Laser therapy is an FDA- approved treatment for pain and reduction of inflammation. Treatments are
pain free, safe and comfortable for your pet. Whether needed for a chronic illness such as joint
disease or acute from trauma, laser therapy is a great way to speed healing and reduce the need for systemic medications.
Laser therapy works by emitting light energy (in the form of photons) deep into the cells of the tissue. These photons are absorbed by the mitochondria (generally known as the power house of the cell), causing a change called “photo-bio- modulation.” This energizes the cell, providing the extra fuel needed to repair and rejuvenate after injury.
Treatments are specific to each patient and their condition, but generally last for only 10-15 minutes at a time. They can be repeated daily or weekly as needed. Your pet will feel a warm, soothing sensation as the laser is passed over the affected areas. Precautions against the light laser are taken by wearing ‘doggles,’ which most patients tolerate well.
Laser therapy can be used for any injury or illness that affects tissue regeneration or inflammation. Most commonly we see benefits for degenerative joint disease, skin treatments (such as burns, hot spots, and infections), trauma (such as lacerations, or incisions) and overall aging changes in our senior pets.
Reduce your pet’s pain and inflammation with laser today!