Veterinarian treating cat's mysterious wounds with laser - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Veterinarian treating cat's mysterious wounds with laser

TYLER, TX (KLTV) -

A veterinarian in Tyler has spent the past year treating a four-year-old cat with unexplained injuries. The doctor said it seemed surgeries were not working, so now he's trying out a different kind of treatment. Dr. Gary Spence is trying out laser treatment for the first time in his hospital.

For the past two weeks, Dr. Spence has been video recording and taking photos of the cat's progress. The cat, who is named "Trouble", was dropped off at the animal hospital about a year ago with wounds on his inner thighs.

"Surgeries would work for three or four days and then they'd fail," Spence said. "He just has a non-healing wound."

Spence says he decided he wanted to test a hands-on laser therapy he had heard about.

"The cell can point itself in the right direction and heal quicker. It's all cellular based," Spence said.

The nearly $40,000 machine was a loan from Lite Cure in hopes of treating Trouble. The first therapy began about two weeks ago, and so far, there's progress.

"He stretched the other day; it was like ridiculous. He's never stretched before," Candy Pierce, who has been treating the cat, said. "He ran earlier, so you can tell he's feeling a lot better and the wound if definitely healing."

David Millington with Lite Cure says the laser therapy was first introduced to animals in Texas in 2007. Today,  it's being used on the clinical level in Tyler for the next six weeks in hopes of curing and treating animals for free.

Dr. Spence says anyone can use the machine. He will have it for another six weeks.

"I've called several of the clinics and told them it's here, it's on loan," Spence said. "If they've got any arthritic cases or they have any cases they want me to look at, that's fine."

He says so far he has four other animals scheduled for laser therapy treatment and says if all goes well he'll have a machine in his hospital soon.

Copyright 2014 KLTV. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • CPPJ 'real-time flood coverage' weather system could be happening soon

    CPPJ 'real-time flood coverage' weather system could be happening soon

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 11:22 PM EDT2018-05-23 03:22:01 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    It's been almost a year since the idea of creating a weather alert system focused on flooding was talked about by Calcasieu Parish leaders.  Now the idea is slowly turning into reality.  A weather alert system focused on real time flood coverage in Calcasieu Parish was something parish public works director Allen Wainwright was talking about nearly a year ago, but now action could be coming soon.   "Not only is this a forecast for rain, but now a forec...

    More >>

    It's been almost a year since the idea of creating a weather alert system focused on flooding was talked about by Calcasieu Parish leaders.  Now the idea is slowly turning into reality.  A weather alert system focused on real time flood coverage in Calcasieu Parish was something parish public works director Allen Wainwright was talking about nearly a year ago, but now action could be coming soon.   "Not only is this a forecast for rain, but now a forec...

    More >>
  • Jury sees graphic police body cam video in murder trial of Johnnie Hardman

    Jury sees graphic police body cam video in murder trial of Johnnie Hardman

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 9:35 PM EDT2018-05-23 01:35:58 GMT
    Johnnie Paul Hardman Jr. (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)Johnnie Paul Hardman Jr. (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)

    Testimony is underway in the trial of Johnnie Hardman, charged with First Degree Murder, Armed Robbery with a Firearm and two counts of Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery with a Firearm. Jurors saw police body cam video from July 22 of last year, as officers attempted to render aid to Joshua Touchet, who was in his car when he was shot in the shoulder.  When they got to him he was still breathing, but his body was limp as they removed him from the vehicle.  The 23 old ...

    More >>

    Testimony is underway in the trial of Johnnie Hardman, charged with First Degree Murder, Armed Robbery with a Firearm and two counts of Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery with a Firearm. Jurors saw police body cam video from July 22 of last year, as officers attempted to render aid to Joshua Touchet, who was in his car when he was shot in the shoulder.  When they got to him he was still breathing, but his body was limp as they removed him from the vehicle.  The 23 old ...

    More >>
  • Invest 90L likely poses little to no threat to SWLA

    Invest 90L likely poses little to no threat to SWLA

    Invest 90L likely poses little to no threat to SWLA

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 7:32 PM EDT2018-05-22 23:32:11 GMT
    Spaghetti plot for Invest 90LSpaghetti plot for Invest 90L

    The National Hurricane Center continues to highlight an area in Gulf of Mexico for potential tropical development over the next five days. This area to watch is currently located south of the Yucatan Peninsula and strong wind shear will keep this area at a 0% chance of development over the next couple of days before increasing late-week and weekend as it pushes into the Gulf of Mexico.

    More >>

    The National Hurricane Center continues to highlight an area in Gulf of Mexico for potential tropical development over the next five days. This area to watch is currently located south of the Yucatan Peninsula and strong wind shear will keep this area at a 0% chance of development over the next couple of days before increasing late-week and weekend as it pushes into the Gulf of Mexico.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly