The first documentation of laser therapy in veterinary medicine was in 1967. Pet owners have since been using these treatments to make their pets' lives as comfortable as possible. In many cases, laser therapy for dogs can promote healing and reduce inflammation and pain.
If your pet is in pain or recovering from surgery, laser therapy can help. At Bryan Animal Clinic in Decatur, AL, our veterinarian provides laser therapy and other services to help pets live healthy, pain-free lives.
Laser Therapy Treatment
Therapeutic laser treatment works through the use of low-energy or cold light energy. Using specific frequencies of light, our veterinarian can change the physiology of animals at the cellular level. The laser light promotes healing of damaged cells and cell reproduction. This in turn speeds up your pet’s healing and reduces pain. It also improves blood flow and reduces inflammation, which is essential for healing.
Laser therapy has shown positive results for many pet health issues. Below are some of the benefits of your pet receiving laser therapy:
- Reduce pain and inflammation
- Heal surgical wounds
- Heal post-traumatic wounds
- A metabolic boost for specific tissues
- Scar tissue formation can be reduced
- Regulate the immune system responds
- Restore the function of nerves and regeneration of nerves
- Release of trigger points that cause pain
- Heal infections faster
Dogs with recurrent or chronic ear infections can also be treated with laser therapy and other methods.
What to Expect
When a pet is receiving laser therapy, it will lie down on a padded table or floor. While the animal is reclining, our veterinarian will administer treatments with a handheld device.
Owners may stand next to their pets and comfort them while they undergo treatment. While the laser is in use, the pets and people in the room need to wear safety goggles to protect their eyes.
Visit Our Veterinarian in Decatur, AL for Pet Laser Therapy
If your pet is showing signs of chronic pain, laser therapy may be able to help. At Bryan Animal Clinic in Decatur, AL, our veterinarian will determine if laser therapy is right for your pet’s condition. We are happy to answer any questions you have. Call us today to schedule an appointment.