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Animal Dermatology Clinic Indianapolis Announces Cold Laser Therapy Services

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INDIANAPOLIS, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Animal Dermatology Clinic Indianapolis now offers cold laser therapy as a new, non-invasive treatment option and adjunctive therapy for several dermatologic conditions.

"I am excited and pleased to have cold laser therapy available for patients that visit Animal Dermatology Clinic Indianapolis.  Both pet owners and the patient will be pleased that there is no pain associated with this therapy, as well as no lingering odors or side effects.  It is a wonderful supplement to the medical protocol at our Animal Dermatology Clinic Indianapolis location," says Dr. Lori Thompson, Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology and owner of Animal Dermatology Clinic Indianapolis, Inc.

Therapy lasers, often known as "low level lasers" or "cold lasers" offer a new, non-invasive treatment option for some dermatologic conditions. For dermatological conditions, the most common diseases that benefit from the use of the therapeutic laser are lick granulomas (acral pruritic nodules), burns, ear infections and inflammation (otitis), "hot spots" (pyotraumatic dermatitis), anal gland rupture, perianal fistulae, and ulcers.  Therapy lasers are used for pain management and to hasten the healing of wounds.  The laser stimulates an increase in various cellular activities that promote a decrease in inflammation and also stimulate receptors that release pain-relieving substances. 

There are no known side effects with low powered lasers.  The short treatment times (often less than 15 minutes) are well tolerated by pets.  Some conditions require only 1-2 sessions, whereas chronic conditions can benefit from weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly therapy.

Founded in 1980 by Dr. Craig Griffin, Animal Dermatology Clinic has the distinction of being the largest group of veterinary dermatologists across the globe. ADC also has an active residency training program and currently consists of twenty three board certified veterinary dermatologists and seven residents in training.  The doctors at ADC are leaders in the field of veterinary dermatology and are active in research, teaching and lecturing across the US and the world.  Since 1980, Animal Dermatology Clinic has expanded to include eight full time clinics in California, Kentucky, Indianapolis and Georgia, with over 23 satellite locations throughout California, Washington, Georgia, Kentucky, and Indiana. In addition, a new office in Perth, Australia is the most recent full time location. For more information please visit, http://www.animaldermatology.com.

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