What is Dog Med Laser Therapy?

Dog Med Laser Therapy (a Low-Level Laser Therapy device) is a treatment that uses specific 635nm wavelengths of laser light to interact with body tissue in order to help accelerate the superficial healing processes. Dog Med Laser (a Low-Level Laser) emits photons to stimulate cells to perform specific tasks in the body, such as, reducing inflammation and edema, reducing or eliminating pain for a time, and speeding up wound closure. Inflammation reduction, post-Surgery healing and Pain management are the three prominent therapies proposed by the Dog Med Laser. In essence, the Dog Med Laser teaches wound cells to multiply faster, teaches nerve cells to stop the sensation of pain from reaching the brain and increases blood flow to reduce edema. The Dog Med Laser is the perfect alternative to risky anti-inflammatory medication.

Without Light, There is No Life

Visible and invisible light is composed of photons. Laser devices generate a beam of coherent monochromatic light by stimulated emission of photons from excited atoms or molecules. An example of the action of photons you may be familiar with is photosynthesis, the process by which plants use sunlight to synthesize foods from carbon dioxide and water. Photosynthesis in plants generally involves the green pigment chlorophyll and generates oxygen as a byproduct.

The second example is tanning. The sun’s UV photons stimulate melanocytes (cells found in the layer of skin called the epidermis) to increase production of melanin (this is called melanogenesis) and, in turn, pigmentation.

As in nature, photons delivered by Low-Level Lasers stimulate the cells inside human and animal bodies to perform specific tasks, such as reducing or temporarily eliminating pain, reducing inflammation, and accelerating the multiplication of cells to close non-infected wounds faster.

Dog Med Laser Technical Certifications

Animal Photobiomodulation Therapy laser device

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Dog Med Laser Facts

  • Does not generate heat (Low Level Laser)
  • Visible red laser light beams. 635nm
  • Specific pet design. Two brushes for soothing massages.
  • Laser light emitting diodes (long life expectancy)
  • Battery: Safest lithium battery LiFePO4 (long life expectancy)
    (can be carried on board of a plane)
  • ROHS compliant

We are proud to have received the endorsement of Dr. Tony Kremer, founder of Kremer Veterinary Services.

Proud Canadian Product

Proudly Manufactured in Canada

Proud Canadian Product

Proudly Manufactured in Canada

Dog Med Laser Technical Tests and Certifications

(Tested and certified as a human laser)

CB Scheme (2018) 

IEC 60601-1-2: 2014
Collateral standard: Electromagnetic compatibility – Requirements and tests
CISPR11 Test: Class B (Certification Home use)

IEC 60601-1-6: 3rd edition, 2010 + 2005
EN 60601-1-6: 2010
General requirements for basic safety and essential performance

IEC 60601-1-11: 2010
EN 60601-1-11: 2010
Collateral Standard: Requirements for medical electrical equipment and medical electrical systems used in the home healthcare environment.

IEC 60825-1: (ed. 2) 2007
EN 60825-1: 2007
Class 2 laser. NO eye protection required for either humans or animals.

IEC 62366: (ed. 1) 2007
EN 62366: 2008
Application of usability engineering to medical devices

We are proud to have received the endorsement of
Dr. Tony Kremer, founder of helpsavepets.org humane society and founder of Kremer Veterinary Services.

"The Dog Med Laser is a medical device every dog household should have, whatever the age of the dog."
Dr. Tony Kremer DVM
HelpSavePets.org & Founder Kremer Veterinary Services

Dog Med Laser Technology

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Photobiomodulation is the strange scientific (and official) word for Low-Level Laser Therapy.

The use of this term is key, as it distinguishes Low-Level Laser photobiomodulation therapy, which is nonthermal (doesn’t generate heat), from the use of light-based thermal devices used for heating tissues using near-infrared (NIR) lamps.

Learn more about Photobiomodulation from Professor Michael R Hamblin PhD, lead investigator at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine / Massachusetts General Hospital, Professor at Harvard Medical School, the world top Photobiomodulation expert.

Principle 1: Non Thermal lasers versus Thermal lasers

Non thermal lasers like the Dog Med Laser are certified for home use, have been proven efficient and safe. Thermal lasers are not certified for home use and require handling by a specially trained specialist to avoid dangerous adverse effects.

“Not enough is not enough, and too much is too much”. That is in layman terms the translation of the Arndt–Schulz dose-response law. Small doses of energy…

Not enough is not enough, and too much is too much”. That is in layman terms the translation of the Arndt–Schulz dose-response law. Small doses of energy stimulate functions in living cells with no inhibition. Larger doses of energy initially stimulate, but if the doses increase, they start to inhibit cell functions. Very large doses of energy dramatically stimulate for milliseconds, and then dramatically (and for an extended time) totally inhibit the cells. This means, low levels of laser lights are good for you, but high levels (like Class IV lasers) are bad for you.

Dog Med Laser technology respects the Arndt-Schultz dose-response law.

Reference: R. Chow et al., “Inhibitory effects of laser irradiation on peripheral Mammalian nerves and relevance to analgesic effects: a systematic review,” Photomed. Laser Surgery 29(6), 365–381 (2011).

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Principle 2: The Most Efficient Wavelength

It is proven that infrared wavelengths penetrate deep into tissue, but that does not mean that they are the absolute best. In a study by Al Watban et al, 2007…

It is proven that infrared wavelengths penetrate deep into tissue, but that does not mean that they are the absolute best. Below: Note the percentage of relative burn-healing after irradiation with different wavelengths: 633 nm is the clear winner (Al Watban et al., 2007). This is what the DML produces.

The infrared wavelength uses the water chromophores, whereas the visible red 600-670 nm wavelengths uses hemoglobin. Low-Level Laser 635 nm generated photons are transported by blood to the cells that make up tissues.

Red 635 nm absorption spectra: oxyhemoglobin

HbO2 Oxyhemoglobin

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Dog Med Laser emits 635nm red laser beams. The most efficient wavelength as proven below by Professor A Watban. 

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Principle 3: The Correct Cellular Communication

Cells in animal bodies communicate with each other 24/7. This is called cellular communication. Dog Med Laser photon delivery frequencies are designed to stimulate the cells to specific tasks.

Naturally, the stimulated cells send the task messages to similar cells, which in turn do the same to other similar cells, etc.

Some studies have shown, for example, that exposing one leg wound to red-laser photons accelerates not only the treated wound’s closure but also the closure of a wound located on the other leg that was never exposed to laser beams.

For more info:

J. Ty Hopkins et al. Low-Level Laser Therapy Facilitates Superficial Wound Healing in Humans : A Triple-Blind, Sham-Controlled, Study Journal of Athletic Training (2004)

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Dog Med Laser is a true nonthermal laser using 635 nm red beam superior quality laser diodes generating a power of 21.5 milliwatts per diode with frequencies for better results.

635 nm red beams have been in use since the late 1960s and have been proven over and over again to be the best wavelength to deliver cellular stimulation and trigger cellular communication in order to generate positive results for inflammation pain management and for acceleration of wound closure.

We at Dog Med Laser consider laser diodes to be the most efficient photon delivery medium to stimulate human or animal cells. Dog Med Laser diodes are expected to last many, many years, if used in a normal home environment.

Low-Level Photobiomodulation Lasers work by stimulating cells to do specific tasks. Cells are fragile organisms and coaxing them to do work a certain way is tricky.

Low-Level Laser photons’ delivery to the cells must respect a few principles in order to generate efficient results.

Dog Med Laser’s manufacturer is a member of the World Association of Laser Therapy (WALT).

Dog Med Laser is a true nonthermal laser using 635 nm red beam superior quality laser diodes generating a power of 21.5 milliwatts per diode with frequencies for better results.

635 nm red beams have been in use since the late 1960s and have been proven over and over again to be the best wavelength to deliver cellular stimulation and trigger cellular communication in order to generate positive results for inflammation pain management and for acceleration of wound closure.

We at Dog Med Laser consider laser diodes to be the most efficient photon delivery medium to stimulate human or animal cells. Dog Med Laser diodes are expected to last many, many years, if used in a normal home environment.

Low-Level Photobiomodulation Lasers work by stimulating cells to do specific tasks. Cells are fragile organisms and coaxing them to do work a certain way is tricky.

Low-Level Laser photons’ delivery to the cells must respect a few principles in order to generate efficient results.

Dog Med Laser’s manufacturer is a member of the World Association of Laser Therapy (WALT).

Dog Med Laser Therapy, Backed by Scientific Research

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8,000+ clinical studies have proven the efficacy of nonthermal Low-Level Lasers to deliver positive effects. Recognized institutions and publications have also vouched for the efficacy of Low-Level Lasers. These include the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University, and MIT medical schools.

Dog Med Laser has selected a few abstracts to demonstrate that its claims are validated by the most respected Low-Level Laser researchers and practitioners in the field.

[Inflammation] Anti-inflammatory Effects of Photobiomodulation

Study Title: Mechanisms and applications of the anti-inflammatory effects of photobiomodulation 

Author: Michael R Hamblin

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[Wound Healing] Low-level Laser Therapy: Stimulating, Healing, Restoring

Study Title: Low-level laser therapy: Case-control study in dogs with sterile pyogranulomatous pododermatitis

Authors: Roberta Perego, D. Proverbio, A. Zuccaro and E. Spada

Department of Veterinary Sciences for Health, Animal Production and Food Safety (VESPA), University of Milan, Via Celoria 10, 20133 Milano, Italy

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Study Title: Low-level laser (light) therapy (LLLT) in skin: stimulating, healing, restoring

Authors: Pinar Avci MD, Asheesh Gupta PhD, Magesh Sadasivam MTech, Daniela Vecchio PhD, Zeev Pam MD4, Nadav Pam MD4, and Michael R Hamblin PhD

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[Pain] The Efficacy of Low-Power Lasers in Tissue Repair and Pain Control

Study Title: The Efficacy of Low-Power Lasers in Tissue Repair and Pain Control: A Meta-Analysis Study 

Authors: CHUKUKA S. ENWEMEKA PT. PhD FACSM, JASON C. PARKER MSPT, DAVID S. DOWDY MSPT, ERIN E. HARKNESS MSPT, LEIF E. SANFORD, MSPT, and LYNDA D. WOODRUFF P.T. PhD

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[Pain] The Use of Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) For Musculoskeletal Pain

Study Title: The Use of Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) For Musculoskeletal Pain 

Authors: Howard B Cotler, Roberta T Chow, Michael R Hamblin, and James Carroll

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