Pain Management & Healing with Pet Laser Therapy
If your pet has been experiencing discomfort from arthritis or any other condition, laser therapy can help. Class IV laser therapy is the latest in chronic pain and inflammation treatment. This drug-free solution heals cells and can bring your pet back to function faster, easier, and with less pain. Here at Canobie Lake Veterinary Hospital, we’ve been using Companion® laser therapy since 2009.
How Does Laser Therapy Work?
Pet laser therapy provides a non-invasive way to treat pain and inflammation while restoring mobility and function. The laser light stimulates physiological changes at the molecular level that help to reduce pain and inflammation and speed up healing. It can treat many conditions in dogs, cats, and other species, including:
- Chronic pain and osteoarthritis
- Wounds and hot spots
- Fungal infections
- Anal gland abscesses
- Lacerations and wound healing
- Post-surgical incision treatments
- Lick granulomas
- Sports medicine therapy
A typical pet laser therapy session can take anywhere from about 10-30 min. The length of time and frequency depend on your pet’s condition and their response to treatment. We’ll talk to you in-depth about a treatment plan during your first laser therapy appointment. Generally, chronic conditions will require longer and more frequent sessions over a length of time. However, since laser therapy is cumulative, we’ll likely be able to reduce treatments over time. For surface injuries and post-surgical recovery, your pet will benefit substantially from only one or two treatments.
Contact us today to learn more about laser therapy and if it’s the right option for your pet!