2017 Free Eye Exams for Service Dogs
The American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO) will host its annual public service event providing free eye exams for service animals in May 2017. Drs….Read More
Advancing the Standards of Veterinary Care
What is a low level laser and how does it work?
The word LASER is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Low level laser is a form of laser that projects the light it produces into the cells of the body instead of heat. The light is absorbed by the skin and underlying tissues. Mitochondria in the cells of the tissue convert this light into Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) (an energy source) which increases enzyme production, increases cell replication, increases growth factor formation and essentially provides the building blocks for the cell to heal damaged tissue.
In terms of your pet’s perception, or even your own if you were to use it on yourself, it will appear as though nothing is happening. All the activity is taking place at the cellular level. There is no heat and no sensation of any kind though the benefits will become clear quite quickly.
Light energy is absorbed by the tissues and acts at the cellular level to: