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:
- Intervertebral disc disease/back pain
- Tendon and ligament injuries
- Lick granulomas
- Cuts, bruises and burns
- Surgical incisions
- Skin/ear infections
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.