What is Cold Laser Therapy?
Cold laser therapy is a therapeutic treatment which has grown in popularity in recent years as veterinarians have discovered its usefulness to helping pets recover from injuries or illnesses.
Our veterinary team is passionate about providing your pet with the highest possible quality of treatment for you and your pet. Cold laser therapy provides a safe, effective and non-invasive way of alleviating your pain and encouraging your pet's return to their normal and healthy selves.
A wide variety of conditions can be improved with the use of cold laser therapy. These include joint and muscle pain, muscle spasms and the symptoms of arthritis.
The Cold Laser Therapy Treatment Process
Treatment with cold laser therapy involves the movement of a handheld laser wand back and forth over parts of your pet's body which have sustained an injury or are causing them health issues.
Your pet will feel a pleasant and warm feeling in the area being treated and will likely find it both relaxing and enjoyable. Cold laser therapy sessions at our veterinary hospital generally last about 20 minutes. The number and frequency of these treatments will depend on your pet's specific healthcare needs.
Uses for Laser Therapy
Cold laser therapy has a wide variety of uses and is particularly effective when administered in conjunction with traditional medications and treatments.
Laser therapy promotes circulation and encourages cell regeneration, benefiting the following procedures and conditions:
- Bone Fractures
- Strains & Sprains
- Degenerative Joint Disease
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Lick Granuloma
- Dental Procedures
- Post-Surgical Recovery
Benefits of Cold Laser Therapy
Therapeutic laser treatments offer a wide range of health benefits to your pet. When a pet receives low-intensity laser treatments, the specific wavelengths of the light prompts an alteration of the function of their cells and tissues.
Cold laser therapy can provide the following benefits to your pet:
- Increases wound healing
- Accelerates mitochondrial cell metabolism
- Reduces inflammation and associated pain
- Enhances neovascularization
- Increases blood perfusion
- Reduces edema (swelling)
- Encourages bone healing