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Laser therapy is a new and exciting method of treatment that uses the best non-invasive technology we can to treat chronic pain, arthritis, and many other conditions and can be preformed in conjunction with existing medications and treatment protocols. Relief and or improvement are often noticed after the first treatment depending on the condition. Whether your pet is rehabilitating from trauma, injury, healing from wounds, recovering from surgery, or simply aging, your pet can benefit from this innovative approach to treatment.
|• Treatment of arthritis, degenerative joint disease, or hip dysplasia||• Dental procedures|
|• General pain management (sprains, strains, and stiffness)||• Ear infections|
|• Post- surgery pain (spays, neuters, declaws, orthopedics)||• Equine athletes with swollen tendons|
|• Skin problems (hot spots, lick granulomas, infections)|
Laser therapy; also know as cold laser therapy stimulates the body to heal from within. Non-thermal photons of light are administered to the body for about 3-6 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 to the area, reduced inflammation, and acceleration of the healing process. This therapy is done in a series of “sessions” over a couple of weeks to continue to stimulate the damaged or inflamed tissue to repair itself.
Simply put it provides relief. As the laser light 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, grumpy cats will start to purr, dogs may actually fall asleep, and horses will relax enough to let their lower lip droop during a their therapy session.
Many of our laser therapy patients are older animals with joint and muscle aliments. Some signs that your senior pet is experiencing pain or discomfort are:
o Abnormal sitting or lying posture
o Circling multiple times before lying down
o Whining, groaning or other vocalizations
o Difficulty getting up or lying down
o Lack of grooming
o Won’t wag tail
o Licking or biting at an area
o Not jumping on furniture as frequently
If you think your pet could benefit from laser therapy please call us for more information or to schedule an appointment. Both of our Doctors are certified in laser therapy and so are some of our technicians.
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