Does your pet suffer from chronic pain? Has a recent surgery or injury slowed your normally active companion down?
At Oak Tree Veterinary Hospital, we believe that when it comes to caring for your cherished companion, you should have as many choices as possible. That’s why we’re pleased to offer laser therapy as part of our comprehensive suite of services. The laser uses painless waves of light to treat areas of the body that are experiencing pain or have suffered trauma. This triggers a natural response without the need for medication or other invasive measures. As a result, your loved one can enjoy decreased pain, enhanced mobility and shorter recovery periods.
What is veterinary laser therapy?
Laser therapy is a painless, non-invasive form of treatment which stimulates the body’s natural healing and pain control response. It can be used as a standalone therapy or as a complement to other treatment methods. Using a small, handheld device, the doctor applies a low level laser to the area on question, stimulating normal cellular function. This results in faster wound healing and enhanced pain relief. Best of all, because laser therapy requires no medication or surgery, there are no harmful side effects.
What are the benefits of laser therapy?
• Anti-Inflammation – Decreases swelling from bruising/inflammation
• Anti-Pain – Blocks pain by decreasing nerve sensitivity
• Accelerates Tissue Repair, Cell Growth and Nerve Function
• Improves Circulation
• Accelerates Healing and Reduces Scarring
What can laser therapy treat?
Laser therapy can be used to address a broad spectrum of conditions, including:
• Disc Disease
• Hip Dysplasia
• Degenerative Joint Disease
• Sprains and Strains
• Cranial Cruciate Ligament
• Dental Problems
• Chronic Pain and Inflammation
• Dermatological Conditions
• Lick Granulomas
How many sessions will my pet need?
Because every pet is different, their response to laser therapy is equally unique. Depending on your loved one’s specific condition, its severity and a number of other determining factors, treatment strategies will vary. For some patients, positive results can be seen after just one session. Others may require a more long-term strategy to achieve the desired outcome. We will provide you with an individual treatment recommendation once we’ve had the opportunity to evaluate your companion’s situation.
Does your animal family member suffer from a chronic medical condition, like arthritis? Has a recent injury or surgery negatively impacted your companion’s lifestyle or quality of life? If so, we invite you to reach out today to learn whether the laser therapy services at Oak Tree Veterinary Hospital could help.
Video: “Therapy Laser for Peanut”
Peanut was having a hard time walking and she seemed to be in a lot of pain. We started seeing beneficial results with laser therapy within two weeks.
Video: “A Pet Owner’s Perspective”
How does it work?
Laser therapy stimulates the body to heal from within. At the skin surface, non-thermal photons of light are administered deep into the body using a silent hand held probe. The injured cells are stimulated and respond with a higher rate of metabolism and they release ATP energy that is needed to repair and rejuvenate injured tissue.
Video: “Laser Medical Animation”
Watch this video to see how photobiomodulation helps stimulate recovery on a cellular level. Watch this video to learn more:
What will my pet experience during a laser therapy session?
Your pet will relax and enjoy the treatment. The almost immediate relief of pain will allow your pet to remain comfortable. Remember, there is no frightening sound or vibration felt, only the soothing warmth of the laser probe. Your pet won’t even know that regenerative energy is being delivered deep into their painful or inflamed areas.
What are some signs that my pet might need laser therapy?
- Abnormal sitting or lying posture
- Circling multiple times before laying down
- Whining, groaning, or other vocalizations
- Limping or weakness
- Difficulty getting into the car or when using stairs
- Licking or biting in area
Please give us a call to discuss a tailored therapy laser plan for your pet. They will surely thank you for it.
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