How to Use the Dog Med Laser

Simple and stress-free for both you and your dog

Treatment Program Options

Dog Med Laser offers three (3) separate treatment programs. Find details below.

Reducing Inflammation and Pain

Laser setting: Program 1

5 minutes, twice a day

Dog Med Laser Instruction program 1 - to reduce inflammation

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

Dog Med Laser Instruction program 2 - pain reduction

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

Dog Med Laser Instruction program 3 - for wound healing

Suitable for:

  • Treating external wounds and injuries

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!

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.