for Dogs and Cats
How Pet Laser Therapy Works
Laser therapy for dogs and cats functions in a very similar way to human laser therapy. It uses low-level infrared light to stimulate healing and pain relief in affected areas by increasing cell activity and production within the body. In addition, laser therapy can improve blood circulation, which further accelerates the healing process.
During the laser therapy procedure, infrared light particles are transmitted through a probe-like device which is gently applied to the affected area on your pet. These particles safely penetrate through the fur and skin to the deeper muscle tissues below.
Are There Any Side Effects?
This therapy is not dangerous, nor is it known for causing harmful side effects. In fact, it is a valuable tool that works best in conjunction with medication and other therapies for comprehensive treatment.
One of the benefits of laser therapy for dogs and cats is that it will not interfere with your pet’s medication. Some medications may even cause other issues over time, so minimizing their use is ideal, especially when it comes to anti-inflammatory medications.
Will My Pet Need Repeat Treatments?
We use laser therapy to help with treating acute conditions. If your pet has arthritis or some other chronic issue, they should see their primary care veterinarian for routine appointments.