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Cold Laser Therapy

Cold Laser Therapy

Drug-free, Surgery-free, Pain-free, Relief For Your Companion.

Desert Care Animal Hospital is offering Cold Laser Therapy treatments. As our best friends age, recover from trauma, or simply need relief from everyday aches and pains this technology offers relief. Pets benefit from reduced inflammation and pain and show an increased range of motion and show mobility earlier in the recovery process. Veterinary medicine, chiropractors, and sports medicine (including major league sports teams) are embracing this new technology!


What conditions can be treated with cold laser?

Cold laser therapy is used to treat multiple ailments and injuries in dogs and cats. Treatable conditions include:

  • Joint injuries
  • Ligament or tendon injuries
  • Fractures
  • Muscle sprains or strains
  • Skin lesions or abrasions
  • Post-trauma wounds
  • Post-surgical incisions
  • Arthritis
  • Musculoskeletal diseases
  • Nerve injury

What does the cold laser do?

Cold laser uses a beam of light to stimulate damaged cells to produce more energy. The overall cellular function is increased, allowing for rapid absorption of nutrients, elimination of wastes, and reproduction of new cells. The new cellular activity aids in:

  • Alleviating chronic or acute pain
  • Reducing inflammation
  • Reducing swelling
  • Increasing circulation
  • Speeding up healing and recovery
  • Release of endorphin, the body’s natural pain reliever

What are the treatments like?

After our veterinarian has prescribed a treatment regimen, treatments are performed by a technician and owners remain with their pet. The laser is applied directly to the surface of the skin or held just above the skin if direct contact is too painful. Therapy usually needs multiple administrations within the first one to two weeks of treatment. After the initial set, treatments are spread progressively further apart until the maintenance level needed by your pet is reached.

Are their any risks involved?

There are no known side effects from the administration of cold laser therapy. Technicians administering treatment and owners present during therapy must wear protective eye wear.

Ask us about Cold Laser on your next visit to Desert Care Animal Hospital.

The Truth About Rabies

Rabies-Vaccine-generic-from-rabiesvaccinefordogsdotcom1-040313Rabies! It’s a potent word that demands an exclamation mark.

Our reactions are primal, colored by myths, modern movies and novels such as“Rage,” “Cujo,” “Old Yeller” and “To Kill a Mockingbird.” You may have heard the popular warning: Beware of bats or raccoons in the daytime. They carry rabies!

But the truth is such a raccoon might be a mother taking a break from caring for her babies, one that has distemper or another disease, or one dazed after being injured by a passing car.

A bat in the daytime might be a juvenile learning to fly but “driving” erratically and without parental consent to be out and about, according to Charles Rupprecht, VMD, PhD, chief of Rabies Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

No signs can tell you if an animal is rabid, he says. That’s why there are diagnostic tests.

Wild animals acting oddly—perhaps approaching people—may indicate they have rabies. But nonrabid wild animals also may do that because they are used to humans, says Rupprecht.

Another myth is that certain animals “carry” the disease. Any mammal infected with the virus is its victim as well. Some species are better hosts. Those that lick, suck and bite in their social interactions allow the virus to spread through saliva or brain/nervous system tissue. Hosts that live in large and dense social groups help maintain the virus’ success. more…

Dog & Cat Abscess

catbite diagramPets have a way of getting into trouble with one another. And when the seemingly inevitable altercations ensue, fangs and fur can fly. Unfortunately, a great many of these cases end in abscesses. A bite-wound abscess forms when the body can’t remove infection, inflammation, and damaged cells fast enough after one cat bites another, but there are other kinds of abscesses. An abscess causes a painful lump at the bite site, fever, and tiredness until the infection is cleared up, which will require antibiotics and possibly surgery, depending on the size and severity of the infection. more…

Desert Care Animal Hospital Now Offers Cold Laser


Desert Care Animal Hospital is proud to bring you the MLS Multiwave cutting Edge Cold laser to help enhance the quality of life, improve mobility and reduce the pain and inflammation for your pet.

Laser therapy has many benefits for your pet.  Your pet will not feel any discomfort during  treatments.  Often, pain medications can be reduced or eliminated after laser therapy treatments. more…

Welcome to Desert Care Animal Hospital!

Welcome to Desert Care Animal Hospital.  We pride ourselves on our quality care, caring staff and compassionate doctors.  DCAH has been serving Hesperia and the High Desert area since 1991.

Desert Care Animal Hospital see’s a large variety of animals from your typical dogs and cats to more exotic pets including birds, reptiles, pot belly pigs, tortoises as well as rats and rabbits.

Desert Care Animal Hospital is a full service hospital. We perform routine spays, neuters, and general dentistry as well as orthopedic and ophthalmic surgeries.  We have the latest tools and equipment to help diagnose what is wrong with your pet in a timely manner.

We offer:

  • General Health Care
  • Digital X- ray machine
  • Complete in house lab
  • Cold  Laser Therapy
  • Home Again Microchip
  • Specialized Diets
  • Weight Management
  • Puppy & Kitty packages.
  • Opthomology (Tonometry Glaucoma check)
  • Pain Management
  • Ultrasound
  • Low Cost Vaccines
  • Reproductive Management (A/I & Pregesterone testing)
  • Exotics
  • Orthopedic & soft tissue surgery (TPLO, ACL and general surgeries)
  • Routine & Specialized Dentistry
  • Most pet insurances accepted
  • Senior Discounts

Appointments preferred but walk ins are welcome.