Cold Laser Therapy:
An Alternative Approach to Pain Management
What is Laser Therapy?
Laser Therapy is the application of multiple light waves. Cold Laser therapy is an effective, holistic, non-invasive, drug-free way to treat and manage many different conditions such as (but not limited to):
- Acute and Chronic Ear Infections
- Anal Glands Inflammation or Infection
- Chronic Pain and Inflammation
- Ligament and Muscles Sprain or Injury
- Gingivitis and Periodontal Disease
- Hot Spots
- Disc Disease
What to I need to know about Cold Laser Therapy?
- No known side effects
- Extremely well tolerated by pets
- Reduces healing time
- May decrease the need for surgery and medications
- Requires no sedation or clipping
- It is not recommended for animals that have cancer
How does Laser Therapy work?
The Cold Laser Therapy is a noninvasive procedure that uses light to stimulate cells and increase blood circulation. At the correct laser wavelength, pain signals are reduced and nerve sensitivity decreases. The procedure also releases endorphins, or natural painkillers. The procedure is based on the idea that light is absorbed into the cells. The process, known as photobiotherapy, stimulates protein synthesis and cell metabolism, which improves cell health and functionality.
What will my animal feel when receiving the laser treatment?
As the laser is administered, often pets will relax and enjoy, much like you would experiencing a good massage. The almost immediate relief of pain will allow your pet to be comfortable and any anxiety that your pet initially experienced will dissipate. Occasionally, cats will start to purr and dogs will fall asleep during their therapy session.
Is there anything my pet should or shouldn’t do while on the treatment?
You should not overdo any activities after a treatment nor do you need to be overly cautious. The doctor will advise to any special orders.
What can I expect at home?
You might see a change in activity when your pet comes home. For some it might be increased activity and other may be more relaxed.
How many treatments will my animal need?
Each pet is different and treatments are unique for your pet’s specific needs and conditions. You may see relief in the first treatment or so as pain and inflammation are reduced. For some conditions, a series of treatments may be necessary before you see results due to the severity or complexity of the condition.
Please call us today to make an appointment and discuss if laser therapy can help your pet!