Laser Therapy in Pets
Laser therapy is a non-invasive treatment that uses light energy to stimulate cell regeneration and increase blood circulation. It can be used to treat a variety of ailments in pets, including muscle, ligament, and tendon injuries, post-surgical and soft tissue trauma, back pain, ear infections, gingivitis, hot spots and open wounds, arthritis, hip dysplasia, and degenerative disc disease
What is Laser Therapy?
Laser therapy is a non-invasive photobiomodulation therapy that uses a special light to penetrate the skin and tissue, helping to open up blood flow to the area and accelerate the body's natural healing process
The light used in laser therapy is a beam of light that travels at a certain frequency, allowing the laser to penetrate tissue
How Does Laser Therapy Work?
Laser therapy helps tissue repair by causing the following:
Vasodilation, which increases blood flow to bring in oxygen and cells involved in the healing process
Faster healing and repair
The main clinical benefits of laser use in pets include decreased inflammation, decreased pain, and improved wound healing
Laser therapy can treat acute and chronic injuries, sprains and strains, arthritis, swelling due to back disc problems, and muscular-skeletal abnormalities
Benefits of Laser Therapy for Pets
Laser therapy can provide several benefits for pets, including:
Pain relief: Laser therapy can help reduce pain by reducing inflammation through vasodilation and activating the lymphatic drainage system, thus draining swollen areas. The lasers also stimulate nerve cells that block pain signals from being transmitted to the brain, thereby decreasing nerve sensitivity.
Faster healing: Laser therapy can help accelerate the body's natural healing process, leading to faster healing and repair.
Non-invasive: Laser therapy is a non-invasive treatment that does not require surgery or medication, making it a safe and effective option for pets who cannot tolerate medication or surgery.
Fewer side effects: Laser therapy has fewer side effects than medication or surgery, making it a safer option for pets with liver disease or other medical conditions that prevent them from taking medication5.
Laser therapy is a non-invasive treatment that can provide several benefits for pets, including pain relief, faster healing, and fewer side effects. It can be used to treat a variety of ailments, including muscle, ligament, and tendon injuries, post-surgical and soft tissue trauma, back pain, ear infections, gingivitis, hot spots and open wounds, arthritis, hip dysplasia, and degenerative disc disease. If you think your pet could benefit from laser therapy or any other treatment for these conditions, call us at Starkey Ranch Animal Hospital and Rehab Center to set up an appointment for consultation and treatment option for your furry friend.