12 year old female dog presented in shock, severe pain, swelling and extensive bruising after being attacked by a pack of dogs.
All feared for the life of this patient, not to mention the possible necrosis and corrective surgery that was to be needed afterwards. The patient was placed on a drip, opioid analgesia and antibiotics administered systemically and phototherapy was started immediately. Phototherapy was done once a day, for 3 minutes.
24 hours and 1 phototherapy session later, the skin was still bruised but the patient was in far less pain, the skin showed no sign of necrosis and the swelling had subsided. 4 days and 3 phototherapy sessions later the patient was almost fully recovered with no sign of bruising or necrosis.