Pregnant female dog, used for breeding
The patient was presented with a 2.5 months old chronic acral lick granuloma on the front paw and was not responding to traditional wound dressings, collars and conventional treatment up to date.
Phototherapy treatment was carried out for 5 minutes, once a day for a week. The patient was kept on concurrent Cephalexin antibiotics but no anti-inflammatory drugs were given. The wound took 20 days to heal completely.
After 3 sessions the patient stopped licking the area and no collar was needed. Due to the chronic nature of the wound, it took slightly more light therapy sessions in comparison to wounds that are around 3 weeks old or less. However, the owner was very pleased as the wound had not responded to dressings or conventional treatment during the previous 2.5 months.