Here at Animal Care Vet Center, we are dedicated to taking good care of our patients. In developing our care, we are now proud to offer cold laser therapy, a treatment that uses beams of light to stimulate cell regeneration and increase blood circulation. Following treatments with cold laser therapy, we find that pets experience less pain and swelling of the affected area, allowing for an increase in range of motion, mobility, and healing. This is also often evident in soft tissue during surgeries.
Cold laser therapy can be used for many ailments in both dogs and cats. Treatment is ideal for pets that have:
- Muscle, joint, tendon or ligament injuries
- Post-operative incisions or traumatic wounds (including dental procedures!)
- Nerve damage
What to Expect During a Treatment Session
Once cold laser therapy has been recommended for your pet, the treatment may be performed by a technician. The laser is applied directly to the surface of the skin or held directly above in cases where the pet may experience pain from direct contact. Treatments should be a few times a week at first, and then gradually tapering off once relief is seen. Each session typically lasts a varying degree of minutes depending on the oriented issue. There are currently no known side effects of cold laser therapy and the treatment can be used safely alongside homeopathic treatments/clinical medicine.