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.