Pet Laser Therapy: An Exciting Approach to Pain Management and Healing
Advancements in the field of veterinary medicine now make it possible to offer many more options to pets living with chronic pain, injury, or illnesses. One of the most exciting developments over the past few decades is the use of photon emitting lasers to stimulate recovery, called companion laser therapy.
Where we once might have depended entirely on multiple surgeries and medication management, pet laser therapy has opened the door to a noninvasive new approach to treatment.
How Does Pet Laser Therapy Work?
Since lasers have been around for decades in modern medicine, you may be very familiar with some of their applications. However, therapeutic laser therapy is not the same as the surgical laser treatment used, for example, to correct vision. Companion laser therapy simply relies upon the wonders of light or photon energy to stimulate the cells, rather than invasively cutting with surgical lasers.
Through the use of a handheld wand, light is emitted to the site of injury or inflammation. This concentrated light stimulates both the body’s capacity to heal as well as promote the release of endorphins, the natural pain reducers.
What to Expect
Generally speaking, most therapeutic sessions last between 3-10 minutes. During the session your pet will be outfitted with protective eye goggles, which are also worn by individuals in the room. Since the treatment is noninvasive, pet parents can remain with their pets during the sessions.
The application of the laser is pain-free, nontoxic, and requires no medication or sedation. In fact, many pets actually relax under the soothing warm sensation of the treatment.
Before sessions begin, we thoroughly examine your pet and come up with a companion laser program that will be most effective for his or her condition. It’s always exciting to witness the impact of just a few sessions, with noticeable and improved changes to energy, emotional wellbeing, and mobility.
Another wonderful aspect of companion laser therapy is its versatility. There are numerous conditions and injuries that can be helped by laser therapy, reducing the need for long-term medication and additional surgeries.
Some of the most common conditions treated with this breakthrough modality in pain management and recovery are:
- Arthritis, hip dysplasia, and degenerative joint disease
- Dental issues
- Ear infections
- Surgical site healing
- Sprains and strains
- Spine and joint conditions
At All Pets Vet Hospital, we are adept in treating a plethora of conditions and injuries in both cat and dog companions. There is no reason your pet should suffer through chronic pain or unnecessary invasive treatments. Companion pet laser therapy offers the technology and efficacy needed to get your best friend back on his paws in no time!
To learn more, we encourage you to inquire with the team at All Pets about the many benefits of laser therapy.