Expand Your Knowledge of Photobiomodulation (aka Laser Therapy)


More Frequent, Lower Power Treaments Increase Effectiveness

Compared to clinic based lasers, the Luma home laser system is far more convenient, less costly, and more effective. At MedCoVet, we make laser therapy affordable and easy for pet owners by partnering with veterinarians to prescribe safe solutions for at-home pet laser therapy. Learn more about Luma and how you can try it yourself firsthand below

Can Lasers Reduce Medication in Veterinary Medicine?

February 3, 2022

Pet owners are becoming increasingly sensitive to overmedicating and the accompanying side effects that come with this strategy.  Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT), or Photobiomodulation (PBM,) has always held the promise of treatment without side effects. Although it may seem self-evident that successful PBM treatments should lead to a reduction in the amount of medication…

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Are NSAIDs the Only Answer to Arthritic Pet Suffering?

March 17, 2022

More and more veterinarians (and pet parents) are reluctant to entirely rely on long term NSAIDs as a treatment for osteoarthritis. Not all pets tolerate these drugs, NSAIDs can not be used in combination with some other drugs, it can change the pet’s behavior, and long term use can lead to renal toxicity. Low Light…

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Veterinarian Photobiomodulation but Were Afraid to Ask

March 1, 2022

Let’s face it, there is a lot of confusing information out there about laser therapy. This vendor says one thing, and another vendor says something different, this study shows this, and that study is just the opposite of the first one. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a single source for all your LLLT…

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Efficacy of Photobiomodulation (PBM)

December 10, 2021

When it comes to laser therapy, bigger is not always better. Recent research regarding efficacy has shown that – in certain situations – high power lasers did not increase it. There was one thing that did… In over 50 years of photobiomodulation research, there have been consistent observations of the biphasic dose response curve known…

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The Future of Animal Health

July 23, 2021

  Ladies and gentlemen, presenting the future of Animal Health… In mid-June, 20 startup companies that are changing veterinary medicine presented at the Animal Health Investment Forum. While there are many great companies changing the pet-owner consumer experience (really great companies), these folks are at the forefront of veterinary medicine. They solve challenges like blood…

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New LLLT Technology Holds Promise to Brain Injuries

May 27, 2021

It has long been established that Laser Therapy has been a safe and effective treatment for inflammation in joints, but can PBM treatment be used to treat other types of disorders? MedcoVet’s CSO, Dr. Michael Hamblin, in collaboration with MIT, recently published its findings on treating certain brain injuries with LLLT. Brain injuries have long…

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How Much Light Makes it Through Pet Fur?

April 22, 2021

  One of the most common questions we get at MedcoVet is whether treatment should be changed if we are treating through fur.   What happens with dark fur?  What about a really heavy coat?  Our research shows that fur definitely has a huge impact on light, but that the Luma has special features that…

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MedcoVet CEO interviewed on PetAbility Podcast

December 15, 2020

What really sets MedcoVet apart from other laser therapy companies is that the pet owner treats at home instead of the clinician treating in the clinic.  While this has many benefits (more treatments per week, lower cost per treatment, etc.), it does add new challenges to treating, all of which revolve around bringing the pet…

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3000 Years of LLLT / Photobiomodulation History

May 1, 2020

We have come a long way from the expensive hard to use LLLT/PBM devices of the days of old. Luma is home laser therapy that is better for the vet, the pet parent and the pet: Ships next day to the pet parent’s home No: Inventory Logistics` Billing Maintenance Investment Convenient Daily Therapy w/o Travel…

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