Breed: Jack Russel Terrier
Age: 7 YO
Clinical case: During a walk, Zeppelin was attacked by a big size dog and was bitten in the neck, abdomen and left hind leg. He had three injuries to the abdomen, one was very close to the urethra, and two in the neck and lumbar area. Zeppelin had surgery in the night to suture abdominal wounds. He was sutured in the neck and lower back region, too.
Two days after the attack, began to appear the first bruises on Zeppelin’s abdomen. Because of the very strong inflammation and infection, the value of the CRP exceeded 250 (normally is less than 35).
Therapy: In addition to surgery, Zeppelin received immediately after the attack antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs.
Two days after surgery he had the first sessions MLS® Laser Therapy. The protocols adopted were “infected wound" and then "wound."
Zeppelin had 4 sessions of MLS® Laser Therapy: the first two every three days, the others once a week until complete healing, which occurred 3 weeks after surgery.
- 36 hours after the first treatment, bruises begin to decrease and the fever disappears
- After the second session of MLS® Laser Therapy: the wounds are completely closed.
- 3 weeks after surgery, bruises have disappeared, and he is beginning again to extend the hind legs when resting.
Zeppelin participated in Rally-Obedience competition 6 weeks after the attack, and won Class 3!
Courtesy of Anita Jansen, Physiotherapist for dogs - “Hund i Form” - Sola (Rogaland), Norway