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ANIMAL HOSPITAL OF ORLEANS

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65 Finlay Rd.
Orleans, MA 02653
Phone: (508) 255-1194
Fax: (508) 255-9709

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We have Laser Therapy - the latest in pain control and wound healing.Laser Therapy

To see a video of the laser at work click here!

Many of our clients are aware of Laser Therapy. The Animal Hospital of Orleans is committed to providing our patients with the most advanced technology.

We are also passionate about providing pain relief to our aging pets. We now offer Laser treatments for a variety of conditions from arthritis to promoting wound care and healing.

Our Companion Therapy Laser® system is the most powerful Class IV laser in the veterinary market today. Designed exclusively for veterinary medicine, the Companion system provides pets with faster recovery times and enhanced clinical outcomes for age related diseases, chronic and acute disorders, rehabilitation, and wound healing.  

The Companion Therapy Laser is an FDA-approved modality that provides a surgery-free, non-invasive treatment with the goal of reducing pain, diminishing inflammation, and increasing healing speed. The Class IV laser offers a more powerful light to penetrate deep tissue safely and reach areas typically inaccessible with less powerful lasers.

The top ten beneficial biological effects of the Companion Therapy Laser system are as follows:

  1.  Relieves PainLaser
  2.  Reduces Inflammation
  3.  Accelerates Tissue Repair and Cell Growth
  4.  Improves Circulation
  5.  Increases Cellular Metabolic Activity
  6.  Reduces Scar Tissue
  7.  Improves Nerve Function
  8.  Accelerates Wound Healing
  9.  Stimulates Immunoregulation
10.  Stimulates Accupuncture and Trigger Points

How long does the treatment take?

Treatment protocols are unique to each patient and condition. Therefore, treatments will vary in time, complexity and cost. For some chronic patients, multiple joints will be treated during one laser treatment session. When appropriate, laser therapy can be used as a complementary adjunct to other treatment plans.

What can be treated with laser therapy?

If your pet is feeling pain, has inflammation, or a wound, the laser is a sterile, pain-free, surgery-free, drug-free treatment.  The laser is used to treat a variety of injuries, wounds, fractures, neurological conditions, numerous dermatological problems, and pain. Whether your pet is rehabilitating from trauma or injury, healing from wounds, or simply aging, the laser has been shown to provide relief and speed healing.

What’s involved with treating my pet?

The laser light is delivered through a non-invasive handpiece to treat the affected area. Your pet will feel a gentle and soothing warmth. As the laser is administered, many pets will relax, much like you would experiencing a good massage. The almost immediate relief of pain will allow your pet to be comfortable and any anxiety that your pet initially experienced will dissipate.

How does it work?

The Companion therapy laser system sends photons, or packets of light energy, deep into tissue without damaging it. These photons are absorbed within the mitochondria of the cells and induce a chemical change called “photo-bio-modulation”.   This light energy then inspires production of ATP in the cell.  ATP is the fuel, or energy, cells need for repair and rejuvenation.  Impaired or injured cells do not make this fuel at an optimal rate.  Increased ATP production leads to healthier cells, healthier tissue, and healthier animals.

Are there any side effects?

There are no known side effects with this treatment.

What can I expect at home?

You might see a change in activity when your pet comes home. For some it might be increased activity and others may be more relaxed. This is due to the pain relief and reduction in inflammation.

How should I support this treatment at home?

There are no specific things you need to do at home, other than follow normal restrictions, dietary needs, and additional treatment protocols as you pet’s condition dictates and is outlined by your veterinarian.

What to expect during a Companion Laser Therapy treatment session for your companion?

Simply put, it provides relief. The fur does not need to be clipped. Eye protection will be worn by the laser operator and anyone in a close proximity to the laser probe.  The eyes of the animal will be directed away from the treatment area or covered with a towel or eye wear.  The clinician will move the probe over the area of treatment to assure the laser is being delivered to the area which needs improvement.

What will my pet feel?

As the laser is administered, often pets will relax and enjoy, much like you would experiencing a good massage. The almost immediate relief of pain will allow your pet to be comfortable and any anxiety that your pet initially experienced will dissipate. Occasionally, angry cats will start to purr and dogs will fall asleep during their therapy session.

Is there anything my pet should or shouldn’t do, or take, while on the treatment?

Just follow normal treatment protocols as outlined. You do not need to be overly cautious nor should  you overdo any activities. Just business as usual.

When can I expect to see an improvement? What might I see?

You may see relief in the first treatment or so as pain and inflammation are reduced. For example: better mobility for joint conditions, drying and healing of dermatological issues, faster healing for wounds and incisions, or your pet just seeming more relaxed and comfortable . For some conditions, a series of treatments may be necessary before you see results due to the severity or complexity of the condition.  Each pet is different, and treatments are unique for your pet’s specific needs.

Welcome

Our AHO family has been caring for yours since 1993!

We always welcome new clients to join our extended family! New clients receive their first office visit  for FREE!

Fear Freesm is an educational program designed for veterinary professionals that focuses on the mental and emotional well-being of our canine and feline patients. The program consists of eight courses that, combined, provide the knowledge and tools necessary for veterinary professionals to reduce fear, anxiety, and stress in patients and their owners.

As an investment in improving our practice, we paid for all of our staff, from our receptionists to our kennel techs, to be trained and certified in Fear Freesm protocols. We want to make sure that your pet’s visit, from veterinary services to boarding, is the best it can be for both you and your pet. The last thing we want is for your pet to fear the one place that is fully committed to ensuring they live a happy and healthy life!

For more information about creating a Fear Free Happy Home, CLICK HERE!
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We are an AAFP certified Cat Friendly Practice.

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Testimonials and Reviews

"Took Buzzy for his first yearly check-up and was nervous about his interaction with the staff as he is a rescue and you can never be sure of their history.  Discovered at the appointment, they have become a Fear Free Certified Animal Hospital.  What a fabulous experience!!!! 20 STARS********** Rather than get through the appointment at any expense to Buzzy, they played with him in a soft music, pheromone infused room (he was already wearing a pheromone neckerchief, courtesy of the front desk) and enticed him with edible treats.  The whole idea is to make it a pleasant experience for the pup or kitty.  It was decided that we would come back next week for the "real appointment" to help Buzzy relax and see the office as a pleasant destination.  It obviously worked. As my other half took Buzz out to the car, and I talked with the staff, the outside door reopened and Buzzy came back in.  Did not want to go to the car! Usually our dogs can't get out of the vet's office fast enough.  Well done all. You even had me relaxed by the end of the visit." Deborah Miller

Office Hours

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Monday8 AM5 PM
Tuesday8 AM5 PM
Wednesday8 AM5 PM
Thursday8 AM5 PM
Friday8 AM5 PM
Saturday8 AMNoon
SundayClosedClosed

Additional Kennel Pick-up & Drop off Hours Available By Appointment.  Call the Kennel Cell Phone: (508) 240-4810

Saturday 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am - 11:00 am; 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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ANIMAL HOSPITAL OF ORLEANS
65 Finlay Rd.
Orleans, MA 02653
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