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Advanced Care Veterinary Services Now Offering Shock Wave Therapy to Reduce Lameness and Relieve Pain in Dogs

Advanced Care Veterinary Services in Lewisville is pleased to announce they offer VersaTron4Paws® shock wave healing technology studied at nationally-leading universities and small animal clinics. “Shock waves” are high-energy, sound waves that penetrate through soft tissue at customized depths to heal - reducing lameness, increasing mobility and relieving pain in animals.

The high-energy sound wave technology works at a cellular level to speed healing, reduce inflammation and swelling, and increase bone formation. The technology is currently being used to treat such conditions as:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tendon/Ligament injuries
  • Elbow and Hip Dysplasia
  • Post-Op TPLO and TTA
  • Chronic Wounds
  • Back Pain

Pet owners may call Advanced Care Veterinary Services to discuss if shock wave therapy is the right treatment for their pet. For many conditions, shock wave may be used in combination or as an alternative to surgery, anti-inflammatory medications, and physical therapy. While results are often seen following one treatment, owners should expect 1-3 treatments two to three weeks apart for improvement in hard-to-treat cases.

“We are pleased to offer shock wave therapy as a viable treatment option for dogs suffering from lameness and pain. Clinical success in treating various conditions in both humans and horses, combined with recent canine research, has now paved the wave for us to utilize this technology to help heal dogs and cats as well as horses,” said Douglas Stramel, DVM, CVPP.

Advanced Care Veterinary Services

Douglas Stramel, DVM, CVPP, CVMA


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