For decades now laser therapy has been used to treat injuries and painful conditions in human beings by stimulating the body’s natural healing mechanisms at a cellular level. Veterinarian clinics across the nation are adopting this therapy to ease animal suffering as well. And now a new device certified for home use makes treatment even more accessible and affordable.
As a pet owner, seeing your four-legged friend in pain can be heartbreaking. Sadly, many pet families are faced with helping their beloved pet overcome suffering at some point during their lifetime—whether they undergo a surgery, become injured, or develop a musculoskeletal condition. Take for instance arthritis, which has unfortunately become a very common problem in dogs. About 15 million household dogs suffer from osteoarthritis in the US alone! According to the ASPCA’s pet ownership statistics, osteoarthritis, or degenerative joint disease, is the most common type of arthritis in dogs and affects approximately 20% of ALL dogs over the age of one.
Low-Level Laser therapy is a non-invasive, pain-free treatment. It uses light that penetrates deeply into tissue, thereby relieving pain, reducing inflammation, decreasing swelling, and decreasing healing time. Many pet owners who have used this therapy on their dogs or cats have witnessed dramatic improvements. It’s also extremely beneficial due to the fact it is a drug-free treatment—there are no side effects and it can decrease the need for surgery and other medications.
This technology has definitely been a game-changer for both humans and animals alike; however there are a few disadvantages with treatments in a clinic setting. For one, treatments at a veterinarian clinic can be expensive. In addition, multiple treatments are needed in order to produce results, which can be inconvenient and sometimes impossible for a pet parent to achieve. Thankfully, there is a new groundbreaking product on the market that will give pet families the power of using laser treatments on their pet right in the comfort of their home.
Dog Med Laser (DML) is the only home-use certified Low-Level Laser designed specifically for your favorite companion’s well-being. It is a safe, effective, zero-risk device for temporary pain relief, reduction of inflammation, and faster wound closures. Low-Level Lasers have been proven safe over the years with no negative secondary effects ever recorded when applied onto humans or other animals since their first market approval by the FDA in 2002. DML does not burn, does not generate heat, and does not generate itching, and there are no risks to the eyes. In fact, no protective eyewear is needed for Class 2 Lasers. This technology has been certified safe for human and animal use and home use.
The DML brand has an important mission to fulfill: To provide safe, affordable and effective at-home pain relief to pets in pain, without the dangerous side effects of heavy medication. DML has been designed specifically for use on dogs (and cats) suffering from musculoskeletal conditions such as osteoarthritis (AR), hip and elbow dysplasia, spinal disks conditions, and patellar luxation.
In addition, the DML can be used for accelerating wound closure on dogs. This could include post-op surgery wounds or wounds caused by accident, lacerations and bite wounds, skin abrasion, punctures, insect bites, etc. Acceleration of wound closure is important in order to avoid and reduce wound infection. The sooner the wound is closed the sooner the risk of infection will disappear. It will also limit the number of days your pet must wear of the debilitating cone of shame.
The DML has also been designed to temporarily reduce local inflammation and edema. If inflammation is reduced, the associated pain is also reduced or eliminated, but for a limited time. Like all medications proposed for pain and inflammation relief, the DML application results are temporary. Treatments must be done daily, twice a day if possible, for better results. This is why a device certified for home use is the ideal solution.
How the Dog Med Laser Works:
To put it simply, lasers emit concentrated light that, in turn, affect how cells behave in living organisms.
Cold Laser Therapy, or Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), is a treatment that utilizes specific wavelengths of light to interact with tissue to help accelerate the healing process.
Every light visible or invisible is composed of photons. 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. Without light, there is no life.
The second example is tanning. The sun’s UV photons stimulate melanocytes (cells located in human skin) to increase production of melanin (melanogenesis) and in turn pigmentation. In both cases photons stimulate cells to act in a specific way.
As in nature, photons delivered by Low-Level Lasers stimulate the cells inside the bodies of humans and other animals 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.
In essence, Low-Level Lasers like the DML teach nerve cells to not communicate the sensation of pain to the brain, resulting in pain relief.
Pet owners today will go above and beyond to help keep their animal companions healthy, happy, and pain-free. The DML technology offers pet owners an affordable alternative to frequent and costly visits to the vet for laser treatments. This solution will deliver a much better quality of life to your furry best friend. Product will retail for $500 and will be available for purchase in February 2018.