Photizo Vetcare Case Studies

Healing Pru’s Back Leg

What could be worse than a prison sentence of crate rest? You’re not going to keep this dog down! Read about the challenges and triumphs in treating a Mini Bull’s leg injury. Of course, Photizo light therapy played an important role.

Miracle Dog Tommy Overcomes Paralysis

One day Tommy woke up and couldn’t use his back legs…Sadly, vets didn’t hold out much hope for him, but Photizo came to the rescue!

“People couldn’t believe it when they saw him and he is now running around all over.”

Vets didn’t hold out much hope for the four-year-old pooch, Tommy, but his devoted family were determined not to give up on him.

Friendly little Tommy is the constant companion of Maureen Richardson, 66, and her daughter, Tracey Hilder, managed to nurse him back to health with the help of a light therapy machine and physiotherapy.

Tracey, 46, who lives in the town’s Kemp Road, said she wasn’t prepared to have Tommy put to sleep, because he is such a lovely, happy dog and means the world to her widowed mum.

She said: “My mam phoned me up in floods of tears one morning saying Tommy had lost the use of this back legs. He was totally paralysed at the back and couldn’t walk at all.

“Vets didn’t hold out much hope for him ever getting the feeling back.

“But, Tommy certainly got his miracle. Within four days of using the light therapy equipment he was getting back on his feet and he is just getting stronger and stronger all the time.

Tommy with his family Tracey Hilder and her children Ella, seven, and five-year-old Evhan.

“People couldn’t believe it when they saw him and he is now running around all over.”

Tracey, who is mum to Jayde, 21, Jordon, 19, Jazmyn, 17, Ella, seven and five-year-old, Evhan, said after reading about light therapy, which works by using red and infrared light at specific wavelengths to rejuvenate damaged cells, she decided to give it a go.

It has worked so well for the Peterlee pooch, that Tracey is now fund-raising to provide the £250 Photzio Light Therapy machines to rescue kennels in the region.

She has raised enough to buy one, which she has given to Stray Aid in Coxhoe, and dog charity, Murphy’s Army, has provided the money to buy a second, which has been donated to Helping Pets North East.

Tracey said: “The lights can be used to help lots of different conditions and hopefully will help get abandoned animals back to full health so they can be adopted.”

Tracey, who is herself a widow, said she wants to thank Murphy’s Army for their donation as well as Clifton Lodge Vets for not giving up on Tommy and K9 World where the beloved pooch does his hydrotherapy.

She said: “Without great people supporting Tommy’s recovery he wouldn’t be here today.”

Tommy, or Mr Tom as he is affectionately known, even has his own Facebook page and if anyone wants to follow him they can visit www.facebook.com/helptommydog

Rescued from Neglect, Nemo Astounds with Amazing Recovery

When Nemo was rescued in 2012, he had a severed hoof, split knees, and malnourishment. Photizo light therapy and excellent care have given this brave horse a new lease on life.

“I believe that Photizo® rapidly improved the healing process after Nemo’s three procedures. Not only were the staples removed within the average time period, but the hobday open wound well-exceeded the rate of healing.”

Eventer, Abi Dean, has incorporated Photizo® Vetcare into the pre and post work regime of her rescue horse, Nemo since the beginning of 2016. Nemo receives regular Photizo® sessions four to six times a week usually after hard exercise. T he journey to recovery that this brave Irish Sports Horse has endured is miraculous. It’s a testament to the care and rehabilitation offered by Abi, her vet, Ali Mead, and of course to Nemo himself. During his rescue in 2012 he suffered a severe fall, yet malnourished Nemo made a full recovery from a severed hoof and split knees. Most recently Nemo has undergone surgery for 3 procedures including full laryngeal tie-back, hobday and soft palate cauterisation and Abi Dean is convinced that Photizo® aided his extraordinary recovery, she explained:

“I believe that Photizo® rapidly improved the healing process after Nemo’s three procedures. Not only were the staples removed within the average time period, but the hobday open wound well-exceeded the rate of healing.” Despite being advised that the hobday would take anything up to 35 days from the date of surgery to heal, Nemo has been on 20 minutes of walking exercise since day five of Photizo® treatment, only 14 days after his major surgery. As soon as Nemo was receiving Photizo® treatment there was a clear display in change of personality and appetite, he began to try to whinny, his general manner was improved looking more willing and happy, and he was maneuvering the neck more. His appetite changed from one small bucket of hay 4 times per day to 8kg of hay three times per day fed in xxl bins at ground level. He displayed no signs of pain or discomfort while eating from day three. Most horses spend a minimum of 120 days on strict box rest after this surgery. Nemo was given the all clear by Ali Mead, FEI Approved Vet (Badminton Horse Trials) to go back into full work on day 36 following the scope, which is less than one third of the normal recovery time for this type of procedure.

Baby Hamster Saved

When ants attacked a litter of baby hamsters, only one survived, and he was barely alive. Gentle Photizo light healing pulled him through.

Ants attacked my baby hamsters of 3 weeks old. 4 died, but one survived, barely alive. The parents also bit him. My mother received Physiotherapy at the time, and was also treated with the Photizo light therapy. The Physiotherapists suggested that we also treat the baby hamster. After 2 treatments, the 3 week old hamster is full of life, eating and playing, totally healed! Thank you so much. The Photizo saved my baby hamster!

Ringneck Dove with Severe Wound

I found an injured ringneck dove that was unable to fly and I saw that its wing was bleeding quite badly. With closer inspection I saw that its wing had cuts and grazes on top and quite a nasty injury under the wing as well.

Condition Presented:
I found an injured ringneck dove that was unable to fly and I saw that its wing was bleeding quite badly. With closer inspection I saw that its wing had cuts and grazes on top and quite a nasty injury under the wing as well.

Duration Of Photizo Treatment:
I am using the Photizo Vetcare twice a day on the injuries.

Condition After Photizo:
It is a week now since I started the treatment on the dove and there is a clear improvement. The Photizo Vetcare assisted in a quicker recovery of the injuries.

I have been keeping an eye on the dove and it is perking up. It is drinking and eating now and looks more alert.

Today the dove flew away and came back – it must be for more sessions with the Photizo.

Cheetah with Necrotic Loss of Paw

Losing a paw is bad enough, but continued necrosis is even worse. See how Photizo phototherapy helped save this big cat.

Condition Presented:
The patient was presented with severe tissue necrosis, infection and loss of the left hind paw after being caught in a snare. The patient on presentation had undergone numerous unsuccessful corrective surgeries and each time left the patient with even more necrotic tissue and skin.

Duration Of Photizo Treatment:
Phototherapy was done for 8 minutes, once a day for a week and thereafter once every second day. The aim was to prevent infection and further tissue necrosis and produce a good granulation tissue bed for skin transplantations.

Treatment Performed:
Treatment and case study was done by Vetlight in Pretoria.

Condition After Photizo:
With the aid of phototherapy no more necrosis took place and a good granulation tissue bed was present sooner than expected. The phototherapy proved to have a calming and pain relieving effect (serotonin effect); causing this wild cat to fall asleep during each of his phototherapy sessions.

Stallion with Non-Healing Fence Injury

Diamond, a Boerperd stallion, presented with a chronic non-healing wound on his left front limb, sustained 22 days earlier on a barb wire fence. Bandage applications, maggot infestation in the wound, and necrosis complicated this case and prevented healing—until Photizo turned this case around.

Condition Presented:

Diamond, a Boerperd stallion, presented with a chronic non-healing wound on his left front limb. He had sustained the injury, proximal to his coronary band, 22 days earlier on a barb wire fence and had been treated appropriately. The owners, however, struggled with bandage applications, maggot infestation in the wound, and the necrotic area kept on extending with no healing.

Duration Of Photizo Treatment:

Phototherapy was done once a day using the 21 day + protocol, every second or third day.

Treatment Performed:

Treatment and case study was done by Vetlight in Pretoria.

Condition After Photizo:

Phototherapy improved blood circulation to the area, promoting cellular regeneration and repair, speeding up recovery. The stallion made a full recovery with no proud flesh and minimal scar tissue formation.

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