If you’re looking for a non-invasive, non-surgical option for your pet’s pain management and healing, laser therapy may be the right treatment for your pet.
Versatile, Non-Invasive Pain Management and Healing
The Ins and Outs of Laser Therapy
Laser therapy is a versatile non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that has been scientifically proven to stimulate injured cells, causing increased blood flow that speeds up healing.This procedure is great for pets who have just undergone surgery, who resist taking medication, who may not do well under anesthesia, or whose parents would like an alternative to surgery. Laser therapy can be used to treat a variety of conditions, from post-surgical wounds to chronic pain.
What You Should Expect From a Therapeutic Laser Session
Here at Lafayette Veterinary Care Center, we use a Class IV Cold Laser to speed up healing and treat an array of painful conditions. Additionally, laser therapy often results in a feeling of relief for pets as their pain is managed or reduced. Most often, pets enjoy laser therapy, as it reduces their pain. Plus, the laser itself creates a feeling of soothing warmth and comfort in pets.
Laser therapy treatment sessions typically last between 10 and 30 minutes, depending on your pet’s size and treatment needs. There are no known side effects of laser therapy, making it a simple, risk-free procedure. Luckily, laser therapy is a relatively low-maintenance procedure, especially in comparison to surgery, making it great for pets as well as pet parents. You do not have to change your pet’s diet, clip their fur, or do anything else to prepare them for laser therapy.
Laser Therapy Can Treat a Variety of Conditions
From joint injuries and inflammation to fractures, dermatological conditions, chronic pain, wounds, dental disease, and trauma, laser therapy treats a variety of conditions. Because it is such a versatile treatment, laser therapy can be tailored to fit your pet’s unique needs.
Common conditions treated by laser therapy include:
Anal gland inflammation
Skin, bone, and muscle trauma