stress-free for both you and your dog

How to Use the Dog Med Laser (Instructions)
Simple and stress-free for both you and your dog (or cat!)

The Dog Med Laser keeps treatment easy for you and your dog (or cat).

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It's as easy as:​

Select a treatment option on your laser.

Dog Med Laser offers three (3) separate treatment programs:

  • Reducing inflammation
  • Pain relief
  • Wound healing

Pick a brush you’d like to use today.

Dog Med Laser comes with two brushes that help separate pet hair to deliver laser light more efficiently (while giving your pet a soothing massage).

Keep up the daily routine to achieve the best results!

Treat at least twice a day: morning and evening.

A third treatment could be delivered at mid-day if opportunity allows.

The Dog Med Laser keeps treatment easy for you and your dog (or cat).

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Dog Med Laser Treatment Program Options

Reducing Inflammation and Pain

Laser setting: Program 1

5 minutes, twice a day

Suitable for:

  • Hip arthritis and dysplasia
  • Shoulder dysplasia
  • Elbow arthritis
  • Intervertebral arthritis / herniated disks
  • Carpus arthritis (wrist)
  • Stifle arthritis (knee)
  • ACL Post op
  • Patellar luxation (dislocated kneecap)

Why it works

Using the Dog Med Laser causes the smaller arteries and lymph vessels in the affected area to widen, increasing blood flow. This allows inflammation, swelling, and edema to be cleared away from injury sites more effectively and aids in the healing process.

Pain Relief

Laser setting: Program 2

8 minutes, twice a day

Suitable for:

  • Treating chronic pain
  • Treating acute pain

Why it works

The 635 nm photons delivered by the Dog Med Laser teach nerve cells to stop the sensation of pain from reaching the brain. This is a safe and efficient alternative to pain medication in reducing or eliminating pain for a maximum of 12 hours.

Wound Healing

Laser setting: Program 3

4 minutes, twice a day

Suitable for:

  • Treating external wounds and injuries

With wound dressings:

You can apply Dog Med Laser directly over an open wound, or over dressing. Please check if the red laser beams are visible through the clean dressing prior to applying. If you see red light passing through the dressing, photons will reach your pet’s wound. If you see nothing it means that the dressing is too thick or made of opaque material.

Why it works

The light emitted by the Dog Med Laser stimulates the cells surrounding the wound to multiply faster and the white blood cells to clean the wound, and – as a secondary positive effect – reduce wound pain. Speeding up wound healing also reduces infection risks and the time your pet must wear the “cone of shame”. Dogs will love that!

If you notice something abnormal about your pet’s movements, we at Dog Med Laser always recommend that you first get a complete diagnosis from your veterinarian. The diagnosis will help you understand your pet’s condition and give you information on how to provide pain relief for inflammation, edema or wounds.

We at Dog Med Laser recommend not using our laser therapy on dogs or cats with cancer and on post-cancer surgery wounds—even if you have read or heard that the therapy is being used on humans with cancer to treat mucositis and other radiation related conditions.