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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: November 19, 2021

    Dear valued clients,

    We appreciate your patience and understanding while navigating these past 2 years together. Due to the high increase in positive COVID-19 cases we have returned to locked door/curbside policy effective January 4, 2022.

    Only pets will be allowed in the clinic. Owners are asked to please stay in the parking lot while pets are being seen.

    We ask that you follow these guidelines to ensure your visit is safe for yourselves, your pet, other clients and our staff:

  • When you arrive in our parking lot for an appointment, please remain in your vehicle and call (403)239-4657. After speaking with the vet one of our team members will meet you on the sidewalk outside the hospital to bring your pet inside. Please wear a mask when engaging with staff.
  • You must remain in the parking lot while we treat your pet. Doctors may be calling from an unknown number to discuss findings, please make sure you can receive such calls.
  • Please continue to follow the social distancing guidelines of two meters distance between yourself and other clients or staff
  • For food and mediation pick up please call the clinic when you have arrived and one of our staff members will let you know when to meet them outside the door for pick up. Please call ahead to place your orders.
  • Please give us a minimum of 2 business days for orders of food and medication to arrive.
  • Payment over the phone with credit/debit is preferred.
  • If you are experiencing any symptoms or have been out of the country in the last 10 days, please reschedule your appointment or send someone else to bring in your pet. Please ensure that the designated person is registered in our files.
  • We will continue to watch the guidelines posted from the Alberta government and will update our clients as needed if these protocols are to change.

    Thank you for your continued trust in us.

    - Your dedicated team at Edgemont Veterinary Clinic