Laser Therapy Reduces Pain and Speeds Healing
We are excited to offer our clients 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 existing treatment protocols. Relief and/or improvement is often noticed within hours depending on the condition and your pet’s unique health status. Whether your pet is rehabilitating from trauma or injury, healing from wounds, or simply aging, your companion can benefit from this innovative approach to treating pain.
Applications for laser thearpy include:
- Treatment of arthritis, degenerative joint disease, or hip dysplasia
- General pain management (sprains, strains, and stiffness)
- Post-surgery pain (spays, neuters, declaws, and other surgeries)
- Skin problems (hotspots, lick granulomas, infections)
- Dental procedures (stomatitis, extractions)
- Fractures and wounds (bites, abrasions, burns, and lesions)
- Ear infections & inflammation
Laser therapy is the only course of treatment that actually stimulates 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 then stimulated and respond with a higher rate of metabolism. This results in increased circulation from the body, an anti-inflammatory reaction, relief from pain, and an acceleration of the healing process.
What can my pet expect during a laser therapy treatment session?
Simply put, it provides relief. As the laser is administered, your pet will relax and enjoy, much like you, experiencing a good massage. The almost immediate relief of pain will allow your pet to be comfortable and any anxiety that your pet initially experienced will dissipate. Angry feline companions might start to purr and some of our canine companions 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.
Disorders that respond best to laser therapy:
What are the signs that my pet can benefit from Companion Laser Therapy?
- Abnormal sitting or lying posture
- Circling multiple times before laying down
- Whining, groaning, or other vocalizations
- Limping, unable to get up or lie down
- Difficulty getting into the car or going down the stairs
- Lack of grooming
- Won’t wag tail
- Licking or biting an area
- Lack of appetite
If you think your pet is a good candidate for laser therapy, call us to schedule an appointment so we can discuss the best options for your pet and develop a personalized treatment plan!