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    Quote Originally Posted by Scueva View Post
    Duchess ss has been limpimg and I suspect similar issue as what you had. What does laser treatment cost?
    I'm sorry I don't recall right off hand. I will see if I can find the statement and then I will message you. It wasn't prohibitive though. In fact I was thinking of resuming for Ace as well

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    How did it work? Duchess wouldn't put weight on her left leg a few weeks ago after a play session with duke- after a week or so she was fine. Now again after another play session she won't put weight on her right leg. So a vet visit is in order. Poor dog is hobbling around. So bullys and hardwood floors they just don't go well.

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    After locating the statement the laser therapy was 83.00 for three treatments. It was originally scheduled for 6 treatments but he seemed to be doing so much better that the tech said bring him back in if he needed it. Within a few days he was again favoring it but still doing better and so there were good days and bad days. But over all it has progressively gotten better. If by doing the drawer test under sedation and it is not diagnosed as torn ACL and there are no fractures then laser therapy or just time for recuperation I would think is the answer. Even a small partial tear could have the dog bummed up a while but although the tendon wont grow back if its severed, if its torn scar tissue develops around it and helps stabilize the joint. Ace seems quite a bit better but I don't play as hard with him as I did in the past although he wants to I can tell. But until it appears basically back to normal I go easy, so let the dog walk some and keep limber and blood flow in the muscle but limit running or jumping.
    So yes I do think there is benefit in the laser therapy, if the injury is in the joint or in the muscle tissue it is designed to help either so it may well benefit. One observation I have on the laser treatment is concerning that they apply the treatment to the correct location of injury. I would think it would be better to cover a larger area than a small localized one, unless they are certain precisely where the injury is, because they could treat the joint and it may be in the muscle along side the knee or elsewhere in the leg or hip of the dog, in other words they should determine where the pain is and what is causing the limping.

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    Default Re: Lame left rear leg

    Quote Originally Posted by Scueva View Post
    How did it work? Duchess wouldn't put weight on her left leg a few weeks ago after a play session with duke- after a week or so she was fine. Now again after another play session she won't put weight on her right leg. So a vet visit is in order. Poor dog is hobbling around. So bullys and hardwood floors they just don't go well.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rural mystic View Post
    After locating the statement the laser therapy was 83.00 for three treatments. It was originally scheduled for 6 treatments but he seemed to be doing so much better that the tech said bring him back in if he needed it. Within a few days he was again favoring it but still doing better and so there were good days and bad days. But over all it has progressively gotten better. If by doing the drawer test under sedation and it is not diagnosed as torn ACL and there are no fractures then laser therapy or just time for recuperation I would think is the answer. Even a small partial tear could have the dog bummed up a while but although the tendon wont grow back if its severed, if its torn scar tissue develops around it and helps stabilize the joint. Ace seems quite a bit better but I don't play as hard with him as I did in the past although he wants to I can tell. But until it appears basically back to normal I go easy, so let the dog walk some and keep limber and blood flow in the muscle but limit running or jumping.
    So yes I do think there is benefit in the laser therapy, if the injury is in the joint or in the muscle tissue it is designed to help either so it may well benefit. One observation I have on the laser treatment is concerning that they apply the treatment to the correct location of injury. I would think it would be better to cover a larger area than a small localized one, unless they are certain precisely where the injury is, because they could treat the joint and it may be in the muscle along side the knee or elsewhere in the leg or hip of the dog, in other words they should determine where the pain is and what is causing the limping.

    Laser is definitely worth looking into... we have been taking Banks for monthly sessions for about two years for her back and hips. We totally see a difference in her from before the treatments and we see it when it is time for her monthly session; she is slower in movement and will only go on the stairs if she has to... the day after the session and the rest of the month, she is running, playing, jumping and goes up the steps two at a time. Banks has severe arthritis in her spine, fused vertebra and very bad HD, whenever our vet looks at her x=rays he is stunned that she is able to walk at all. So he offered the laser to help with her pain.... I just bought a 6 pack of sessions and it was about $180.00.

    talk to your vet about it.... it can't hurt
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