Laser therapy is a therapeutic procedure for your pet that helps to reduce painful symptoms associated with certain conditions and aids in regenerating new, healthy tissue. Cold laser therapy, also called Class IV laser therapy, is a noninvasive procedure using a beam of light travelling at a specific frequency to generate heat, which stimulates cells and increases blood flow to the affected area.
Disorders that respond best to Companion Laser Therapy:
- Pain Relief
- Wound Healing
- Back Pain
- Infections or Inflammation
- Sprains, Strains & Fractures
- Post-Surgical Healing/Pain Relief
- Degenerative Joint Disease
- Lick Granulomas
- Geriatric Care
- Dermatological Conditions
- Periodontal Disease
- Hip Dysplasia
- And more...
Your pet will find this type of therapy relaxing, as the specialized frequencies of light help to produce endorphins which can act as pain killers and stress-reducers. A typical treatment can last between 3 -20 minutes, depending on the size of your pet and the location and intensity of your pet’s pain or inflammation.
Laser therapy does not require sedation or shaving your pet’s fur, meaning that your pet can have multiple treatments within a single day or week. According to the American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation, there are no adverse side effects, as this specialized laser therapy does not burn or cut your pet’s skin.
A veterinarian will examine your pet, take x-rays if necessary, and prescribe a treatment plan individualized to your pet’s needs. Help your pet get back to his happy, healthy self quickly with laser therapy!