If your pet is feeling pain, has inflammation, or a wound, laser procedures are a pain-free, surgery-free, drug-free treatment. The laser is used to treat a variety of injuries, wounds, fractures, neurological conditions, numerous dermatological problems, and pain.
Whether your pet is rehabilitating from trauma or injury, healing from wounds, or simply aging, laser procedures have been shown to provide relief and speed healing.
See below for more information about laser therapy and the benefits that it can provide.
How it Works
Lasers harness the power of specific frequencies of light, utilizing its energy to create changes in your pet’s cells. These changes include increasing the energy levels of the cell and reducing inflammation across the body. The transmission of pain is thus reduced in every cell, meaning your pet receives therapeutic healing. Lasers can be programmed to different frequencies in order to treat various problems and penetrate tissue at the proper strength.
Your dog or cat will be laid down on a large mat for treatment. From there, the doctor will use a small, non-invasive device to perform the procedure. You can even lay with your pet, and you will be given protective goggles for your eyes. The laser will be programmed based on your pet’s chronic or acute issue. Most animals seem to enjoy the therapy, as the non-invasive method reduces potential discomfort during the procedure. Many of them even leave the therapy with a replenished level of energy.
Laser therapy has been shown to provide significant pain relief for animals that are suffering from a variety of issues. If you have an older dog or cat that has arthritis, laser therapy can be an effective method for treating the pain. The lasers provide stimulation that helps regenerate the important tissues and soothe your pet’s aching joints and tendons. The benefits are long-lasting, and you will be able to taper down the number of therapy sessions per week as your pet heals throughout the process.
Surgical or Traumatic Wound Healing
If your pet has recently had surgery that left it with a wound, laser therapy can help. The lasers can help regenerate the tissues and muscles that may have been affected by the surgery. It also eases any post-surgical pain, which allows your pet to heal at a faster rate. Your pet will receive the same benefits from traumatic wounds as well.
Improved Nerve Function
Dogs or cats who suffer from neurological disorders can also benefit from laser therapy. Because the lasers improve nerve function and promote regeneration of nerves, you may notice their condition get better over time, especially when combined with moderate physical therapy.
With all of the direct benefits that laser therapy can provide through pain relief and healing, it is very common for dogs and cats to become more mobile as a result. When your pet can move around with ease and play without pain, he or she will be far happier and healthier in the long run.