Laser Therapy 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 is a proven solution to a wide range of health problems, from gingivitis to slow-healing wounds. At Whitney Veterinary Hospital, 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 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 Laser Therapy Can Treat
If your pet is in need of pain relief and healing, there’s a good chance our therapy laser can help. Some conditions that can benefit from laser therapy include:
- Bone fractures
- Lick granulomas
- Degenerative disc disease
- Degenerative joint disease
- Gingivitis & periodontal disease
- Acute & chronic otitis
- Hot spots
- Hip Dysplasia
*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.
Treating Your Pet with Laser Therapy
To start your animal companion on laser therapy, one of our veterinarians will first examine them and work out the appropriate dosage and number of sessions. 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.