Laser Therapy

What is Laser Therapy?

Laser therapy is on the leading edge of veterinary medicine, helping pets feel better and heal at the speed of light. Using a beam of infrared light that penetrates deeply into tissues and induces chemical changes in damaged cells, laser therapy helps to reduce pain, decrease inflammation, and promote healing.

What Happens During Treatment?

During laser therapy, energy in the form of light photons are absorbed within the cells of the body. In the plant kingdom, we see a similar process with photosynthesis. In the animal kingdom, this process is called photobiomodulation.

What Do Therapy Lasers Treat?

During laser therapy, energy in the form of light photons are absorbed within the cells of the body. In the plant kingdom, we see a similar process with photosynthesis. In the animal kingdom, this process is called photobiomodulation.

Most conditions that are associated with inflammation, wounds, or pain can be treated. Such conditions include post-surgical pain, wound healing, swelling, chronic inflammatory and/or painful conditions such as arthritis, nerve entrapment, joint or muscle pain/swelling, chronic and acute infections such as anal gland infections, moist dermatitis (“hot spots”), interdigital cysts, ear infections, and non-healing wounds.

How Long Are Treatments?

Treatment sessions can be as short a few minutes if one small area is involved and up to thirty minutes for multiple joints, such as in the case of severe and widespread arthritis. Pet’s enjoy this treatment and often will fall asleep during the therapy session. The frequency of treatments will also vary according to the condition being treated. The treatment plan and design will be tailored to address each patient’s individual needs and can be adjusted necessary