A cutting-edge technique in veterinary medicine for managing many conditions, including chronic pain in pets.
A New Treatment Option
We’re always searching for new ways to care for your pets especially when pain is concerned. That’s why we offer laser therapy.
What is laser therapy?
Veterinary laser therapy treatment is the cutting edge of medical therapy. It is a pain-free, surgery-free and drug-free treatment that is used to treat a variety of conditions and can be performed in conjunction with existing treatments, also including post-surgery recovery. The application is non-invasive and often very calming and therapeutic for pets.
What types of conditions can laser therapy be used to treat?
Laser therapy can be used to treat a multitude of ailments, including:
- Hip dysplasia
- Back pain
- Hot spots
- Open wounds
- Ear infections
- Anal gland infections
- Muscle, ligament and tendon injuries
- Soft tissue trauma
How does it work?
Laser treatment employs deep-penetrating light to promote a chain of chemical reactions. This process helps relieve pain through the release of endorphins and stimulates injured cells to heal at an accelerated pace.
Although improvement is often seen after the first visit, your pet’s condition will determine the length and frequency of laser treatments. Treatments vary in length, but most sites require 3 to 10 minutes. Allow your veterinarian to help devise a sufficient laser treatment schedule for your pet.
There are a couple of cases where Laser therapy would not be recommended. These instances include cancer patients and those with eye problems.
Is laser treatment painful or uncomfortable? Any side effects?
Laser treatment is totally pain-free and very comforting. As the laser is administered, your pet may feel a gentle and soothing warmth, tingling, or no sensation at all.
There are no known side effects and is considered both safe and effective across the veterinary industry.
Interested in laser therapy but want to learn more?
Call our clinic to schedule an appointment to speak with our veterinarian to see if laser therapy is right for your pet.