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Kudo Morgan (GRAPHIC CONTENT)
Kudo is a one year old Siberian Husky male who was hit by a car and then ran off. It was 8 days later when his owners found him. His left rear foot was badly mangled.
At presentation, we discussed amputation of the leg as one treatment option. Due to the amount of infection, lack of skin on the foot, and loss of two toes, the prognosis for him to ever be able to use the foot AND for us to be able to get the skin and surrounding soft tissue to heal back was very guarded. Thankfully, Kudo's owners were willing to take the chance and opted to try to save the foot.
Kudo's outside toe was completely gone and the bone where this toe attaches was protruding from the tissue. The toe next to this one was still attached by skin but the bone was exposed and damaged beyond repair so this had to be removed as well.
Kudo's surgical treatment consisted of removing the exposed and damaged bones and closing the tissue over the ends of the bone. There was no skin to close over the open wound that went around at least 80% of the foot.
Kudo was put on multiple antibiotics and multiple pain medications, in addition to wound treatments with epsom salts and bandages with honey.
The most important aspect of Kudo's treatment was the K-laser. The laser increases bloodflow which speeds tissue healing, helps with inflammation/swelling, and fights infection. For the first week, we lasered the wound once daily. From Days 7 to 19, the laser was used three days per week. After Day 19, the wound had healed so much that the owners opted to discontinue the laser treatment.
At his last visit, Kudo was using the leg and there were no signs of infection.
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Pete started showing symptons of pain around the age of two. After scans we discovered both hips and knees were in bad shape. By age four he was no longer able to keep up with our other two labs. Our playful loving dog had turned into a grumpy lifeless dog. After treatments with K-Laser, Pete slowly started going on longer walks, he started feeling good enough to swim again, and this progressed to running around with our other dogs on the farm. Today Pete's quality of life has improved 100% from where we were 1 year ago. I recommend K-Laser to anyone with an animal experiencing joint pain or limited mobility!
Heidi has arthritis in her hips and we have been taking her for laser treatments since November of 2009. We can see a huge difference in Heidi. She is more playful, and is more like she was when she was a puppy. We would highly recommend this treatment to others.
Carl, Faye, and "Heidi" Yates