What is Cold Laser Therapy?
Cold lasers are used in an innovative therapeutic treatment that has become increasingly popular as vets has discovered its usefulness in helping their patients to recover from injury or illness.
Our vets are passionate about providing the highest quality treatment for your pet and cold laser therapy provides a safe, non-invasive, and effective way of alleviating pain and encouraging your pet's return to their normal, healthy selves.
A wide variety of conditions may be improved with the use of veterinary laser therapy for your cat or dog. These include muscle and joint pain, spasm and arthritis symptoms.
What Are Cold Lasers?
Cold laser therapy for dogs and cats uses either light-emitting diodes (or LEDs) or a low-intensity laser (also called a cold laser because it doesn't generate much heat) to enhance cell growth and reproduction, improving their healing ability and relieving pain.
The kind of light emitted by a laser determines the depth of tissue it affects. The higher the wavelength (green, blue or purple-colored light), the deeper into your pet's body the laser penetrates. Likewise, the lower wavelengths of light (like red) will be absorbed by your pet's skin.
The Cold Laser Therapy Treatment For Pets in Morton & Beyond
Cold laser therapy generally involves the movement of a handheld laser wand back and forth over part of your pet's body that is causing health issues or has sustained an injury.
Your pet will feel a pleasant and warm feeling in the area being treated and will likely find it enjoyable and relaxing. Pet laser therapy sessions at our veterinary hospital generally last about 20 minutes.
The number and frequency of these treatments will depend on your pet's specific healthcare needs.
Uses for Laser Therapy
Laser therapy encourages cell regeneration and increases circulation, benefiting the following conditions and procedures:
- Bone Fractures
- Strains & Sprains
- Degenerative Joint Disease
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Lick Granuloma
- Dental Procedures
- Post-Surgical Recovery
Benefits of Cold Laser Therapy
- Increases wound healing
- Accelerates mitochondrial cell metabolism
- Reduces inflammation and associated pain
- Enhances neovascularization
- Increases blood perfusion
- Reduces edema (swelling)
- Encourages bone healing