Laser Therapy and Your Pet

August 24, 2017

 

What Is Laser Therapy?
Laser therapy is the application of coherent light. The laser light consists of multiple light waves in which all the waves support one another. Laser therapy is a holistic and non-invasive way to treat and manage many different conditions.

How Does Laser Therapy Work?
The laser beam stimulates the cells and tissue to be healthy. It also reduces inflammation so that healing can begin. By reducing inflammation, the laser is also a great tool for helping to minimize the pain of many chronic conditions, like arthritis.

What will animal feel when receiving the laser treatments?
Laser therapy is a painless application of healing light. Your animal might feel a slight tingling as the light enters the tissue and cells, but it is very minimal if at all.

How long with each treatment take?
The treatment time depends on how chronic the condition is and the depth the laser light needs to reach to be effective. However, almost all treatments last between two and ten minutes.

How many treatments will my animal need?
The number of treatments can vary greatly based on the condition, but many pet owners notice a positive difference within three or four treatments.

What is the cost of treatment?
Talk to your veterinary staff as cost can vary depending on if you purchase a package of multiple treatments, or would prefer to pay per treatment, but treatments are reasonable in cost.

Are the results guaranteed?
We are not able to guarantee the results on every animal. However, laser therapy has been proven to be effective in clinical studies and in rehab settings in both human medicine and veterinary medicine. There are over thirty years of research that supports the efficacy of this holistic treatment.

What conditions can the laser treat?
-Acute and Chronic Otitis
-Intervertebral Disc Disease
-Anal Glands
-Gingivitis and Periodontal Disease
-Hip Dysplasia
-Cranial Cruciate Ligament
-Chronic Pain and Inflammation
-Degenerative Joint Disease
-Dermatological Disorders and Hot Spots
-Arthritis and Lick Granulomas

If you’re interested in laser therapy for your pet, please call our office to schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians to discuss this holistic treatment at length and to determine the best course of laser therapy for your pet’s needs.