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Laser Therapy for Pets

In recent years, therapeutic laser has been successfully applied in a wide variety of treatments and diagnoses for dogs, cats and other furry friends. Laser therapy involves utilizing photons of light in the infrared range to stimulate tissue at the cellular level. This causes normalization of cell function, pain relief, and healing. It is one of the many non-invasive treatment options we offer here at the clinic. To learn more about how laser therapy can help your pet, call us at 403.239.4657 to speak with one of our Client Care Specialists.

What does laser therapy treat in pets?

Your veterinarian here at Edgemont Veterinary Clinic may recommend laser therapy to promote faster healing of wounds and surgical incisions, as well as to treat chronic problems like muscle and joint pain, arthritis, muscle spasm and stiffness.

What are the health benefits of laser therapy?

When it comes to laser therapy, the benefits in pets is similar to the benefits seen in human patients. Below are some of the effects that this minimally invasive treatment provides:

  • Accelerated tissue repair
  • Pain reduction
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Reduced scarring
  • Increased cell metabolism
  • Improved circulation
  • Enhanced antioxidant levels
  • Better nerve function
  • How often should my pet get laser therapy?

    Because each pet and diagnoses is different, your veterinarian will determine the frequency that will work best for your pet’s specific case. It is difficult to provide a general schedule for all patients. Usually, however, your pet will have more treatments at the beginning of their course, with decreased sessions as time goes on. Your pet’s veterinarian will tweak the frequency depending on their reaction to the laser.

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    Last updated: May 27, 2021

    Dear Clients,

    With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

    1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

    This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

    As you can imagine, we have a significant backlog of surgeries and wellness/vaccine exams to catch up on and we will be working hard over the next several weeks to do just that. We want to thank everyone in advance for your patience while we work through this. Although restrictions have been lifted, our health and safety protocols have not. It is important we continue to follow the guidelines set out by Worksafe Alberta and social distance our large team as much as possible. This means although we can offer these elective services, we are doing much fewer during the day then we were pre-COVID.

    2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

    3. ONLINE ORDERS

    The use of our online store for easy ordering, payment and delivery of our pet's food, flea and tick medications. CLICK HERE

    4. OPERATING HOURS

    Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    We are closed on Statutory Holidays.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding, and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your dedicated team at Edgemont Veterinary Clinic

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