Integrative Medicine and Pain Management

Laser Therapy: We were the first Veterinary Hospital in the 4 Corners to get a therapeutic laser, which heals via photo bio-stimulation. This is a great tool for arthritis issues, post-op surgical application and basically any case of pain and inflammation. www.companionlaser.com

Acupuncture by Dr. Jennifer Fraser:

Stem cell Therapy: Stem Cell treatment in companion animals is becoming the norm and the potential use is exciting. Dr. Fraser and Dr. Woodson are certified in stem cell treatment with Vet Stem. ( www.vet-stem.com). Applications range from treatment for arthritis and ligament injuries to kidney failure and the potential of this technology looks to be promising. Current costs range is approximate $2,500.00 to $3,500.00.

Pain Management Options: Pain in pets just like people can be debilitating and prevent healing. The above modalities can all help with pain as well as pharmacological medications, such as NSAIDs (Non Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs) Rimadyl, Meloxidyl and Deramax, and Narcotics such as Tramadol and muscle relaxants. In addition, there are medications containing glucosamine and chondroitin which will lubricate and heal joints as well as some great joint care diets such as Science diet J/D (www.hillspet.com) and Science diet Mobility diet which can help alleviate painful conditions.

One of our doctors can formulate a specific pain management plan for your pet. One of our must rewarding tasks is to make an older dog and cat comfortable and happy!

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