Laser therapy is a new and upcoming treatment that you might not know about. But, it can assist our pets in living a longer, more pain-free life. So let’s take a closer look at this futuristic-sounding therapy for our four-legged friends.
What is laser therapy and how does it work?
Laser therapy uses red light technology to treat your pet from the outside in, meaning no medications and surgeries! Laser therapy can be used to treat several conditions and can be done anytime.
Laser therapy delivers healing laser light energy of a specific wavelength directly to inflamed or painful tissues. During a treatment, a laser emitting “wand” glides over painful areas of your pet’s body at a particular speed and distance. It generates a comforting warmth and penetrates deep into the tissues to:
- Increase blood flow
- Reduce inflammation
- Trigger the release of natural pain-relieving chemicals within the body
The length of the treatment and how often it needs to be performed is up to your vet, but some pets may be able to go a few times a week and then gradually decrease the number of visits.
How will this help my pet?
Laser therapy is an excellent option to help keep pets happy, healthy, and pain-free naturally! Laser therapy can address many health issues in our four-legged friends, including muscle or ligament injuries, ear infections, and even injuries as severe as open wounds. Imagine having your pets experience pain-free and stress-free treatment with so many benefits!
Can my pet get laser therapy?
So now that we’ve established the benefits of laser therapy let’s talk about the candidates. What animals can get laser therapy, and who would reap the most benefits? Both cats and dogs can benefit from laser therapy. While it may help many animals, not all animals are good candidates. Laser therapy should not be used in pets who are undergoing or have undergone treatment for cancer. Talk to your vet to determine if your pet is a candidate for laser therapy.
Overall, laser therapy can be beneficial to both cats and dogs and treat many different health issues. It is a non-invasive way to keep your furry friends healthy and comfortable. Call us today to schedule a consultation to see if laser therapy is an option for your furry friend!