Laser Therapy

Laser therapy uses the intense energy of light to naturally heal disease and soothe pain. Unlike surgical lasers, which use searing heat to cut through tissues, laser therapy uses cool or low-level lasers to stimulate the healing abilities of the body’s cells.

Laser therapy does not require sedation, and the treatment is completely painless and non-invasive. We find that oftentimes pets enjoy the session and even fall asleep during it. Cats have been known to start purring as they enjoy the warm light and human attention during the treatment. Also, the pet gets to wear an adorable pair of sunglasses to protect their eyes!

The treatment protocol including the length of the treatments, the number and frequency of treatments, and the intensity of the laser, will be specifically planned by your veterinarian to best suit the needs of the patient.

After the session, many clients report an immediate improvement in their pet’s mobility and mood. Pets who may have regularly been limping sometimes walk with ease, or even jump up onto furniture as if they are recovered. In fact, the main danger associated with laser therapy which we caution owners against, is the pet’s pain can be so reduced they can overexert themselves by playing or running before they are ready for the stress on their injury. Even if your pet feels much better after their first session, limit rough play or heavy exercise until your veterinarian gives it the okay.

Because laser therapy uses the power of the body’s own cells, it can be applicable to a wide variety of ailments, including wounds, inflammation, musculoskeletal pain, dermatological issues, and post-surgical pain.

If your pet is a victim of pain, ask your veterinarian if laser therapy can help.

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