You’ve probably heard of the increasing use of lasers in modern medicine for a wide range of amazing new surgical techniques and medical treatments. Now your dog or cat can enjoy the many benefits of pet laser therapy. Veterinary laser therapy is a fairly new treatment available for use with pets, most commonly for the management of pain. It has proven to be very helpful for use with pets that are recovering from injuries or surgical procedures, or for those that suffer from arthritis, cellulitis, and other painful conditions.
How Pet Laser Therapy Works
The procedure involves using low-frequency laser light to deliver energy in specified doses to the affected areas of your pet’s body. The laser energy triggers a reaction in the cells in these areas called photobiomodulation. This causes 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 contribute to faster healing and tissue repair and lessened pain and inflammation. The procedure can also increase nerve function and reduce scar tissue formation.
What Happens During The 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. You, your vet, and your pet will all wear special goggles to protect your eyes from 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 their lessened pain and increased mobility and function.
The Curbside Veterinary Clinic of Easton and Norwalk, CT would like to be your family vet. If you have questions about our services or would like to schedule an appointment, simply call us at 844-VET-2-PET (838-2738) or contact us online anytime.Call To Schedule A Pet Laser Appointment