Laser Therapy is a non-invasive treatment for animals with back and joint injuries, soft tissue trauma, arthritis, and other inflammatory conditions. It can help to regenerate tissue after surgery and promotes wound healing. Laser therapy may also help provide relief for pets who suffer from inter-vertebral disc disease, wounds, bone fractures, fistulas, dermatitis, hematomas, oral lesions, tendonitis, and edema.
Therapeutic lasers work by directing specific wavelengths of light to interact with tissue and speed the natural healing process below the skin. Blood flow improves, pain is controlled, and metabolic activity of the cells increases. We see an excellent response in most of our patients, with reduced muscle tension, accelerated recovery, and improved comfort and mobility.
Our doctors typically recommend a series of laser treatments, beginning with more frequent visits (2-3 per week for 1-2 weeks) tapering to once or twice monthly for maintenance of chronic conditions. Laser packages are available for convenience and cost savings.
Glasses or goggles protect the eyes from the light waves which can cause damage over time, but non-visual tissues are not affected in the same way. Our Class IV Companion Therapy Laser has helped hundreds of dogs and cats -- and even a few rabbits -- on their way to recovery.