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    knee injury treating with laser therapy????

    Gabby got her x-rays today. She definitely has a tear in her knee ligament, she is already having some arthritis build up. So we had a few options. Obviously surgery is one of them. We opted for laser therapy, which we start on Monday, but I am having second thoughts. Gabby is 4.5 boxer/lab mix. She is 62 lbs which is on the high side of her healthy weight, we are trying to bring her weight down a bit.
    Our vet was overly busy today while we were there and I didn't get to ask the million questions I wanted to.
    I am working on switching to raw, she is on s3 soft chews and ligaplex II supplements. She is on very low to no activity. Laser therapy seems like a good option, however it is my understanding that this will not heal her knee, just make it feel better.
    I would rather not do surgery, but if it is gonna get her back to nearly 100% I think I would consider it. She is still young and her favorite game is fetch. I want to make the best decision for her.
    Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
    Jessica: Mommy to Gabby (Boxer/Lab), 2 Kitties (Jasper & Hannah), 1 bunny, 2 turtles, 2 tortoises, 6 hens, 3 ducks.

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    Re: knee injury treating with laser therapy????

    Our vet has been treating Nanuq with laser therapy. She doesn't have a torn ligament. The laser treatments are for pain and swelling in her feet from demodex mange. The results have been amazing. Her whole personality has changed (for the better). She enjoys her walks more and isn't limping anymore. At first I thought it as a crazy idea but we started seeing results after the second treatment. We go back to the vet on Monday. If I think of it I will ask him what the laser would do for a torn ligament. Nanuq likes her treatments so much that she usually falls asleep during treatment. She usually hates going to the vet but since we have been going back every couple of days for the laser therapy she gets excited about going there.

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    Re: knee injury treating with laser therapy????

    Thanks for your input. If you talk to your vet I would be very interested i what he/she has to say. I am going to call and try to talk to the dr today and see if I can get more info out of her. I will keep you posted.

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    Jessica: Mommy to Gabby (Boxer/Lab), 2 Kitties (Jasper & Hannah), 1 bunny, 2 turtles, 2 tortoises, 6 hens, 3 ducks.

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    Re: knee injury treating with laser therapy????

    Did you start the laser therapy on Gaggy today? I hope it works as well for her as it has for Nanuq. I didn't get to talk to the vet today. The office was crazy busy.

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    Re: knee injury treating with laser therapy????

    Thanks for checking in. Her appt was at 4:30, but I just got off the phone with the dr, I think I am going to opt for surgery and then do the laser therapy afterward. I have to call the dr that does the surgery and find out more information about the surgery. It sounds like she has a better chance of being 100% after surgery than doing the laser therapy. I think we will do the laser therapy after the surgery to help with recovery.
    Jessica: Mommy to Gabby (Boxer/Lab), 2 Kitties (Jasper & Hannah), 1 bunny, 2 turtles, 2 tortoises, 6 hens, 3 ducks.

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