Laser Therapy involves passing a specific wavelength of light across your
petís skin, directly above the area where your pet has discomfort or pain.
Your pet will feel only a soothing warmth dispensed to the exact spot where
the tissues need help. The laser energy positively stimulates the functions of
injured cells and energizes the cells to promote healing of
damaged tissue. It
works on any pain from ear infections, hot spots and surgery sites to chronic
arthritis and overworked muscles.
How Does it Work?
Energy is put into the cells causing them to reproduce faster. This
helps the area heal more quickly. The laser significantly reduces the pain at the site with the release of
endorphins. The Laser also dilates the vessels at the site, increasing blood flow to
the area which reduces swelling and promote faster healing.
What to Expect
There is no anesthesia required as your pet feels only a little bit of
warmth in their tissue. The beam of Laser light is continuously passed over
the affected area for usually 3 to 8 minutes per site (the length of time
depends on the size of the pet and the size of the treatment area). During
this time your pet feels extremely comfortable.
You are able to stay in the room with your pet while the laser treatment is
done. Most chronic conditions require at least 4 or 5
treatments in order to see noticeable improvement in mobility and pain
reduction. In cases of more acute pain some pets will respond positively with
just one treatment that should be performed as soon as possible after the injury or
disease starts. Treatments are cumulative in nature; especially with chronic
conditions. It may be necessary for your pet to get regular treatments,
or booster treatments, to maintain the positive effects long term.