We offer our patients Companion Laser Therapy for many medical purposes. Laser therapy reduces pain and speeds healing with non-invasive, pain-free, surgery-free, drug-free treatment. It treats a variety of conditions and is also performed in conjunction with existing treatment protocols. Relief and/or improvement is often noticed within hours depending on the condition and your pet’s unique health status. Whether your pet is rehabilitating from trauma or injury, healing from wounds, or simply aging, your companion can benefit from this innovative approach to treating pain.
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 it Work?
Laser therapy stimulates the body to heal from within. Non-thermal photons of light are administered to the injured region for about three to eight minutes. Injured and non-injured cells absorb these photons which stimulates the cells, increasing their rate of metabolism. This increases circulation and results in pain relief, reduced inflammation, and an overall acceleration of the healing process.
What Can My Pet Expect During a Laser Therapy Treatment Session?
Laser therapy is a hands-on, quiet treatment. Your pet will probably enjoy it and relax. Often, the beneficial effects of laser quickly make your pet comfortable and overcome any anxiety that may occur initially. Occasionally, angry cats will start to purr and dogs will fall asleep during a session.
What Are the Signs that My Pet Can Benefit from Laser Therapy?
Many laser therapy patients are older animals with musculoskeletal ailments. Some signs that your senior pet is experiencing pain or discomfort are:
- Abnormal sitting or lying posture
- Circling multiple times before lying down
- Whining, groaning or other vocalizations
- Limping, unable to get up or lie down comfortably
- Difficulty getting into a car or up or down stairs
- Lack of grooming
- Licking or biting an area
- Lack of appetite
Call us today at 707-778-1011 to schedule an appointment or to obtain additional information.