Laser Therapy for Dogs & Cats in Peoria Improves Pet Pain Management

Due to age, injury, or other circumstances, your pet may require a mode of healing and pain management that extends beyond the effects of oral medication. Pet laser therapy for dogs and cats is a proven solution to a wide range of health problems, from gingivitis to slow-healing wounds. At Whitney Veterinary Hospital in Peoria, we dedicate ourselves to utilizing the most advanced equipment and technology to give our patients the best care possible. Laser therapy is an invaluable method of treatment not only because of its many uses, but its therapeutic effects, as well.

Pet pain management should be a painless affair. With our Spectra therapy laser, we can assure you that not only is laser therapy painless, it is also quite comfortable! It’s a safe, non-invasive, pain-free modality that not only relieves pain, but repairs injured cells and speeds up healing.

How Pet Laser Therapy Works

The therapy laser directs a beam of photons to the affected area, which interacts with your pet’s tissue at the cellular level. The light particles are absorbed by the mitochondria of the cells, boosting the production of ATP, or adenosine triphosphate. As a result, cell metabolism improves and healing increases. The effects of laser therapy depend primarily on applying the correct wavelength and density of light, for an appropriate period of time.

Conditions Pet Laser Therapy Can Treat

If your dog or cat is in need of pain relief and healing, there’s a good chance our pet therapy laser can help. Some conditions that can benefit from laser therapy include:

  • Bone fractures
  • Wounds
  • Lick granulomas
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Inflammation
  • Gingivitis & periodontal disease
  • Acute & chronic otitis
  • Allergies
  • Hot spots
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Infections

*Please note: We cannot use laser therapy to treat your pet if they have cancer or possibly cancerous tumors. The laser can actually help stimulate blood flow to cancer cells. 

Veterinarian performing a laser therapy treatment on a dog

Treating Your Pet with Laser Therapy 

To start your dog or cat on laser therapy, one of our veterinarians will first examine them and work out the appropriate dosage and number of sessions. Pet laser therapy sessions usually take no longer than 5 to 10 minutes, but they may vary. Many patients see the best results with a combination of laser therapy and oral medication.

If you are interested in discussing whether laser therapy is a suitable treatment option for your pet, please contact us at (309) 685-4707.