Pet Laser Therapy: Providing Pain Relief for Dogs & Cats
Pet laser therapy is the safest and most comfortable way to provide pain relief for dogs and cats. There is no risk of side effects, and no sedation is necessary. Better yet, all we need is 5-15 minutes of your pet’s time per treatment. At Antioch Veterinary Hospital, excellent medicine is one part of what we do. The other part is making sure that your pet has the best possible experience while we’re treating them.
Meet with your veterinarian to discuss the benefits of laser therapy for your pet.
What Can Laser Therapy Treat?
Laser therapy’s uses cover everything from hot spots to arthritis. Some of its other indications include:
- Back pain and swelling associated with IVDD (intervertebral disc disease)
- Lick granulomas
- Ear infections
- Skin infections
- Post-operative care
- Ligament injuries
- Bone fractures
One of the few situations in which we cannot recommend laser therapy is if your pet has one or more tumors that may be cancerous. The cell-regenerating abilities of laser therapy can unfortunately also boost cancer growth.
How Can Light Treat Pain and Injury?
While the treatment itself is simple, the process involved in helping your pet heal is much more complex. In straightforward terms, our therapeutic laser emits pulses of concentrated infrared light that penetrate deep into the muscle tissue. The light particles in question are absorbed into your pet’s cells, stimulating cell activity. This results in:
- Regeneration of healthy cells and faster healing
- Increased blood circulation
- Decreased inflammation
- Decreased pain