Pet laser therapy is a safe, non-invasive, pain-free and drug-free treatment option that can be used as an alternative to surgery in many patients. Laser therapy can relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and increase circulation to tissues. It is used by veterinarians to treat pets diagnosed with a wide range of conditions, including:
- Hip and elbow dysplasia
- Acute and chronic injuries
- Degenerative disc disease and other muscular-skeletal abnormalities
- Tendon or ligament injuries
- Ear infections
- Neurologic disease or nerve injuries
- Dermatologic conditions
- Anal sacculitis and lick granulomas
Laser therapy can also be used for post-operative pain relief and to speed up healing time.
Veterinary laser therapy can be performed in conjunction with existing treatments because it does not interfere with drugs or other treatment modalities. Laser therapy employs a low-level, or “cold” laser that stimulates cell regeneration and increases blood circulation. It helps relieve pain through the release of endorphins, and it stimulates injured cells to heal at an accelerated pace. In cases where deeper tissues need to be treated, higher level, or “hot” lasers are used.
How is Veterinary Laser Therapy Performed?
When your pet receives laser therapy, a technician holds the laser wand over the affected area for 3 and 10 minutes. During the treatment, your pet will not feel any discomfort, only pain relief.
Pet laser therapy is safe and effective and produces zero known side effects. If you want to schedule a veterinary laser therapy session for your pet, please click here to schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians.