What is Cold Laser Therapy?
Cold laser therapy is an innovative therapeutic treatment that has become increasingly popular as veterinarians have discovered it's efficacy in helping your pets recover from injury and 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 can be improved with the use of cold laser therapy. These include joint and muscle pain, muscle spasms and the symptoms of arthritis.
The Cold Laser Therapy Treatment Process
Treatment using cold laser therapy involved the movement of a handheld laser wand over part of your pet's body which is suffering from a condition 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. Cold 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
Cold laser therapy has a wide variety of uses and is particularly effective when it is combined with other traditional medications and veterinary treatments or procedures.
Laser therapy promotes circulation and encourages cell regeneration, benefiting the following procedures and conditions:
- Strains & Sprains
- Bone Fractures
- Dental Procedures
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Lick Granuloma
- Degenerative Joint Disease
- Post-Surgical Recovery
Benefits of Cold Laser Therapy
Therapeutic laser treatments provide various health benefits to a pet that undergoes them. When your companion receives low-intensity laser therapy, the wavelengths of light prompt an alteration of the physiology of their cells and tissues, called photobiomodulation.
Some of the benefits of cold laser therapy include:
- Encourages bone healing
- Increases wound healing
- Enhances neovascularization
- Accelerates mitochondrial cell metabolism
- Reduces inflammation and associated pain
- Increases blood perfusion
- Reduces edema (swelling)