We are proud to offer our patients state of the art Companion Laser Therapy. Laser therapy provides a non-invasive, pain-free, surgery-free, drug-free treatment which is used to treat a variety of conditions and can be performed in conjunction with your pet’s existing treatment plan. Relief and /or improvement is often noticed within hours depending on your pet’s condition and unique requirements. Whether your pet is rehabilitating from trauma or injury, healing from wounds, or simply aging, your pet can benefit from this innovative approach to treating pain. Laser Therapy helps your pet get back to their normal self more quickly.
Applications for laser therapy include:
- Treatment of arthritis, degenerative joint disease or hipdysplasia
- General pain management of sprains, strains and stiffness
- Post-surgery pain associated with spays, neuters, declaws and other surgeries
- Skin problems such as hot spots, lick granulomas and infections
- Dental procedures
- Fractures and wounds
- Ear infections
How does it work?
Laser Therapy stimulated the body to heal from within. Non-thermal photons of light are administered to the body for about 3 to 8 minutes and absorbed by the injured cells. The cells are stimulated and respond with a higher rate of metabolism. This results in relief from pain, increased circulation, reduced inflammation and an acceleration of the healing process.
What can my pet expect during a laser therapy treatment session?
Simply put, laser therapy provides relief. As the laser is administered, your pet will relax and enjoy the treatment. The almost immediate relief of pain will allow your pet to be comfortable and any anxiety that your pet initially experiences will dissipate. Occasionally, angry cats will start to purr and dogs will actually fall asleep during their therapy session. Frequently, after therapy, we hear, “He’s acting like a puppy again” or “She can actually jump onto the chair again.” Pain relief is provided in just a few minutes of therapy and that alone improves the quality of life for your pet.
What are the signs that my pet may benefit from Companion Laser Therapy?
Many of our laser therapy patients are older animals with musculoskeletal ailments. Some signs that your senior companion is experiencing pain or discomfort are:
- Abnormal sitting or lying posture
- Circling multiple times before lying down
- Whining, groaning or other vocalizations
- Limping, unable to get up or lie down
- Difficulty getting into a car or down stairs
- Lack of grooming
- Will not wag tail
- Licking or biting area
- Lack of appetite
We are dedicated to utilizing the highest standard of veterinary technology, and laser therapy is one of the ways in which we stay on the cutting edge of our field.
If you have any questions or concerns about how laser therapy can benefit your pet, please contact us today.