At Hefner Road Animal Hospital, we’re dedicated to decreasing and managing painful conditions in pets. Our low-level therapeutic laser makes it possible for us to treat a wide variety of physical problems while also reducing pain and accelerating healing.
The Healing Power of Laser Light
Light is energy, and when this energy interacts with damaged tissue, it increases energy production within the tissue’s cells and speeds up the healing process. This also leads to an increase in collagen production—collagen is a protein that can renew cells anywhere in the body, including the bones, cartilage, and tendons.
Additionally, laser therapy helps to:
- Increase blood circulation to injured/damaged areas
- Decrease inflammation
- Produce natural pain relievers in the body
For a less-invasive, calming approach to pain management, ask our team how laser therapy can help your pet live a better life.
Conditions that Benefit from Treatment
We commonly treat arthritis in pets with our therapeutic laser, but its capabilities allow for the treatment of a wide variety of conditions, including:
- Degenerative disc/joint disease
- Back pain
- Lick granulomas
- Ear infections
- Incision sites following surgery
- Gums inflamed from deep cleaning and/or tooth extractions
- Skin infections
- Ligament injuries
- Broken bones
- ...and more
Are There Any Side Effects?
Laser therapy causes no known side effects, and no drugs or needles are involved in your pet’s treatment. The effectiveness of the laser relies on your pet’s condition, the frequency and dosage of light particles they receive, and their overall response to treatment.
How Many Treatments Will My Pet Need?
The number of treatments your pet needs depends on the type of condition they have, and how well they respond. Acute conditions such as tissue injuries or surgery may require only one treatment, while chronic problems like arthritis, degenerative disc disease, and persistent infections may take multiple treatments. It’s important to remember that the results might not be apparent right away.