Cat and Dog Laser Therapy in Norwood Park, IL

Are you looking for an alternative treatment to help your pet heal from a stubborn injury, or experience less pain from a chronic issue? Cat and dog laser therapy is an increasingly popular treatment option for pets, one we’re proud to offer at Abell Animal Hospital. Laser therapy has gained traction in veterinary medicine over the years, and for good reason. It is drug-free, non-invasive, and causes virtually no side effects. Even better, laser therapy can help treat a large variety of conditions in dogs and cats, from osteoarthritis to ear infections.

Can laser therapy improve your pet’s quality of life? Call (773) 631-6727 today, or request an appointment online.

Shedding Light on How Laser Therapy Works

If a treatment does not include oral drugs or any other type of tangible medication, how does it manage to achieve results? Our therapeutic laser uses infrared light technology calibrated to a specific level of intensity. This low-level light energy emanates from a handheld device and absorbs into the skin and muscle tissue, and its effects occur at the cellular level. The process, called photo-biomodulation, enables the repair and healing of damaged cells, and increased cell activity.

This complex process results in several key benefits:

  • Pain, swelling, and inflammation decrease
  • Infections and wounds heal faster
  • Blood circulation improves

What Can We Treat with Cat and Dog Laser Therapy?

Does your pet have nagging back pain, a stubborn ear infection, or a wound that’s still healing? We can create a laser treatment plan just for them.

Other conditions for which we can recommend laser therapy include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Intervertebral disc disease/back pain
  • Tendon and ligament injuries
  • Fractures
  • Lick granulomas
  • Cuts, bruises and burns
  • Surgical incisions
  • Skin/ear infections
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How Long Does Treatment Take?

Treatment times vary for laser therapy. Acute conditions typically only require one treatment session, which may last 5-20 minutes. Chronic conditions, such as osteoarthritis and back pain, will likely require multiple follow-up treatments. The effects of laser therapy are cumulative, so as your pet’s treatment progresses, their sessions should be less and less frequent.

To learn more about how our therapeutic laser can help your companion, contact us at (773) 631-6727.