Laser Therapy - A State of the Art treatment option
Your pet’s comfort is our main priority.
What is Laser Therapy?
Laser Therapy is a State of the Art treatment option to help relieve your pet of pain and inflammation. It is a non-invasive and non-medication based tool which uses light energy to help speed up the body's natural healing process. In fact, Laser Therapy is used in human medicine, especially to treat pain and inflammation from sports injuries.
During a Laser Therapy session, laser light is delivered through a hand piece to a specific injured area such as a leg, shoulder, or lumbar spine. Your pet will feel a gentle and soothing warmth. As the laser is administered, many pets will relax, much like you would when experiencing a good massage. We have used the Therapy Laser on ourselves and can attest to its low stress and soothing effect.
Good candidates for Laser Therapy are any pets suffering from pain and inflammation such as:
- Any type of "wound" (from a bite or cut)
- Arthritis due to age
- Slipped Discs or Sprains
- Ear Infections
- Surgery Patients
- and more...
How we use Laser Therapy
Laser Therapy gives us one more option to choose from and offer to our clients when treating their pet's conditions. We have treated hot spots, non-healing skin wounds, arthritic pets, bladder issues, bite wounds, and more. Our clients have reported very positive results from using Laser Therapy on their pets.
Also, to help our surgery patients recover faster and to minimize post surgical complications, we use the Therapy Laser after the majority of our surgeries. An incision takes about two weeks to fully heal and regain its strength. The Therapy Laser helps speed up the healing process and restore skin strength over incision locations faster than it would normally heal on its own. This means if your dog is feeling rambunctious a week after surgery and decides to run and jump around, our incisions have a higher chance of remaining intact and healing correctly, than an incision healing on its own.
We are happy that with Laser Therapy we are able to provide a better quality of life for your animal companions and that we are able to provide higher standard of care at our hospital.
If you are interested in the actual science behind laser therapy:
The Companion therapy laser system sends photons, (packets of light energy), deep into tissue without damaging it. These photons are absorbed within the mitochondria of the cells and induce a chemical change called “photo-bio-modulation”. This light energy then inspires production of ATP in the cell. ATP is the fuel, or energy, cells need for repair and rejuvenation. Impaired or injured cells do not make this fuel at an optimal rate. Increased ATP production leads to healthier cells, healthier tissue, and healthier animals.