Couldn't resist sharing this note from a friend back in my hometown of Rochester, NY. (notice how Olive is all ears!) The vet, Dr. Michelle Brownstein, is well known for her PINC clinics, which I've written about before, also. (stands for Pets in Need Clinic - where she does exams and gives vaccines to pets of people out of work).
Well, seems like she's keeping up on all the latest technology and I'm happy that I get to write about it. Amy Blum, her publicity gal, sent me their press release so here it is: READ ALL ABOUT IT:
Henrietta Animal Hospital one of the only area clinics offering new treatment option
Henrietta, NY—Laser technology, often associated with rock concerts, missile defense systems, or optical correction, has been applied as a successful therapeutic treatment for world-class athletes and thoroughbred racehorses. Now, Henrietta Animal Hospital (henriettahosp.com) becomes the newest—and one of the only—veterinary practices in Western New York to offer this “therapy laser” medical innovation for pets.
>>> An Open House on Saturday, December 1 from 12-2 pm is scheduled at Henrietta Animal Hospital—3156 East Henrietta Road—for owners (without their pets) to learn more about therapy laser. <<<
“We saw an opportunity to take our treatment capabilities to the next level to address, non-invasively and without drugs, the wide range of conditions we see in our clients’ pets,” said Dr. Michelle Brownstein, owner and sole practitioner of Henrietta Animal Hospital.
“My veterinary team and I did a lot of research, and we believe that therapy laser can provide a great outcome in reducing pain and swelling and speeding the healing process.”
Studies indicate that laser-treated wounds heal a third to a half faster than the time required in normal healing. Dr. Brownstein also notes that this therapy has had excellent results in older pets with chronic conditions like hip dysplasia and degenerative joint diseases like arthritis. This is especially important for conditions where anti-inflammatory medications are risky because of the animal’s age, liver and/or kidney health, or species.
Infrared laser light as used in Henrietta Animal Hospital’s Companion Laser TherapyTM harmlessly penetrates deep into tissues where it is absorbed in the cells and converts into chemical energy. Therapy laser light stimulates the mitochondria within the cells to help tissues heal. Benefits take place at the cellular level, accelerating blood flow, healing tissue, and reducing pain. Results are immediate without any dangerous side effects.
Treatment is unique to each patient and condition, and a specific plan is created for each pet’s situation.
Dr. Brownstein and Henrietta Animal Hospital are offering special packages for both new and existing clients. More information can be found at www.henriettahosp.com, or by calling Dr. Brownstein at (585) 334-3800. Details, including videos, also are available at the therapy laser company website, litecure.com/companion/for-pet-owners.
The Henrietta Animal Hospital promotes a team approach to patient care using advanced principles of medicine delivered with compassion, with a commitment to the community and providing the best possible client/patient care.
How about that? I am very interested in learning more about this and I hope my vet is on the leading edge of technology, also. In fact, I think I'm going to ask, when we take the pets in over the next couple of weeks. (how does that happen, btw... they are all due for something...at the same time! just like kids - BOL!) OH... don't forget to hop over and Like her Facebook page!