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Laser Therapy

The animal laser therapy can help with painful conditions such as arthritis, back pain, and muscle strains. It can also be useful for inflammatory conditions such as skin conditions, wounds, and ear infections.

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Overview

Veterinary laser therapy is the use of a laser on your pet. Veterinary laser therapy stimulates cellular activity. This improves the speed and quality of healing of damaged tissues and wound healing. Healing of nerves, ligaments, tendons and injured cartilage are potential positive effects of laser therapy. Another positive effect of animal laser therapy is that it can help with pain reduction. The animal laser therapy can help with painful conditions such as arthritis, back pain, and muscle strains. It can also be useful for inflammatory conditions such as skin conditions, wounds, and ear infections.

Why would my pet need laser therapy?

Therapy lasers are primarily used to reduce swelling, pain, and speed the healing process. These mechanisms allow us to successfully treat a wide range of conditions non-invasively and without drugs.

Studies indicate that laser-treated wounds heal in a third to a half time faster than the typical required healing time. Just a single laser treatment can reduce swelling and speed up the healing process post-surgery. Skin wounds, abrasions, bite injuries, dermatitis, and burns all respond well to laser therapy as well.

Our laser therapy uses a more modern and high-powered therapeutic laser that can deliver adequate dosages of laser energy (photons) painlessly and efficiently to deeper tissues. This laser is extremely beneficial in treating chronic conditions such as arthritis, hip dysplasia, back disease or injury, and degenerative joint diseases. This is a great therapy option for geriatric patients who suffer from one or more of these chronic painful conditions, as well as the aches and pains that come naturally with aging. There are many reports of pets returning to normal, or almost normal function after laser therapy. More chronic and severe cases may require multiple treatment sessions to fully benefit.

When should I consider laser therapy for my pet?

Laser therapy can be useful for your pet in a number of ways. The following are common clinical conditions where veterinary laser therapy may be used as treatment.

- Musculoskeletal pain

- Immunoregulation

- Traumatic wound healing

- Surgical wound healing

- Increasing the metabolism of specific tissues

How does laser therapy work?

Treatment protocols are unique to each patient and condition, varying in time, complexity, and cost. Laser therapy can also be used to enhance other treatment plans we recommend.

Fortunately, laser therapy can be administered without touching the painful area, providing immediate pain relief and edema control to sensitive tissues. We also use therapeutic lasers to stimulate muscle and acupuncture points painlessly and without needles so your pet is as comfortable as possible. With advanced equipment and progressive methodology, we are committed to providing the best possible laser therapy pet care for your furry friend. Every test, decision, and treatment is customized to the specific needs of your pet so that they can manage their condition or recovery and live out their happy, healthy life.