Laser therapy is a promising treatment for pain management in companion animals. Using a low-level laser beam, cells in the body are stimulated to cue the natural healing process, reduce pain, improve mobility, and accelerate recovery.
The laser beam is directed at the area of concern on the pet's body and induces a process called photobiostimulation, which prompts a natural reaction to regenerate cells, improve blood circulation, and release endorphins. Together, these reactions allow a pet to heal faster with considerably less pain.
The benefits of laser therapy are impressive, including: pain relief, accelerated tissue repair, anti-inflammatory, increased metabolic activity, improved vascular activity, stimulation of acupuncture points, reduced fibrous tissue, immunoregulation, and improved nerve function.
All of the impressive benefits of laser therapy are achieved by a pain-free treatment approach without the use of drugs, anesthesia, or invasive procedures. Treatment takes less than ten minutes and, in our experiences, pets oftentimes enjoy the warming sensation of the laser. So much so, that some dogs will doze off and some cats will begin to purr. Clients often report significant improvement in their pets' condition after just one session.
A large majority of laser therapy treatments are for senior dogs and cats living with chronic arthritis. But, laser therapy is also highly successful in the treatment of conditions such as:
The above-mentioned conditions are the most common conditions laser therapy can assist with. However, because the treatment approach uses the body's natural healing mechanisms, laser therapy can help with almost all sources of pain in pets.
If you think your pet could benefit from laser therapy, do not hesitate to ask your veterinarian for their professional opinion. Likewise, call us right away if you are worried because your pet appears to be in pain.