What is Laser Therapy?
Laser therapy is a treatment that has grown in popularity recently as veterinarians have discovered its usefulness in helping pets recover from illness and injury.
Our vets always try to provide quality treatment for your pet and laser therapy should provide a safe, non-invasive, and effective way of alleviating pain and encouraging your pet's return to their normal, healthy selves.
A variety of conditions can be improved with the use of laser therapy. These include joint and muscle pain, muscle spasms, and the symptoms of arthritis.
Laser Therapy Treatment Process
Class IV laser therapy involves moving a handheld laser wand back and forth over the part of your pet's body that has sustained an injury or is causing health issues
Your pet should feel pleasant and warm in the treated area and will likely find it enjoyable and relaxing. The laser therapy sessions at our veterinary hospital generally last about 20 minutes.
The number and frequency of these treatments will depend on your pet's specific healthcare needs.
What is a Class IV laser?
Laser therapy is a medical non-invasive procedure that uses light amplification to give photons emission or photobiostimulation. (class IV of laser – wavelength of 980 nm).
The wavelength of class IV laser archive optimum cellular stimulation to enhance wound healing, penetrate deep within tissue, encourage healing with tendons, ligament, muscles, nerves, intra-articular structures, a periosteal layer of bone, and dermal layers
Uses for Veterinary Laser Therapy
Veterinary laser therapy for dogs and cats has a range of uses and should be effective when used in conjunction with traditional medications and other veterinary treatments.
Laser therapy promotes circulation and encourages cell regeneration which may benefit the following conditions:
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Lick Granuloma
- Dental Procedures
- Bone Fractures
- Strains & Sprains
- Post-Surgical Recovery
- Degenerative Joint Disease
Benefits of Laser Therapy for Pets
The Class IV laser provides a non-invasive treatment modality that initiates numerous physiological and biological processes–in other words, it stimulates the animal to heal itself.
- Reduces swelling
- Increases wound healing
- Enhances neovascularization
- Increases blood perfusion
- Encourages bone healing
- Reduces inflammation and associated pain
- Accelerates mitochondrial cell metabolism