This kitten was rescued by this family outside their place of work. It was tiny and left behind by its mother. It had been born with a birth defect and had hind legs that were not functional and stuck in place. The kitten had to wear a diaper due to not being able to avoid voiding on himself. We got him to an appropriate age to go under anesthesia and performed a double hind limb amputation. The owner is going to make him a cart in order to get around better, but he is already very talented at getting around on two legs as it is. Post surgically there was a draining tract that formed and a wound developed. I did not get a picture of the beginning of the tract when a few staples were placed, but 2 days later it was what you see. We started laser therapy on July 31 and the last laser was on August 14th. The rate of healing was nothing short of amazing.
This dog presented to us after being found with its chain lead wrapped around its leg when it chased after a squirrel. The chain had severely lacerated the lower leg and caused ligament damage. The foot was severely swollen and edematous. We cleaned it and wrapped it after starting laser light therapy. The owner did a great job of doing hydrotherapy and bandage changes at home keeping it clean. There were times at the beginning there were fears of a need for amputation due to disrupted lymphatic drainage, but the effects of the laser to reduce edema and promote healing helped us avoid that! He is doing great and walking on it very well.
We first saw the dog July 20th and did 10 laser therapy treatments over 3 weeks!! The first picture was July 20th and last picture was August 12th.