LASER THERAPY

A pain-free, surgery-free & drug-free treatment option

Peeping Pug

Is your pet battling painful, inflammation or have a wound that won’t heal? 
 

If you answered yes to any of these then we highly recommend laser therapy for your pet. Reducing your pet's pain and speeding up the healing process is important to you and a priority to our team as well.

The laser is used to treat a variety of injuries, wounds, fractures, neurological conditions, numerous dermatological problems, and pain. Whether your pet is rehabilitating from trauma or injury, healing from wounds, or simply aging, the laser has been shown to provide relief and speed healing. Commonly treated conditions include osteoarthritis, degenerative joint and disc disease, hip dysplasia, dermatologic disorders, acute and chronic ear infections, periodontal disease, post-operative healing, and acute traumas.

Laser therapy reduces inflammation and increases circulation to the treatment area, therefore resulting in overall pain reduction and decreasing the recovery period for your pet. Laser therapy can be used as a postoperative treatment to the incision area, wound care or infection control and it is also an effective method of treating acute pain and chronic conditions. Laser therapy offers a safe, painless and drug-free treatment approach to your pet. Treatments range from only a few minutes duration up to 10 minutes for more complex tissues requiring a deeper penetration. Results are usually seen by owners after 3 to 5 laser treatments in even the most chronic conditions. Laser therapy utilizes a pet's own natural healing processes by stimulating cellular activity. This process continues within the body actively reducing inflammation for up to 24 hours after the treatment ends. 

Why have I not heard of Laser Therapy before?

Laser light therapy and its benefits on tissue were first noted about 40 years ago. Since recognizing these effects, there have been numerous documented studies that further support these positive effects on both human and animal patients. Only in recent years have technological advancements made it possible for veterinarians to offer laser therapy as an affordable treatment alternative to their client's companion animals. 

How often will my pet need laser therapy?

Treatment protocols are uniquely designed for each patient, their current condition and individual needs. Treatments will vary in time and consistency dependent upon the targeted areas and desired outcome. Most acute and chronic problems respond better when treatments are received 2 to 3 times a week on alternating days. The treatments are then tapered to once a week, biweekly or monthly as improvement and patient comfort is seen. Some chronic conditions require longer treatment times as multiple joints or areas will be treated during one session. If significant pain is present laser therapy can be done on a daily basis until patient relief is achieved. Laser therapy can be used with other treatment protocols as a complementary method for achieving optimal patient results. 

What’s involved with treating my pet?

The laser light is delivered through a non-invasive handpiece to the affected area. Your pet’s fur or feathers area left intact and protective eyewear is worn by your pet and the staff member performing the laser therapy. Your pet will feel a gentle and soothing warmth. As the laser is administered many pets will become calm, relax, yawn and close their eyes as if they were taking a nice nap. Think of it as how you feel when receiving a nice, warm body massage as your pain is relieved and your anxiety melts away. There are no known side effects of laser therapy making it a stress-free procedure for both you and your pet.

What results can I expect to see in my pet and what do I need to do for them at home?

You might see an increase in activity when your pet comes home after a laser treatment due to their decreased level of pain or your pet may come home more relaxed and want to rest in their new comfort. This depends on your individual pet and their body’s response to laser therapy. As far as discharge instructions are concerned there is no need to worry - just follow your pet’s usual restrictions, dietary needs, and medications as prescribed. If there are any changes or additional take-home instructions, you will receive them upon your pet’s discharge.  

How will I know that laser therapy is working on my pet’s condition?

You may see relief in the first treatment or so as pain and inflammation are reduced. For example, better mobility for joint conditions, drying, and healing of dermatological issues, faster healing for wounds and incisions, or your pet just seeming more relaxed and comfortable. For some conditions, a series of treatments may be necessary before you see results due to the severity or complexity of the condition. Each pet is different, and treatments are unique for your pet’s specific needs.

 

OUR LASER THERAPY PRICES:

Post-surgical treatment         $10.00
Otitis (ear) treatment             $15.00
Wound treatment                  $20.00
Back/Spine treatment           $40.00
Osteoarthritis treatment      $30.00

Six (6) treatment package           $150.00
Ten (10) treatment package        $250.00