What is therapeutic laser therapy for dogs and what are the benefits?
We recognize that minimizing your pet’s pain is of utmost importance. We know the issue of pain management is of great concern to pet owners today. Our doctors make it a priority to stay abreast of the best pain management medications and strategies and are excited to offer therapeutic laser therapy. Therapy results are achieved when a sufficient dose of light energy reaches target tissue and results in decreased inflammation, decreased pain, and accelerated healing.
Laser therapy provides a non-invasive, pain-free, surgery-free, and drug-free treatment which is used to treat a variety of conditions and can be performed in conjunction with existing treatment protocols. Relief and/or improvement is often noticed within hours, depending on the condition and your pet’s unique health status. Whether your pet is rehabilitating from trauma or injury, healing from wounds, or simply aging, your companion can benefit from this innovative approach to treating pain.
Applications for laser therapy include:
- Treatment of arthritis, degenerative joint disease, or hip dysplasia
- General pain management (sprains, strains, and stiffness)
- Post-surgery pain (spays, neuters, stenotic nares, and other surgeries)
- Skin problems (hot spots, lick granulomas, infections)
- Dental procedures
- Fractures and wounds (bites, abrasions, burns, and lesions)
- Ear infections
We would be pleased to discuss the options available to you and your pet for any of the above circumstances. Give us a call at 604-526-0334.
Are lasers dangerous for dogs and are there any side effects?
There are no known side effects of therapeutic laser therapy.