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Cold laser therapy for arthritis - anyone tried it?

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Has anyone ever used cold laser therapy to treat arthritis in their dog?

I adopted my beagle, Noah, earlier this year and he is an older guy that suffers from arthritis due to a previous injury. He appears to have been hit by a car at some point. His pelvis healed out of alignment, and his hip isn't quite right either. At his age, we just want to manage the pain. We have been trying the supplement Dasuquin, but it doesn't appear to have made a difference for him.

My vet has recommended cold laser therapy in conjunction with NSAIDS to help ease his pain. He told me that the laser therapy isn't a miracle cure, but it does seem to help. Does anyone have any experience with this treatment, and if so, how did it work for your dog?
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I do not have experience, but my Vet also recommends cold laser therapy for pain... and she is very conservative.
Thanks for the reply! My vet is also fairly conservative, so I was surprised when he mentioned trying it. Apparently, he uses it on one of his own dogs and has seen an improvement. I guess it won't hurt anything to try it.
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