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Laser Therapy Reduces Pain and Speeds Healing

Scout is ready for his laser treatment!   Olathe Animal Hospital is excited to offer our clients Companion Laser Therapy. Laser therapy provides a non-invasive, pain-free, surgery-free, drug-free treatment which is used to treat a variety of conditions and can be performed in… Read more

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What is medical acupuncture?

What is Medical acupuncture and how is it different than traditional acupuncture? Medical acupuncture is similar to traditional eastern acupuncture in many ways.  It involves placing needles in points throughout the body to cause a specific effect.  However, the theory behind it is vastly… Read more

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Pain…It Hurts!!!

Have you ever had an injury of some sort?  What did it feel like?  Did you yell, curse, or cry (or maybe all of the above)?  Those are all common ways for people to react to pain.  Our nervous system and that of our pets is almost identical in the way it works.  Therefore, it is safe to assume… Read more

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Stem Cell Therapy

August 10, 2010 by  
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Stem cell therapy is a recently developed technology for use in our pets.  Stem cells have been a hot topic of debate in human medicine due to use of embryos to harvest them.  The technology in pets, however, is slightly different.  We use adult stem cells harvested from your own pet’s fat to… Read more

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Apollo

Apollo is our fifth stem cell recipient.  He is a two year old Saint Bernard with hip dysplasia.  He was treated with injections into each of his hips and an IV injection (July 2010).  Apollo came in for his first recheck exam recently and is doing very well.  According to his owner, he seems… Read more

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Monty

Our patient, Dr. Burcham’s own dog (Monty), is the lucky dog who is the first in Kansas and greater Kansas City to undergo stem cell therapy. Monty, a geriatric shepherd mix adopted from Animal Haven in 2003, received an injection of stem cells that were processed from his own fat tissue,… Read more

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Frank

Frank is our second case that we treated with stem cells.  Frank is a 3 year old pug who has severe hip dysplasia.  He already has arthritis in his hips and is showing signs related to pain.  His owner wanted to be very proactive about his hips and chose to treat him at an early age.  Here are… Read more

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Louie

Louie is a 13 year old Australian Shepherd mix.  We first got the chance to meet Louie and his person in early March.  At the time, Louie had a significant limp on his left rear leg.  He has moderate to severe arthritis in his left knee and both hips.  He also has mild arthritis in his right… Read more

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Maddy

Maddy was our fourth recipient of stem cell therapy.  Maddy, a black lab, was 11 years old at the time of her treatment (April 2010).  She suffers from severe arthritis in her left knee, left hip, and right elbow.  We experienced some setbacks with her treatment, including FedEx mis-routing the… Read more

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Exercise for arthritic pets

December 20, 2009 by  
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Exercise is a very important part of treating pets with arthritis. Exercise helps maintain muscle strength and increases comfort and flexibility of the joints.  Exercise also aids in weight loss, another important aspect of managing arthritis.  Exercising the arthritic pet can be very challenging… Read more

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