Laser Therapy for Pets
Laser therapy for pets is a non-invasive treatment designed to reduce pain and inflammation, and to speed healing. This treatment is quickly becoming standard of care in both human and veterinary medicine.
Our staff members administer laser therapy via a hand piece that emits this therapeutic infrared light in a fast, drug-free, and soothing treatment. The light can treat surface problems such as wounds, as well as deeper structures, penetrating through fur, skin, and fat if necessary to reach damaged tissue. The therapeutic infrared light targets the mitochondria in damaged cells and stimulates them to regenerate and return to optimal function.
This regenerative process is called photo biomodulation (PBM). PBM does not impact normal cells, but can help damaged cells to recover from injury faster. Laser therapy can be utilized as an adjunct to existing treatments, often reducing or replacing the need for pain medications.
Laser therapy is an effective treatment for a wide variety of conditions including:
- Skin Conditions
- Pain & Inflammation
- Pain Relief
- Post-Operative Recovery
- Geriatric Care
- Lick Granulomas
- Dental Conditions
- Abdominal Disorders
- Much More!
Laser therapy treatments are fast and pain-free, making them well-tolerated by most pets. There is no clipping or shaving required for the treatment area. When your pet arrives for therapy they will be situated in a comfortable position, and may be outfitted with laser-safe doggles.
You will also receive laser-safe eyewear to wear during treatment if you remain with your pet during therapy. Treatments take approximately 5 – 10 minutes depending on the size of the treatment area and the condition being treated. During this treatment your pet will experience a soothing warmth that often relaxes patients, and sometimes makes them go to sleep!
Is your pet experiencing pain or discomfort? Or perhaps you are looking for an alternative therapy to facilitate your pets overall health? Laser therapy can treat a wide range of conditions that will accelerate healing and stimulate rejuvenation in your pets body. Best of all, it’s PAIN-FREE!
Some conditions require several treatment sessions for optimal outcomes. When your pet’s condition is evaluated your veterinarian will discuss their recommendations with you.