Laser therapy has been used in the United States to treat humans for everything from sports injuries to rheumatoid arthritis. We are excited to provide this advanced technology to our canine and feline patients. Ask us if your pet might benefit from this affordable, non-invasive, drug-free technology.
Benefits Of Laser Therapy
- Wound Healing (including immediate post-surgery)
- Degenerative Joint Disease (Arthritis)
- Hip Dysplasia
- Back Pain
- Acute and Chronic Otitis (ear problems)
- Lick Granulomas
- Muscle, tendon and ligament damage
- Anal Gland Inflammation
- Periodontal disease (dental problems)
- Lower Urinary Tract Disease
- Accelerates Fracture Healing
What To Expect
No sedation is required for your pet’s laser therapy treatments, which often have a calming effect on our patients. Depending on the condition being treated, most pets exhibit improvement within 12 to 24 hours. For most conditions we recommend a series of treatments, each lasting only about five to fifteen minutes. Some treatments take a little longer, depending on the size of the area being treated.
Laser Therapy is particularly beneficial to cats who are sensitive to anti-inflammatories!
We’re proud to offer laser therapy to our clients as an effective treatment for many cases of acute and chronic pain, inflammation and wound healing. Laser therapy can be used alone or in conjunction with other treatment modalities, and has the benefit of being a drug-free, non-surgical, safe means and providing lasting pain relief.
Laser Therapy uses light to penetrate tissue in a process called photobiostimulation. Studies have shown many clinical benefits, including:
Reduced Inflammation – Laser therapy dilates the blood vessels and stimulates lymphatic circulation, helping to reduce inflammation.
Pain Relief – Laser therapy provides pain-killing, or analgesic, effects. It has direct effect on nerve cells, including suppression of receptors that send pain signals to the brain. It also increases production of endorphins and enkephalins, which are the body’s “natural pain-killers.”
Pain Relief – Laser therapy stimulates activity within cells, resulting increased oxygen, increased production of the energy molecule ATP(adenosine-triphosphate), and increased enzyme production. These actions help tissue to heal more quickly and reduce the formation of scar tissue. Surgical incisions and other injuries benefit from treatment with laser therapy.
- Non-surgical, non-invasive
- No sedation required
- No adverse effects
- Quick and convenient
- Immediate results
- FDA-approved since 2005
- works synergistically with pain medications
- Skin Infections/Hot Spots
- Pododermatitis- Infections to paws, pads or nail beds
- Asthma or other Respiratory Inflammation
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- For Lower Urinary Tract Disease – ( Cystitis, Infections, Inflammation from Crystals or Stones, Post Obstruction Inflammation )