If your pet has a painful condition and pain medication and rest aren't providing relief, it’s time to explore other options. This is where pet laser therapy comes into play. Laser therapy is a relatively new technique that works well with other more traditional treatments and oral medication. Laser therapy because it gives pets an alternative, and sometimes more effective, pain relief method for what ails them.
Are there risks to laser therapy?
No. Our team uses our therapeutic laser to generate a gentle warmth as it emits light particles that penetrate deep into the muscle and boost healing. There are no side effects and laser therapy is non-invasive, drug-free, and painless. It's a wonderful alternative that can work wonders for your pet's healing.
How Does Laser Therapy Work?
When the laser is in use, it emits measured pulses of infrared light that can penetrate through the skin and be absorbed into the deeper muscle tissue. Cell activity in the affected area improves when exposed to light energy, kicking off a complex process of rejuvenation that improves blood circulation and reduces inflammation, swelling, and pain.
What Does Laser Therapy Treat?
We see pets with all kinds of conditions that benefit from our therapeutic laser. The key is coming up with a treatment plan that suits each pet’s needs. So far, we know that laser therapy can improve multiple conditions, including:
- Degenerative disc/joint disease
- Chronic ear infections
- Joint, ligament, and muscle injuries
- Lacerations, burns, bite wounds, and other soft tissue injuries
- Lick granulomas
- Skin infections
- Swelling and bruising
- Surgical incisions (for post-op care)
What to Expect
Surgical incisions and superficial injuries can often be treated successfully with just one laser therapy session. However, chronic conditions like osteoarthritis, hip dysplasia, and older ligament injuries may take more sessions to help heal. Naturally, a disease or injury that has had time to worsen will require more sessions than a new injury.