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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: February 28, 2022.

    Dear valued clients,

    We appreciate your patience and understanding while navigating these past 2 years together. We are pleased to announce our new appointment protocols effective Monday February 28, 2022.

    We are now allowing ONE pet parent per appointment to accompany their pet into the clinic for their veterinary appointment. If you would prefer a curbside appointment, please just let us know.

    For appointments with our technicians (i.e. injections, suture removal, anal glands, etc.), we ask that you please pay attention to the clinic capacity and if necessary step outside for a few minutes to accommodate the flow of the clinic with capacity restrictions.

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

  • Masks are required while in the clinic
  • If you are unable to wear a mask, we will happily continue to provide you with curbside services
  • Please continue to follow the social distancing guidelines of two meters distance between yourself and other clients or staff
  • ONE pet parent will be allowed inside the clinic for the appointments. If you have children with you, we ask that your appointment remains curbside as this will go past our 3 person limit in the clinic
  • We will allow up to a maximum of 3 clients in the clinic lobby at any one time

    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