Laser therapy is a very effective and safe form of treatment for pain management. We provide laser therapy in conjunction with medication because it is drug-free and less likely to cause a negative reaction. With various sessions, both cats and dogs can have increased joint flexibility, less pain and inflammation and faster recovery from injuries.
How does laser therapy work?
During this treatment, the veterinarian controls the laser frequency and aims it at the problem area. The laser emits beams that can penetrate deep down to the cells which helps stimulate healing. At the cellular level, a chemical reaction begins which triggers endorphins and increases blood flow in that area. When treating issues on the skin, we use a lower frequency and when the problem lies deeper, a higher level is used. With continued use of this treatment, the patient will feel less pain and recover faster from their condition. To learn more about laser therapy for your loyal companion, please reach out to us at 604-273-3158.
When is laser therapy recommended?
Laser therapy is recommended to help with pain management and recovery. Here are some health conditions that may benefit from laser therapy:
- Hair loss
- Hip dysplasia
- Kidney stones
- Open wounds
- Post-surgery healing
- Sprains and strains
- Traumatic injuries
Is laser therapy safe for cats and dogs?
Our team is extremely careful during the procedure and takes precautions to ensure their safety. Most patients respond really well during laser therapy because it gives them immediate relief. We provide safety glasses to protect their eyes from the bright light. Laser therapy is not recommended for pregnant patients or when cancer is present, as increased blood flow will cause the cancer to multiply.