What is Cold Laser Therapy?
Cold laser therapy is an emerging treatment that has become increasingly popular in recent years as veterinarians have uncovered its usefulness in helping pets to recover from injuries and illness.
Our vets are passionate about providing the highest quality treatment for your pet. Cold laser therapy provides a safe, non-invasive, and effective way of alleviating pain and encouraging your pet's return to their normal, healthy selves.
A whole range of conditions may be improved using cold laser technology. These include joint pain, muscle spasms, muscle pain, and the symptoms of arthritis.
The Cold Laser Therapy Treatment Process
Cold laser therapy treatments involve the movement of a handheld laser wand back and forth over part of your pet's body that has experienced physical trauma or is experiencing other health issues (such as inflammation or a skin condition).
Your pet will feel a pleasant and warm feeling in the area being treated and will likely find it enjoyable and relaxing. Cold 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.
Uses for Laser Therapy
Cold laser therapy offers a wide range of uses and is highly effective when used in conjunction with traditional medications and other veterinary treatments.
Laser therapy can promote circulations and encourage cell regeneration, benefitting the following conditions and procedures:
- Bone Fractures
- Strains & Sprains
- Degenerative Joint Disease
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Lick Granuloma
- Dental Procedures
- Post-Surgical Recovery
Benefits of Cold Laser Therapy
Therapeutic laser treatments provide a wide range of benefits to your pet's health. When our pets receive low-intensity later treatments, the specific wavelengths of light from the laser will cause a positive alteration of their cell and tissue function to aid in healing.
- Increases wound healing
- Accelerates mitochondrial cell metabolism
- Reduces inflammation and associated pain
- Enhances neovascularization
- Increases blood perfusion
- Reduces edema (swelling)
- Encourages bone healing