Laser therapy is the use of light energy to encourage healing in your pet. During laser therapy the light penetrates tissues like the skin, bones and muscle. At our hospital we recommend this treatment in conjunction with other medications for recovery or pain management. To learn more about laser therapy, be sure to give us a call at 604-591-5304.
What types of conditions benefit from laser therapy?
There are many conditions that may benefit from this advanced form of treatment. Therapeutic laser can be especially useful for pets because it is drug-free and painless. Here are some health conditions that can be treated with laser therapy:
- Traumatic injuries
- Post-surgery healing
- Kidney stones
- Open wounds
- Hair loss
How does therapeutic laser work?
A low level (cold) laser emits light of different wavelengths that encourage biological changes in the cell. The veterinarian controls the laser level based on how deep the light needs to penetrate. For instance, a higher level is used to penetrate deep tissues. After repeated use laser therapy encourages cell repair which releases endorphins that help your pet handle pain and stress.
How often will my pet need laser therapy?
Your veterinarian will determine how many treatment sessions your pet will need to see some improvement. We consider the severity of your pet’s condition to determine how often they will need therapy. Be sure to discuss your pet’s treatment plan with your veterinarian.
Is laser therapy safe for my pet?
The procedure is completely safe for your pet. During treatment your pet will begin to feel immediate relief and relax during their treatment. Our team prioritizes your pet’s safety so we take extra precautions like giving them protective glasses.