Questions and Answers

You have Questions? We have Answers.

Q. How Often should a patient be treated by Laser?
A.  Acute conditions may be treated daily, particularly if they are accompanied by significant pain.  More chronic problems respond better when treatments are received 2 to 3 times a week, tapering to once every week or two as improvement is seen.

Q.  How many Laser Treatments does it take?
A.  This depends on the nature of the condition being treated.  For some acute conditions 1-2 treatments may be sufficient.  Those of a more chronic nature may require 5 to 8 (or more) treatments.  Some conditions may require ongoing periodic care to control pain.

Q.  How long before the results of laser are felt?
A.  Your pet may feel improvement in their condition (usually pain reduction) after the first treatment.  Sometimes they will not feel improvement for a number of treatments.  This does not mean nothing is happening.  Each treatment is cumulative and results are often felt after 3 or 4 sessions.

Q.  Can Laser be used in conjunction with other forms of treatment?
A.  Yes.  Laser Therapy is often used with other forms of therapy, including physical therapy, chiropractic, massage, soft tissue mobilization, and electrotherapy.  Other complementary healing modalities can be used with laser to increase the effectiveness.

Q.  Does the Laser hurt?  What does it feel like?
A.  There is little or no sensation during treatment.  Occasionally the patient feels a mild, soothing warmth or tingling.  Areas of pain or inflammation may be sensitive briefly before pain reduction.

Q.  Are there any side effects or associated risks with the laser?
A.  During the more than twenty years of use by healthcare providers all over the world, very few side effects have ever been reported.  Occasionally some old injuries or pain syndromes may feel aggravated for a few days, as the healing response is more active after treatment.

Q.  Is in Home Care more expensive than a stand alone Veterinarian?
A. We have done the best we can to keep our prices in line with a Stand alone clinic, in most cases we are equal to what you would pay to bring your pet in.  In some cases we have saved the client money, each case is different so the best way to find out is to call and get a quote then decide.

Q.   Do Pets like Acupuncture? and does it hurt?
A.   Acupuncture helps to treat a number of issues, in most cases once the treatment is started the pet feels relief and enjoys the treatment, as for the hurting part sometimes they may feel a slight pinch as the needle is inserted but once in, there is no discomfort.  Please check out our Acupuncture Page for more information.

Q.  Do you cover my area?
A.  We cover most of Metro Atlanta Area, and will go up to a hour drive from Loganville, GA.  However anything over 30 minutes will include a trip charge to help cover the price of gas for the drive.

Q.  What services can you do in my home?
A.  We have a whole list of services we can provide in your home, however some services may require extra care that can only be provided in a hospital, in these cases we can suggest one of our partner hospitals so we can help with the care.

Q.  Can Acupuncture be done on all Pets?
A.  Yes, Acupuncture is not only for Cats and Dogs, but can also be done on Birds, Reptiles, and Exotics.

Q.  Does Acupuncture really work?
A.  I get this this question a lot, the answer is yes but not always, as with any treatment even modern medicine, results are not always the same as with humans.  I have treated many different types of pets whose parents could not afford a surgery, or did not want there pet to take drugs if there was another way, and in most cases we have had great results and have saved owners a lot of money and the pets a lot of suffering.  The only way to be sure that Acupuncture is right for you and your pet is to make an appointment and have your pet checked by a licensed Veterinarian and certified Veterinarian Acupuncturist.

Q.  What do I do if my pet has an Emergency?
A.  Due to the fact that we are a mobile service and have no building for you to bring your pet, we advise that you contact your local Emergency Clinic.  We may not available 24/7 so if you can not reach us please contact one of the Emergency hospitals for treatment, remember each Emergency is different and you must be the final judge on what is best for your pet.  We suggest the University of Georgia Emergency Care they are open 24/7, 365 (706) 542-3221.

Q.  Do you see snakes?
A.  Yes as long as they are non-venomous

Q.  Do you see horses?
A.  We do not see any large animals such as horses, goats, or sheep.

Q.  What kind of Avian do you see?
A.  We see Parrots, Macaws, Parakeets, Cockatiels, Ducks, Geese, Chickens, and most other legal Avian pets in the State of Georgia.  If you have a Avian not listed please call or email us to ask if we treat it.

Q.  What forms of payment do you take?
A.  We take most major Credit Cards or Debit Cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Cash, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, CareCredit, and personal checks ($30 fee for any returned checks).

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