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Tampa, FL 33626

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K-Laser Treatment


Laser Therapy is a non-invasive treatment option for a variety of conditions. Ehrlich Animal Hospital has been using the K-Laser for about several years with much success.

Among its applications are:

– Treatment of wounds
– Treatment of arthritis
– Pain relief
– Rehabilitation related to orthopedic surgery
– Snake bites
– Paralysis
– Lick granulomas
– And much more …

Treatments usually take about 10-15 minutes to complete and are done on a 3-2-1 schedule (three times the first week, two times the second week, and once in the last week). Your pet’s Veterinarian decides on the treatment locations, as diagnosed during exams or on x-rays if needed. Technicians perform the treatments in a private K-Laser therapy room and owners are welcome to stay with their pets during the treatment.

Improvements can be seen as early as after the first treatment. After the initial series, pets come back for booster treatments as needed, usually once a month. If you have any questions about K-Laser therapy, ask any one of our staff.

K-Laser History

Laser Therapy; [Photobiomodulation] is the use of specific wavelengths of light; [red and near infrared] to create therapeutic effects.

These effects include improved healing time, pain reduction, and increased circulation and decreased swelling.

The effects of infrared light on cellular function have been known since the 1880s, however the clinical benefits were only discovered by accident during laser safety tests in 1967.

The first laser suitable for treating pain became available commercially in the late 1970s and ever since then, laser therapy has been widely used in Europe by physical therapist, nurses and doctors.

Now, after FDA approval in 2001, laser therapy is quickly gaining popularity in the United States. Laser therapy in veterinary care has become an optimal form of treatment, and it is available at Ehrlich Animal Hospital.

It is well documented through thousands of studies, the clinical effectiveness of laser therapy. IR light has tremendous healing properties. Its effect is photochemical and not thermal, as in surgical lasers. The normalization of cellular function is the foundation of why IR light is so effective. Class IV lasers, such as the K-laser which is used at Ehrlich Animal Hospital is the most powerful, laser available on the market.

The K-laser penetrates deeper than any Class III laser therefore having its healing effects on deeper structures such as spinal discs, deep muscles, and nerve roots.

The following conditions are a examples of ailments which your dog or your cat could experience which the K-laser can treat:

  • Soft tissue Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Sprains
  • Myofascial Trigger points
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • K-Laser Treatment

K-Laser Testimonials


My dog Dusty was unable to walk due to trauma in his spine. To see my baby like this was heart breaking. Dr. L. suggested laser therapy to help healing. I must say that the use of laser therapy enabled dusty walk with out discomfort. I am thankful to Dr L and staff in helping Dusty recover.

Meg E.

Blackie is doing great! I really think the laser treatments helped him. He went from not being able to walk very well with his hind legs very weak to running around as usual. He is also now able to jump onto his favorite chair again.

Rosie H.

Just like in people, arthritis occurs in pets. It develops gradually, so it is not surprising that most owners are unaware of its painful effects on their pets. While this is understandable, it is also preventable at Ehrlich Animal Hospital’s Arthritis Therapy Center. While arthritis can manifest as a result of injury, heredity or simply because of a pet’s age, our Arthritis Therapy Center offers the means to have your pet live a longer and happier life. Our goal is to give your family more pain free years to enjoy the company of your beloved pets.

Ehrlich Animal Hospital offers several degrees of specialty arthritis therapies and treatments that may not be currently available at other local animal hospitals. Our hospital is unique in that we offer cutting edge arthritis therapy technologies: therapeutic laser treatments, injectable medications and oral medications to reduce inflammation and discomfort. Most notably, in 2011, we earned certification by Medivet to administer stem cell therapy to enhance our existing series of effective therapies. We are exited about this and all of our new arthritis therapy technologies. Most importantly, we have seen excellent success in their applications for your pets.

We love your pets and we know that you do too. Let us ensure that your pets live the longest, healthiest lives possible.

Thank you for your continued confidence in our love and concern for your pet’s health and longevity.

– The Ehrlich Animal Hospital Veterinarians and Staff

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