Consider it the “non-cutting” edge of veterinary science! Pet laser therapy is a surgery-free, drug-free, noninvasive treatment used to help with the relief of pain, inflammation and swelling associated with soft tissue injuries, trauma, surgery and chronic everyday disorders.
Class IV lasers use a beam of laser light to penetrate deep into the tissues. The laser energy induces a biological response within the cells which leads to reduced pain, reduced inflammation, and increased healing speed.
How Laser Therapy Works
Low-level or “cold” laser therapy focuses red and infrared light on tissue at and below the surface of the skin. The light energizes the cells, producing a structural protein called collagen used to repair tissue. Lasers continue the healing process by supporting vascular dilation and synthesis, increasing blood circulation to the affected region. The stimulation also releases the body’s own pain-relieving hormones.
The process generally takes between 5-10 minutes, with most patients seeing positive effects after 3-5 uses. The treatment continues to relieve pain and fight inflammation for up to 24 hours following the session.
Conditions Improved with Pet Laser Therapy
- Hip dysplasia
- Post-surgical incisions and soft-tissue trauma
- Arthritis and degenerative joint disease
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Neuromuscular disease
- Urinary bladder problems
- Ear infections
- Hot spots
- Periodontal disease
- And much more…
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If you would like to know more about laser therapy and if it could benefit your pet, contact us at (816) 833-1300 or visit the Companion Therapy website.
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