Pet Laser Therapy
Laser therapy can be a great way to relieve your pet’s pain.
What is Pet Laser Therapy?
Laser therapy is a drug-free and non-invasive therapy. Common conditions that are treated with the help of laser therapy include arthritis/degenerative joint disease, chronic pain, spinal disc disease, wounds, surgical incisions, ear hematomas, muscle sprain/strains, fractures, and so much more
It utilizes a process known as photobiomodulation (PBM) therapy. During this process, photons or packets of light energy are sent deep into tissue without damaging it. This energy is absorbed by the cell and increases fuel or energy within impaired or injured cells. This increased energy/ATP production leads to decreased inflammation, decreased pain, and accelerated healing.
Treatment protocols are unique to each patient and condition. Treatment times will vary. Laser therapy can be used as a complementary adjunct therapy to other treatments and medications. Your pet will feel a gentle and soothing warmth during the treatment. They may have relief following their first treatment as pain and inflammation are reduced. For some conditions, a series of treatments may be necessary before you see results due to the severity or complexity of the underlying condition.
It has been scientifically proven to be successful in treating post-surgical pain and many acute and chronic conditions, such as:
- Tooth Extraction Site Pain Relief
- Sprains, Strains, and Fractures
- Post-Surgical Healing and Pain Relief
- Degenerative Joint Disease
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Periodontal Disease
- Lick Granulomas
- Geriatric Care
- Hip Dysplasia
- Feline Acne
- And more…
What are the treatments like?
Your pet is placed on a soft pad, either sitting or lying down, and a handpiece is passed over your pet’s injury. Depending on your pet’s condition, a contact or non-contact applicator will be used. Your pet will feel a gentle, soothing warmth as their pain is eased. Treatments take a matter of minutes and require no clipping or shaving of your pet’s fur. Most pets are very relaxed, and some even fall asleep.
Your pet, you, and the technician delivering the treatment will all be wearing eye protection during the treatment, so make sure you snap a picture of your pet wearing their “doggles”!