If your pet is suffering from arthritis, recovering from a wound, or dealing with the everyday aches and pains of aging, laser therapy could greatly improve your pet's quality of life.
What is Laser Therapy?
Cold laser therapy uses a low-level laser beam to stimulate cell regeneration. A laser is nothing more than a beam of light travelling at a specific frequency. When it reaches your pet’s cells, it initiates a chain of chemical reactions called photobiostimulation. This process has a host of benefits, including improved circulation, decreased inflammation, and release of endorphins, the body’s natural pain reliever.
What types of conditions can laser therapy treat?
Laser therapy can be used to treat a variety of ailments, including:
- Muscle, ligament & tendon injuries
- Post-surgical wounds
- Ear infections
- Hot spots and open wounds
- Degenerative disc disease
- Anal gland infections
- & more!
Ask your veterinarian if your pet could benefit from laser therapy.
What is Treatment Like?
Laser therapy treatment is non-invasive, safe, and painless. In fact, many pets find the treatment relaxing and enjoyable due to the release of endorphins it causes. Some pets are so comfortable they even fall asleep during their therapy sessions!
A typical session lasts between 3 to 20 minutes. Your veterinarian will move the laser wand over the area that needs treatment. Frequency of treatment depends on the issues being treated. For many conditions, it starts out twice a week then decreases to once a week or once every two weeks as your pet’s healing progresses.
Many pet owners notice a change in their pet’s’ demeanor after just one or two treatments. By reducing pain, laser therapy helps your pet feel much more comfortable in his or her day-to-day life. You may notice your pet’s energy level and happiness increase.
If you need help deciding if laser therapy is right for your pet, our doctors are happy to talk to you.