Thermal imaging

Woofs and hoofs can now offer thermal images of your pet using the Flir one Pro thermal imaging camera from Therma-vet.

Woofs and hoofs can not diagnose any issues with your pet but can email you full body scans of your pet to discuss with your vet or certified vet physio / osteopath etc to aid them in their diagnosis.

Below are some images of dogs before and after treatment showing the animals "hotspot" to guide the professional to the problem area to treat. Both these dogs had been assessed by vets who were unable to identify the problem but the results of the thermal scan prompted the owner to investigate further. The first image is an elderly Alaskan malamute who had seemed reluctant to go on walks but fine when actually out, the owner had almost dismissed this as lazy, stubborn, malamute behavior but just wanted one final check and the heat in her spine prompted them to call in a specialist musco - skeletal practitioner who identified a pinched nerve in her spine which was treated and a few days later the dog was up and excited about going on a walk again when the owner put her coat on.

The 2nd image is a 10 year old labrador who had intermittent lameness in his front leg which the vet had attributed to a general weakness and said to rest if it was bothering him, the image showed a large amount of heat (likely inflammation) so the owner decided to try the dog on you move supplements which has helped immensely and the follow up scan shows the internal difference this has made.

More info on thermal imaging can be found here

Light Therapy

We can now offer Low Level Light Therapy to help your pet recover from injuries. 

Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is a rapidly growing adjunctive therapy in companion animal practice.

Low-level laser or cold laser therapy is a non-invasive procedure that uses light to stimulate cell regeneration and increase blood circulation, thus helping damaged tissue to repair.

LLLT can be used to treat animals with arthritis, tendon or soft tissue injuries, and to promote wound healing.

More information on LLLT can be found here