You’ve probably heard of how laser technology is increasingly used in modern medicine for a wide range of new medical treatments and surgical techniques. Now your pet can also enjoy the many benefits of pet laser therapy. Veterinary laser therapy is a fairly recent treatment available for use with animals, most commonly for pain management. It has proven to be very effective for use with pets that are in recovery from injuries or surgical procedures, and also those that suffer from painful conditions like arthritis and cellulitis.
For cats, exotic pets, and pets with certain physical disorders, it’s one of the few methods of pain management available. It’s a completely safe, painless, and non-invasive treatment. It only requires a few minutes per treatment session, and your pet can go home right after the procedure. Often you’ll notice an immediate improvement in their symptoms. The Quebec Highlands Animal Clinic in Highlands Ranch, CO, is trained and equipped to provide high-quality laser therapy for your pet.
How Pet Laser Therapy Works
The treatment involves using low-frequency laser light to deliver specified doses of energy to the affected areas of the body. Laser energy triggers a reaction in the tissue cells known as photobiomodulation, causing several beneficial things to occur:
- Cell growth and regeneration
- Release of pain-relieving endorphins
- Increased blood circulation and oxygenation of cells
- Reduced inflammation
- Muscle relaxation
All of these effects promote tissue repair and faster healing along with lessened inflammation and pain. Laser therapy can also increase nerve function and reduce scar tissue formation.
What Happens During A Pet Laser Therapy Session?
When you bring your pet in for the procedure, they’ll be placed in a comfortable position on a padded table, and you’re welcome to stay with them to comfort them. Everyone in the room, including your pet, will wear special goggles to protect their eyes from the laser light. Sessions usually take only a few minutes and some conditions require just a single visit, although more serious conditions might require multiple visits, as determined by your doctor. Afterward, you can go home and both of you can enjoy your pet’s lessened pain and increased mobility.
If you would like more information about pet laser therapy, or if you have any other animal health care needs, contact Quebec Highlands Animal Clinic in Highlands Ranch, CO, to schedule an appointment. Please use our online form and we’ll be in touch with you shortly.