Virginia, our almost 15 year old American black bear, has some extensive arthritis and degenerative issues. We’ve been treating her for years with a variety of medicines and supplements. We’ve even added acupuncture and laser treatments. (Check out this blog post about treatment from almost 2-years ago).
I watched yesterday as the team administered Virginia’s Laser Treatment (cold, or low-level, laser therapy is often recommended for pain management or inflammation reduction).
The Animal Care team worked (and still works) to have Virginia stand calmly on our squeeze platform while the laser work goes on. Safety for her, and the humans, is critical. It’s really impressive to watch the team carry out this treatment.
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