At Healthy Pets Veterinary Care, we’re always looking to use the latest technology to help give your pet the happiest and healthiest life possible. With laser therapy, we’re able to treat them without surgery. It’s pain free, non-invasive, and no drugs are necessary.
Laser therapy is really just using light to heal your pet. This is a special type of light though, using a specific wavelength that chromophores respond to, which are organelles inside cells. The light energy is absorbed, causing photothermal and photochemical effects.
The photothermal effect usually makes the pet feel a little warm, however they will not feel uncomfortable. In fact, they might even enjoy the feeling! The photochemical effect is what allows their body to heal.
Since no drugs are necessary for this procedure, your pet will be fully aware and awake before and after the laser therapy treatment. We will first fit them with special goggles that will protect their eyes before using a tool that allows us to penetrate their skin with the light. Otherwise, the treatment is completely safe if performed correctly.
Treatment times will vary, but this will usually take around three to six minutes per site. We are able to treat more than one site per visit. For most cases, your pet will only need one or two visits, but chronic problems may mean they could need up to 10. At that point, it’s less about curing the problem and more about making them feel as comfortable as possible.
Laser therapy has numerous benefits due to its ability to activate healing cells and increase overall cellular activity. Here are some ways it can help your pet:
Since laser therapy is non-invasive, it’s perfect for older pets or ones who have liver disease. It will also help pets who are dealing with traumatic injuries, chronic arthritis, tendon injuries, and even surgical incisions.
With veterinary laser therapy, your pet can feel relief from issues such as pain and inflammation, plus it can be used alongside other treatments. If you have any questions or feel like your pet may be a candidate for laser therapy, contact us today!