How Laser Therapy For Dogs Works
A form of electrotherapy, laser therapy uses infrared light to manage pain and reduce inflammation. It can assist in relieving acute or chronic pain your dog may be suffering from and it works by stimulating the release of endorphins which are naturally pain relieving. It also Increases collagen meaning the body regenerates blood vessels for a speedy recovery.
Laser therapy for dogs will also decrease nerve sensitivity and encourages blood circulation, meaning reduced inflammation and more oxygen promotes the healing of tissues. It can help to speed up recovery for dogs with injuries, wounds or chronic conditions like arthritis or degenerative joint conditions. With this reduced inflammation, your dog’s mobility should hopefully improve, and they’ll be more comfortable in their everyday life.
As this is a non-invasive treatment, it is well-tolerated by dogs and doesn’t require anaesthesia as it’s painless. This form of therapy usually requires four to six sessions and can be maintained therapy monthly for certain conditions.
What Else Does Laser Therapy Treat?
As well as arthritis and joint pain, laser therapy can treat skin conditions like dermatitis and infections, reducing your dog’s irritability and sore skin from scratching. Laser therapy is also great for post-surgery recovery to relieve pain and swelling.
Stem Cell Vets
At Leadon Vale Stem Cell, our team are dedicated to treating your pets with the utmost care and improving their quality of life with our treatments. Our specialists will make an assessment after your dog’s referral to decide on the best treatment for your dog and maybe suggest a few of our therapies to work alongside laser therapy, if this is the direction you go.
Get in touch with us today for referrals and appointments if your dog is suffering from pain and discomfort. Our vets will assess the best course of action for your pets’ treatment and discuss everything with you in-depth, consulting with you along the way.