What is Laser Therapy?
Laser Therapy treatments involve the use of a handheld wand which utilizes infrared light to interact with tissues at the targeted site - for the purpose of alleviating pain in your pet. Laser Therapy treatments stimulates your pet's tissues and promotes healing, reduces inflammation, decreases swelling and provides relief from pain.
Cats and dogs tend to hide pain as a protective mechanism. You as a pet owners are their best chance of observing the signs that your pet is in pain. General signs include a change in normal behavior, such as decreased activity, lethargy, decreased appetite, and in the case of cats, decreased grooming. If you notice these signs in your pet, you may want to consider bring them in for an exam.
Laser Therapy can successfully treat several ailments and injuries in dogs and cats. The benefit of using laser therapy for pain management is that there is no blood work required to administer the treatments, it is non-invasive, drug-free and you, as the pet owner, can stay with the pet during the treatment.
Laser Therapy treatments can be completed within 10 minutes and many pets experience relief after the first session. Your pet may need several laser therapy treatments depending on the severity of the condition being treated. It is very common to notice healing, better mobility, and/or decreased pain within 3 to 6 sessions.
Commonly treated conditions include:
- Open Wounds & Ulcerations
- Skin lesions or abrasions
- Strains and Spraings
- Post-surgical healing
- Back pain
- Trauma, Fractures, Joint and Nerve injuries
- Hot spots and other skin infections
- Ear infections
- Arthritis, degenerative joint disease, and hip dysplasia
- Dental conditions
If you notice that your pet is in pain or want to get a veterinary exam to determine the condition of your pet, contact us today for an exam.