Laser Therapy for Pets
Laser Therapy for pets is a non-invasive pain-free treatment that is used to treat a variety of pain or conditions to make your pet more comfortable and improve their quality of life. A visible improvement in your pet is seen after the treatment takes place. Your pet will be relieved of some of the painful trauma from injuries or conditions, with the laser encouraging it to heal faster. Laser therapy can also work well with other regenerative therapies.
How Laser Therapy Works
Laser therapy encourages internal healing in the body. For around 3 to 8 minutes, non-thermal photons of light are injected into the body and absorbed by the damaged cells. The cells are then stimulated and they react by increasing their metabolic rate. As a consequence, the healing process is sped up, circulation is improved, inflammation is decreased, and pain is relieved.
What Happens in a Treatment Session?
Your pet will unwind and enjoy the procedure when the laser is used to treat them. Your pet will be comfortable thanks to the practically instantaneous pain alleviation, and any initial anxieties will go away. There are occasions when dogs and cats have fallen asleep or dozed off due to the comfort laser therapy offers. In just a few minutes of therapy, pain is reduced, which alone enhances your pet's quality of life.
A typical course of treatment is four to six sessions. Some animals benefit from maintenance therapy monthly for ongoing conditions.
Signs of Discomfort
If your pet is showing any of these signs, then laser therapy for pets could help them recover.
- Unusual lying or sitting posture
- Circling many times before getting comfortable to lie down
- Whining, groaning or vocalisation
- Limping, struggling to stand or lie down
- Difficulty climbing stairs or getting into a car
- Grooming themselves less
- Licking or biting an area repeatedly
- Lack of appetite
- Not wagging their tail
If your pet has acute or chronic pain or conditions leading to discomfort, then laser therapy can aid them in recovering and increasing their quality of life again. The conditions below can be treated with laser therapy.
- Post-surgery healing
- Degenerative joint disease
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Periodontal disease
- Lick granulomas
- Geriatric care
- Hip dysplasia
- Feline acne