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Laser Therapy for Pets by Sherri S. Cokefair, VMD In addition to acupuncture therapy, Calico Creek Veterinary Clinic is now offering laser thera- py. You may be wondering what exactly laser thera- py is, and how it may benefit your pet. During laser therapy, the laser sends wavelengths of laser light that has therapeutic effects within the body. Laser therapy is painless, and uses the energy from the laser to promote better circulation by drawing nu- trients and oxygen to the affected area. This process is ideal for reducing pain, inflammation, stiffness, swelling, and muscle spasm. During a session, your pet may feel little to no sensation, but sometimes they may experience a mild and soothing warmth or tingling. Laser therapy is usually a pleasant and comforting experience for your pet. Laser therapy may help a variety of ailments, including joint pain, osteoarthritis, ligament sprains, strained muscles, congestion and edema, puncture wounds, post-sur- gical pain, burns, hip dysplasia, neck/back pain, chronic wounds, post orthopedic surgical recovery, and more. The number and frequency of laser treat- ments needed depend on the pet's condition. Al- though improvement can be noticed after the first session, most patients will need several treatments to fully benefit from laser therapy. One session lasts about 3-8 minutes. The veterinarian will recom- mend a treatment plan that fits your pet's specific needs. If you have questions, or are interested in scheduling laser therapy for your pet, please call Calico Creek Veterinary Clinic. Calico Creek Veterinary Clinic We are a client-centered vet clinic that offers quality, caring, and compassionate services at affordable prices. Dogs - Cats - Ferrets - Pocket Pets Medical• Dental •Surgical •Radiology • Now offering Acupuncture for your Pets! APPOINTMENTS & DROP-OFFS WELCOME - 570-726-3045 2967 Eagle Valley Road Route 150, Mill Hall We Accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Debit, Cash, and Personal Checks with Photo I.D. 4 Pawsitively Pets -- May Around The Hydrant: News You Can Use Recalls: Party Animal - Recalling two varieties of its Cocolicious canned dog foods - Beef and Tur- key and Chicken and Beef. Products have test- ed positive for pentobarbital (euthanasia drug) contamination. Info: 855-727-8926. (4/17/17) Blue Buffalo - Voluntary withdrawal of 17 of its Blue Divine Delights and Blue Wilderness Trail Trays, due to quality of foil seals on top of the cups. Info: 877-870-7363. (3/2/17) Blue Buffalo - Voluntary recall of one lot of Blue Wilderness Rocky Mountain Recipe Red Meat Dinner Wet Food for Adult Dogs. Pos- sible elevated levels of beef thyroid hormones. Information: 1-866-201-9072. (3/23/17) EuroCan Manufacturing - Voluntary recall of one lot of its Barnsdale Farms, Barnsdale Farms Select, Hounds Tooth, and Mac’s Choice pig ears, due to potential contamination with Sal- monella. The products were packaged as indi- vidually shrink-wrapped, 6-pack, 12-pack, and 25-pack bags. Info: 1-888-290-7606. (3/20/17) Wellness - Voluntary recall of a limited amount of one canned dog food because it may contain elevated levels of naturally occurring beef thy- roid hormone. Info: 1-877-227-9587. (3/18/17) Against the Grain - Pulled Beef with Gravy canned dog food. Potential contamination with pentobarbital, a deadly euthanasia drug. Info: 1-800-288-6796. ( 2/14/17) Blue Buffalo - Homestyle Recipe Healthy Weight Chicken Dinner with Garden Vegeta- bles canned dog fB76&RV֖VWF6F֖FfӃcbӃ#r"Br6'&BvBfB7F&W2Ф66Vb&6R66V"b&6R@GW&Wb&66VBFrfB76&PWF6F֖FfCsӓ3RcCRࢃ"r6W&6SFvfFGf6"6f&p