Laser Therapy for Dogs and Cats in Highland, IN

Laser therapy is a gentle and effective way for our Highland* team to alleviate pain and enhance healing in dogs and cats.
 
*This service is not always available. Call ahead for more information.

Elizabeth S.

"We are so grateful to have such a wonderful facility with very caring staff in our community. We felt very confident in their care for our dog, we highly recommend them."

Elizabeth S.

"We are so grateful to have such a wonderful facility with very caring staff in our community. We felt very confident in their care for our dog, we highly recommend them."

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Laser therapy is an important tool for helping pets heal and experience less pain from a surgery or injury. It can be used for a wide range of conditions in dogs and cats, and is completely non-invasive and drug-free. At North Central Veterinary Emergency Center in Highland, we can use our therapeutic laser to aid in the healing of acute conditions such as:

  • Bite/puncture wounds
  • Lacerations
  • Burns
  • Swelling
  • Sprains and fractures
  • Surgical incisions
  • …and more

Our locations serve Northwest Indiana, the South Chicago Suburbs, and Lower Southwest Michigan. Call us today if your pet needs immediate medical attention.

Westville:
(219) 785-7300

Highland:
(219) 881-1600

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.

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