The Sanctuary Equine Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation Center in Ocala, Florida is a state-of-theart center dedicated to the healing and conditioning of equine athletes. But they also provide effective cutting edge therapies and services for canines, such as Paris, a four-year-old dachshund.

“She has had chronic back problems and by the time she turned four she was about 90% paralyzed,” says her owner, John Gavender. “Our small animal vet was giving her steroids and muscle relaxers, but it wasn’t working so he suggested cold laser therapy…. I took her to The Sanctuary and after only one day of cold laser treatment she tried to stand. It was amazing because within two weeks she was almost back to normal and now she is 100% recovered.”

Cold laser therapy has been lauded for its success on humans, equines and canines. It works to relieve pain and soreness in the legs and back, reduces swelling and heat, tightens legs and speeds healing.