Laser therapy is a form of rehabilitation that has proven success in feline and canine pets. This treatment is especially useful because it is drug-free and completely painless. Your veterinarian may recommend laser therapy in conjunction with other treatments such as medication to see greater results. The number of sessions your pet will need depends on the severity of their case. To discuss laser therapy for your pet, reach out to us at 780-428-8802.
How does laser therapy work?
Laser therapy uses light energy to stimulate healing in problem areas. The light beams are deep penetrating which influences cell chemistry causing them to repair and regenerate themselves. To your pet, it feels like a warm sensation over their body, but the warmth also causes the cells to repair at a faster rate. White blood cells are activated during laser therapy, and they release chemicals that support your pet's recovery.
What are the benefits of laser therapy?
Laser therapy has the following benefits for cats and dogs:
- Rehabilitation - a pain-free and non-invasive remedy to help pets recover faster from surgeries and orthopedic injuries
- Pain management - this treatment is great for chronic pain
- Wound healing - patients with surgical wounds and skin injuries can have this treatment to reduce the healing period
What conditions can be treated with laser therapy?
Cats and dogs may benefit from laser therapy if they have the following conditions:
- Hip dysplasia
- Kidney stones
- Lick granulomas
- Hot spots
- Hair loss
- Pain from surgery or chronic illness
- Sprains and strains