Infrared Therapy for Animals- Testimonials
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Cats        Veterinarian Cat Cases Treated with Infrared Therapy

January 16, 2007
On October 25, 2006, a cat, Sexy Kitty, was entered for front feet declawing.
Routine removal of the front third phalanges was performed under telazol, isoflurane, and a dose of butorphenol. As usual on coming out of anesthesia the cat started swinging the front feet around. Upon
application of the Infrared instrument for five minutes on the setting of seven the cat relaxed the feet and after another five minutes it went over to the food and started eating. It did seem fine the next day but we gave it one more application. The animal recovered better than most cats after onychectomy.
B.J.O’Connor DVM
O’CONNER PET HOSPITAL

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Dogs   Veterinarian Dog Cases Treated with Infrared Therapy

1 Year Old Shiba Inu with a Torn ACL PCL
Surgery performed at The Wauconda Animal Clinic Gerry Baumann DVM

ACL PCL torn on right leg. Pulsed Infrared/Red Light Technology (PILT) treatment applied every day for 10 minutes a day for two weeks continuous. Bandages where removed within 5 days and dog was moving better. At two weeks the dog was starting to get normal gait back. Stitches were also removed at two week mark due to acceleration of the healing process. After bandage removal right ankle swelled due to fluid retention PILT Treatment for 30 minutes removed swelling with in two hours Dog was wrapped to support the knee. At 4 weeks Dog has a little limp when getting up from sleeping position PILT treatments now every few days for 10 minutes to strengthen the knee.

Prognosis: Dog will, at 6 week mark, be able to function as if nothing was ever done. Strength will return and muscle will be growing with walking.
As a recovery therapy applied by the owner for only 10-15 minutes a day above the bandages with remarkable results.-Gerald Baumann, DVM

Note - This product testimonial utilized an early model prototype. Although the model now available was not used, the same technology was.
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Case Reports by Karin Breitlauch, DVM
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Breed: Rottweiler, Age: 2, Male, Neutered
Presented for: Partial torn ACL on right leg
Condition on presentation: Toe touching on the rear right leg. Seems very uncomfortable when walking and rising from the ground
Treatment plan: To avoid surgery suggest trying 7 sessions of infrared therapy. Sessions will be once weekly for 15 minutes each.
Medications: none
Results: Started to show great improvement on week 4. Continued to full recovery. Fully weight bearing on the right rear leg. Walking, running, jumping and playing. Was able to avoid surgery.
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Breed: Golden Retriever, Age: 7, Female, Spayed
Presented for: Sprained right rear hock
Condition on presentation: Presented for limping on right rear leg for a week
Medications: Rimadyl, Tramadol, Simplicef
Treatment plan: Bandaged with splint and recheckin 2 weeks. Suggest trying 5 sessions of infrared. Sessions will be once a week for 15 minutes each.
Results: The patient came in one week later for a swollen foot. The patient had been chewing at eh foot and created an open wound. Began infrared treatments on the hock to help heal faster. After a few more checks and the 5 infrared therapy sessions the wound was fully healed. However, the patient needed surgery on the torn ACL on the left knee. Therapy was continued with the infrared on the knee to a full recovery.
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Breed: Keeshound, Age: 13, Female, Spayed
Presented for: routine chiropractic; presented to the clinic for pressing head against the wall.
Condition on presentation: Starting to seem very stiff after lying down. Painful in lower back and cervical area.
Treatment plan: Suggest chiropractic recheck in 2 weeks and 4 infrared therapy sessions. The sessions will be once weekly for 15 minutes each.
Medications: Rimadyl, Tramadol, Amantadine
Results: After 1st session the patient was acting like a puppy, but it only lasted for a day. By the 4th session the patient seemed very comfortable, running, jumping and playing. The patient still comes in for routine chiropractic treatments as a maintenance program.
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Breed: Rottweiler, Age: 6, Female, Spayed
Presented for: Stiff when rising and limping in right leg
Condition on presentation: Appears to be painful when walking and rising. The patient is extremely overweight
Treatment plan: Main concern is weight. Patient was placed on a reduced calorie diet, excluding and treats and table scraps. The next suggestion was 5 weeks of infrared therapy sessions. Sessions are once weekly at 15 minutes each.
Medications: Rimadyl, Tramadol
Results: After the 2nd week of infrared therapy and trying to convince the owner to stick to the diet plan, we have seen very minor improvement. By week 5 we have seen further improvement but no weight loss. The patient was able to jump into the car and stop limping, although the pain and stiffness will probably continue without any weight loss.
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Breed: Leonberger, Age: 6, Male, Neutered
Condition on presentation: Lame on right rear leg, weight bearing at times. The patient seems very uncomfortable and stiff after lying down for extended period of time.
Treatment plan: Recommend surgery to repair torn meniscus and ACL. The 1st treatments will be 5 weeks infrared therapy. The sessions will be once weekly for 15 minutes each. Surgery will then be performed and followed with another 5 weeks of treatment of infrared therapy. Sessions will the same as pre-surgery.
Medications: Rimadyl, Tramadol
Results: After the 1st 5 sessions of infrared the patient was feeling great, he wanted to run and play. The surgery was performed and the 2nd set of sessions began 3 days later. The patient was still limping after the 2nd session, however started to weight bear on the leg. When the 4th session came around, the patient was walking 1 mile a day. He was feeling wonderful and had more energy than before. After the 5th session the patient wanted to walk further and further. The patient made a full recovery. The infrared helped with a faster recovery which made the patient more comfortable.
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B.J.O’Connor DVM
Recently we had to open a colon on a dog for severe intestinal obstruction and the dog had been straining for some time and passing blood. In spite of the pain meds etc. the dog appeared very uncomfortable with a heavy respiration coming out of anesthesia. Upon use of the unit on both sides of the abdomen the animal relaxed, was not painful and would walk without much straining. We have used it twice daily and feel it really improved the dog’s comfort level. In short I feel this equipment is a beneficial adjunct to our treatment of animals in our facility.
B.J.O’Connor DVM
O’CONNER PET HOSPITAL

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December 11, 2006
On June 14th my Pyr Shep Remy hurt his shoulder.
He had a deep soft tissue tear. I kept him crated for a month but he didn’t heal. The beginning of August I took him to see a physical therapist. She gave me exercises to do and talked about doing light therapy to his shoulder. I researched on the internet the different lights and found the Infrared. I sent a email and was quickly contacted by Tom.
I received my light shortly after that. I believe that with the use of the light and exercises Remy healed much quicker. I used the light every night. It was easy to use, the added benefit to the Infrared light is that it has two lights. Making it less time consuming when you have more then one area to do.

My husband has started to use the Infrared light on his old dog, Tyler is almost thirteen. He is very stiff in all four legs. He is having difficulty walking. He started to use the Infrared on Tyler all over his body every night. One night he missed a treatment. The next day we noticed that Tyler was not able to get around as well as when he was getting the light therapy. He feels much better the next day after using the Infrared.-Cheryl Moldenhauer
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June 30, 2006
Our dog Zeke, a sixteen year old Shih Tzu, had arthritis so bad that he was having difficulty walking. It was very sad to watch him fall over as he tried to lift his leg to urinate. We truly thought that we would not have our boy for much longer. Then we heard of Infrared™ and decided to give the lights a try. We would do anything to help Zeke walk again and perform daily functions.
After using the lights twice a day for five weeks, once in the morning and once in the evening, Zeke was not only able to walk, but he could once again run like the wind. We highly recommend Infrared™ to anyone who has an animal that is having a hard time walking. The lights gave us our boy back. Thank you.
-Brenda H.
-Susan S.

Note - This product testimonial utilized an early model prototype. Although the exact model now available (IR2) was not used, the same technology was.

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Dr. Adriano Betton, DVM
Breed: Mixed, Age: 11, Female, Spayed
She has a history of not be able to get up on her feet without help for about 8 months.
Sheba has advanced hip joint arthritis and she is grossly overweight. She underwent long term NSAID (non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) therapy with a slight improvement. She could stand for the time necessary to urinate if somebody could lift her and put her in the position.
In an attempt to relieve her further from pain and recuperate muscle tonicity, a series of acupuncture sessions was performed by a certified Veterinary Acupuncturist. While there was a slight increase in the muscle tone, the mobility situation did not change compared with the anti-inflammatory drug treatment.
I used Infrared every other third day for 4 weeks in an attempt to revitalized the tissues. The treatment was done for 15 minutes at the # 3 setting. Of importance: several treatment were administered by the owner who could hence decide the best time for him increasing the compliance.
Today, Sheba does not run the marathon but she is able to get up and walk outside for her needs. She is more independent which makes her happier and makes it easier for her master to take care of her.
I am planning to use the Infrared extensively since in all the pathology a better circulation and oxygenation is of paramount importance.

Dr. Adriano Betton, DVM
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Donald W. Gulick DVM
March 16, 2007
Eight and half year old female dog with bilateral elbow degenerate joint disease,
aka osteoarthritis, with pain and decreased range of motion. Using the unit twice a day for 15 minutes has decreased pain such that physical therapy (range of motion) exercise allowed for improved range of motion moderately. Previous attempts had gained very little. This combined with the direct efforts of pain reduction has improved mobility and activity level.

Middle ages male dog with an acute injury to the musclotendonons tissue of the right forearm (antsbeachium). This caused a lot of pain and decreased functions. Using the IR2 unit 2-3 times per day for 10-15 minutes (time constraint on owner) improved healing time. This was proven by the fact that the owner on seeing initial improvement stopped using the unit and the dog worsened. Upon re-instituting therapy and continuing until the animal was 100%, the owner was very happy. There have been no relapses since.

Donald W. Gulick DVM
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Turtles
Veterinarian Turtle Case Treated with Infrared Light Therapy

May 15, 2007
This turtle had been hit by a car or boat (unsure which), and had been being treated with topicals and was getting close to release. It was not eating in captivity so to speed up the release, I used the infrared unit on it and after two treatments on consecutive days, released it after the second treatment. The side by side before and after pictures with just one treatment was pretty amazing!!


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