What is laser therapy?
Laser therapy delivers a specific red and near-infrared wavelength of a laser light to induce a therapeutic effect within the body. Some benefits of laser therapy are increased blood circulation, decreased swelling, reduction of pain, and enhanced tissue repair.
What does laser therapy help with?
- Joint Pain
- Hip Dysplasia
- Chronic Wounds
- Muscle/Ligament Sprains
- Post-Surgical Pain
- Neck/Back Pain
- Puncture Wounds
Although each pet is special and treatments range from patient to patient, there is no sedation or restraint required. The overall experience of laser therapy is usually pleasant and comforting to your pet. The laser treatments are cumulative in nature. The length and frequency of treatments vary by pet to pet and current condition being treated. Even though improvement may be seen after the first treatment, most patients require several treatments--ranging from about 3 to 8--for the greatest benefit, and we highly recommend a multi-visit treatment plan. Most treatments generally range in time of 3 to 8 minutes per treatment.
- Laser therapy offers 4 different wavelengths to enhance healing as it increases a range of therapies.
- Your pet may feel improvement and pain reduction after the first treatment. Occasionally a pet will not feel improvement for a number of treatments. This does not mean that nothing is happening. Each treatment is cumulative and felt after 3 or 4 sessions.
- Laser therapy leaves little to no sensation during treatment. Occasionally a pet may feel a mild, soothing warmth or tingling. Areas of pain or inflammation may be sensitive briefly before pain reduction.