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Animal Hospital of Pinellas Point

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461 45th Avenue South
Saint Petersburg, FL 33705
Phone: (727) 895-8387
Fax: (727) 821-8907

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NOW at Animal Hospital of Pinellas Point!

Animal Hospital of Pinellas Point believes in the best care and treatment for your four legged family member. That is why we are proud to introduce our new Companion Laser. This is the newest and most up to date laser treatment available in the Veterinary Industry today. Below is information that will explain just what Companion Laser Therapy can do for your pet. If you would like more information about treatment with the Companion Laser from Animal Hospital of Pinellas Point, call our clinic at 727-895-8387 to speak with one of our staff today.


How does Companion Laser Therapy help Pets?

Laser Therapy is an FDA-cleared modality that reduces inflammation and that results in pain reduction. Laser Therapy is effective in treating acute pain, chronic conditions, and post-operative pain.

Laser therapy treatment is safe, painless and fast. Treatments to deeper tissues are administered in 5 to 10 minutes. Typically, even chronic patients exhibit improvement after 3 to 5 treatment sessions. Laser therapy utilizes the body’s own healing powers by stimulating cellular activity. Despite short treatment times, laser therapy treatments initiate a healing process that continues to actively reduce inflammation for up to 24 hours after treatment.

Companion Therapy lasers are the most popular among veterinarians. Laser therapy is a clinically proven modality in both human and veterinary medicine. LiteCure, the parent company of Companion, is the leader in scientific research and education.

Common Uses of Companion Laser Therapy...

Help your pet heal with Companion Laser Therapy, a drug free and surgery free relief treatment for your pet. Therapy lasers have been scientifically proven to be successful in treating post-surgical pain and many acute and chronic conditions.

→ Acute Conditions ( Otitis, Anal saculitis, Aural hematomas, Trauma, Injury or any issue which causes your pet to have Pain, Inflammation and needs faster healing.)

→ Wounds

→ Allergies

→ Infections

→ Cuts/ Bites

→ Inflammations

→ Tooth Extraction Pain Relief

→ Sprains, Strains & Fractures

→ Post-Surgical Healing / Pain Relief

→ Chronic Conditions

→ Degenerative Joint Disease

→ Inflammatory Bowel Disease

→ Periodontal Disease

→ Lick Granulomas

→ Geriatric Care

→ Hip Dysplasia

→ Feline Acne

→ Tendonitis

→ Arthritis

Common Questions about Laser Therapy...

Is laser therapy new?

The beneficial effects of laser light on tissue were first recognized almost forty years ago. Since
then, there have been thousands of studies documenting the positive effects laser light has on different types of cells, tissue, and disorders. Recent advances in technology and manufacturing have made it possible to have this exciting modality available and affordable for clinicians.

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 while 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 two 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.



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We stock a complete line of Hill's "Prescription Diet" pet food

If you need a specific Hills product delivered to our Clinic
please notify us by
Thursday at 3:00pm EST
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We also carry select
Royal Canin products

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A Native of Saint Petersburg, Dr. Antz-Hanson graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture, specializing in Microbiology and Cell Science as well as Animal Science. In 1990 she graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine....
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