Soothing Results with Pet Laser Therapy
We’re proud to offer the latest in veterinary care to our patients in Kronenwetter and surrounding communities. Laser therapy is an effective treatment option for a variety of medical conditions and has been used in Europe, for humans and animals, since the 1980’s. The treatment has gained popularity in the United States, since 2001, because of its powerful healing properties. Many athletes use laser therapy to increase blood flow to and heal injured areas. Pet laser therapy is prescribed at Kronenwetter Veterinary Care for a number of sessions and can help with surgical recovery and many painful conditions.
How Laser Therapy Works
Laser therapy, also called photobiomodulation, uses light to induce photochemical reactions in the area it’s targeted at. We have many instances in our biological system that use light to create photochemical reactions. The way vitamin D is absorbed into our skin through the sun is just one example. Laser therapy uses varying wavelengths of light, either red or near infrared, to penetrate through skin and tissue to help repair damaged cells. Blood flow, circulation and cell oxidation is increased in the areas laser therapy is directed at.
Conditions Laser Therapy Can Treat
Many studies have explored the benefits of laser therapy and have shown promising results for a wide range of applications. Ask us about how your four-legged friend can benefit from laser therapy. At Kronenwetter Veterinary Care, we use it to treat many issues, including but not limited to:
- Joint pain
- Post-surgical pain
- Neck and back pain
- Diseased, calcified tendons
- Ligament and muscle sprains
- Puncture wounds
- Post-traumatic injury
- Hip dysplasia
- Lick granulomas
- Dental extractions
- Ear infections
- Eye injuries
What You Can Expect from Laser Therapy
Pet laser therapy is completely noninvasive and sessions are relatively quick. One of our experienced veterinarians will determine how many therapy sessions your pet needs for their particular condition and at what length. Treatment will also depend on your pet’s coat, skin and age. Though sessions are different from one pet to the next, they’re typically three to eight minutes in length and results are seen in about three to four sessions. Laser therapy is painless and your pet will experience a warming sensation on the areas it’s directed at. They may even begin to look forward to sessions with us. Laser therapy has also been known to release feel-good endorphins. You may also notice your pet has more energy and is generally more at ease. Please contact us for more information about the soothing results of laser therapy.