A Catalyst for Healing: The Advantages of Laser Therapy for Pets
One of the most exciting additions to modern veterinary medicine is the use of laser therapy to manage pain. For pet owners looking for alternatives to traditional pain pharmaceuticals, this noninvasive modality is the perfect complement to postoperative recovery and chronic conditions.
What Is Cold Laser Therapy?
Laser therapy uses wavelengths of light to stimulate healing and decrease pain and inflammation. As this light is concentrated on a specific site on the body, it increases the cellular activity that is responsible for repairing tissue. This makes it indispensable in accentuating healing after surgery or an injury.
Most therapeutic sessions last for about 5–15 minutes, depending on the patient’s needs. How often your pet comes in for these sessions can be determined during the initial consultation. Most pets find the treatment soothing, and many experience immediate benefits.
Laser Therapy Benefits Pets
Because of the versatility of laser treatments, we have seen great results for our pet patients in many areas. Cold laser therapy has been effective in treating any conditions causing inflammation, including the following:
- Suture and incision sites
- Skin lesions
- Skin conditions
- Nerve injuries
- Acute pain
For senior pets or those with compromised health, laser therapy is an effective, gentle option for relief from pain and inflammation. With no complications to the patient, laser therapy is truly safe for all pets. Our technicians have been laser-certified, allowing for this technology to achieve the best results.
For a consultation and treatment plan for your furry pal, contact our team. We are glad to answer any questions you might have about this therapeutic modality.