Where was Dr. Gretel's laser treatment performed?
Gretel’s initial treatments were performed at her rehab veterinarians’s office. The cold laser at a veterinarian’s office is often higher-powered that what you can purchase for home use. You can also be sure it’s done right because the person administering the treatments has been trained to do so.
Is a Dachshund injured in stage 2?
In my Dachshund’s case, her injury was mild (Stage 2 IVDD). She didn’t have as far to recover as Dachshunds who become paralyzed. However, she still had pain, nerve damage, and reduced feeling in her back legs like most other Dachshunds with IVDD no matter what stage they are in.
Can a cold laser be used on a dachshund?
It’s been gaining some mainstream acceptance though as more and more vets are seeing results. Cold laser can be helpful for Dachshunds trying to avoid surgery (using conservative treatment), dogs recovering from surgery, or active dogs that compete in sports. Potential benefits of cold laser therapy for Doxies include:
Who is Jessica Rhae?
About Jessica Rhae. Jessica, aka. The Dachshund Lady, lives and breathes everything Dachshund, hiking and camping with dogs, and blogging. Given her cumulative 25 years of owning Dachshunds, studying the breed, and organizing an 800-member Dachshund club, she's considered a breed expert by many.
Did Gretel and Chester have back injuries?
That is definitely true for Chester and Gretel. Since they can’t speak for themselves, and probably don’t think too far beyond the next meal, it’s up to me to make choices for them, advocate for them, and protect them. As most of you know by now, Gretel injured her back a couple of months ago.