Therapeutic Laser

Laser Therapy is a new and wondrous addition to our ability to help our furry friends! Not only have we seen how well it works, the scientific research confirms the physiologic effects of laser therapy on healing. How do we use it? Any time there is inflammation or swelling already occurring or expected, we use it – and it works! We use it on every patient post-operatively on their incisions, areas of acute injury that are painful or swollen, the backs of dogs with intervertebral disc disease, joints and muscles of patients with chronic arthritis pain, the hot and painful ears of dogs with ear infections, the very painful skin associated with ‘hotspots’, infected wounds or abscesses, fractured bones, areas of gum inflammation or tooth removal sites, in fact, if there is a problem, there are very few areas that will not benefit from laser therapy! Many times it helps to reduce or even eliminate the need for additional pain medications.

What to expect?

All of our staff are trained to do laser therapy, but for repeat patients, they will most likely be scheduled with a therapy technician on a Monday, Wednesday, or Friday. You will put on some high fashion glasses to protect your eyes from looking directly at the laser light – and even your pet will wear “doggles” or ‘catgles” if the area to be lasered is on their head or neck! The treatment times vary based on areas to be treated, but are generally in the 15-20 minute range. That’s all it takes to get great results, then you are on your way!

10 Benefits of Laser Therapy

  • Anti-Inflammatory Effect
  • Analgesic Effect
  • Accelerated Tissue Repair and Cell Growth
  • Improved Vascular Activity
  • Increases Metabolic Activity
  • Stimulation of Trigger Points and Acupuncture Points
  • Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation
  • Improved Nerve Function
  • Immunoregulation
  • Faster Wound Healing

Laser Therapy effectively treats pain associated with:

  • Arthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Wounds
  • Post-Surgical Swelling
  • Inflamed Ears
  • Lick Granuloma
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Disc Disease
  • Lameness
  • Sinusitis
  • and much more!