Benefits of Laser Therapy
LASER THERAPY REDUCES PAIN AND SPEEDS HEALING
Applications for laser therapy 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 (hot spots, lick granulomas, infections)
- Dental procedures
- Fractures and wounds (bites, abrasions, burns, and lesions)
- Ear infections
How does laser therapy work?
- Laser therapy stimulates the body to heal from within.
- Therapy lasers concentrate light energy to decrease inflammation and pain and to promote healing. Our Cutting Edge MLS therapy laser is the same laser as many chiropractors use on human patients except this laser has veterinary software to make it user-friendly for veterinary patients.
- 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 relief from pain, creased circulation, reduced inflammation, and an acceleration of the healing process.
What are the signs that my pet can benefit from companion laser therapy?
If your pet has surgery or a dental extraction, we will likely laser the surgical site to decrease pain. We have numerous patients (including Dr. Joi’s beloved senior arthritic kitty) who get laser sessions every week to improve their quality of life. Injuries, bulging disks, blocked kitties, wounds, muscle tears, anal sac infections and the list goes on! We use our therapy laser all day long. Our doctors can’t imagine practicing without it.
- Abnormal sitting or lying posture
- Circling multiple times before lying down
- Whining, groaning, or other vocalizations
- Limping, unable to get up or lie down
- Difficulty getting into car or downstairs
- Lack of grooming
- Won’t wag tail
- Licking or biting area
- Lack of appetite