Video otoscope not only allows for complete ear evaluation, but enables us to biopsy, curette, culture, retrieve foreign material, and flush more thoroughly.
Ultrasound provides our veterinarians with a look at organs on the inside, yielding useful diagnostic information. It can also be helpful in collecting urine samples directly from the bladder if necessary.
This wonderful tool allows us to non-invasively collect biopsies and visually assess the stomach and upper intestines, or the colon. We can also visually assess airways, and in some cases, retrieve foreign objects from a dog or cat’s GI tract, avoiding major surgery.
CO2 Surgical Laser
For nearly a decade, Glendale Animal Hospital has offered laser surgery. The benefits of laser surgery include less post-operative pain, less bleeding, less bruising, and a more cosmetic healing. We feel it is imperative that all declaws are performed with a laser. Cats no longer have to be bandaged, they recover much faster, and they experience much less pain than performing the traditional declaw. Oral and rectal surgeries are simpler, more bloodless, and virtually free from pain. The laser also makes available some treatment options available for chronic problems that were previously hopeless, such as treatment of lick granulomas and stomatitis. Small skin growths can be removed with a local anesthesia on an outpatient basis.
Laser Therapy: The (Non)Cutting-Edge Of Veterinary Science
Laser therapy is an innovative new technology used to treat acute and chronic injuries. The non-invasive treatment stimulates cell regeneration by increasing blood flow to the targeted area. This is used to accelerate the healing process following surgery, alleviate joint pain and treat degenerative diseases.
Low-level, also known as cold, laser therapy focuses red and infrared light on tissue at and below the surface of the skin. The light energizes the cellular mass, producing a structural protein called collagen used to repair tissue. Lasers continue the healing process by supporting vascular dilation and synthesis, increasing blood circulation to the affected region. The stimulation releases the bodies own pain-relieving hormones, generating mild pain management properties.
The process generally takes between 5-10 minutes, with the majority of patients seeing positive effects after 3-5 uses. The treatment continues to relieve pain and fight inflammation for up to 24 hours following the session.