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Laser Therapy at PetVets Animal Hospital

As pet parents, the last thing you want to see is your pet being in pain. The good news is, there are new pain management methods available that have been proven to be safe and effective for pets. One of the most effective methods of pain relief for pets is with laser therapy treatment. Not only will this kind of treatment reduce your pet’s pain, but it can also help quicken your pet’s recovery following an injury or surgery.

What is Laser Therapy Treatment? 

Laser therapy is a non-invasive, painless treatment used for a variety of conditions in pets. The laser uses a light beam to penetrate into tissue, which creates energy and a biological response that reduces pain, inflammation, and increases healing. Non-thermal light photons are applied to the body for about 3-8 minutes. When damaged or injured tissue is exposed to the laser light, there are enzymes inside the cells that absorb the energy, stimulating them which encourages healing at an accelerated rate. The body is basically healing itself from the inside out, which quickens the healing process, reducing pain.

Common Conditions/Injuries Laser Therapy Can Treat 

Laser therapy treatment is effective at treating the most common causes of acute and chronic pain, including pain associated with:

  • Arthritis
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Skin problems
  • Fractures and wounds
  • Dental procedures
  • Ear infections
  • Post-surgery pain, including neutering and spaying
  • Inflammation

What to expect During Laser Treatment 

The most promising thing you can expect is that it provides relief of their pain. While the laser is being administered, the majority of pets are relaxed and comfortable. The almost instant relief of pain will generally allow your pet to be more comfortable and reduce any anxiety that your pet may be experiencing. It is common for cats to purr and dogs to fall asleep during a laser treatment.

Laser therapy is a completely safe, non-invasive, non-surgical and non-drug form of pain treatment for your pet. Before beginning Laser therapy treatment at PetVets, a veterinarian will talk with you about your pet’s medical history and determine what is the primary cause of their pain. Depending on the condition your pet is being treated for, laser therapy generally takes just a few minutes. Some conditions may be treated in just one session. However, other conditions may require multiple sessions for the optimum benefits.

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