For many years, world-class athletes and thoroughbred race horses have benefitted from laser therapy treatments. Fortunately, this technology is now available for pets.
Infrared laser light from therapy lasers harmlessly penetrates deep into tissues where it is absorbed in the cells, and this energy is converted into chemical, not thermal, energy. In athletic environments, therapy lasers are primarily used to reduce swelling, reduce pain, and speed the healing process. These mechanisms allow veterinarians to successfully treat a wide range of conditions non-invasively and without drugs.
Laser therapy speeds healing, so veterinarians routinely treat injuries with the laser, as well as treating patients immediately after surgery so incisions heal more quickly. Studies indicate that laser-treated wounds heal in a third to a half faster than the time required in normal healing. A single laser treatment is usually all that is required for post-surgical patients to reduce swelling and to speed healing.
Disorders that respond best to Companion Laser Therapy:
- Pain Relief
- Wound Healing
- Back Pain
- Infections or Inflammation
- Sprains, Strains & Fractures
- Post Surgical Healing/Pain Relief
- Degenerative Joint Disease
- Rattlesnake Bites
- Geriatric Care
- Dermatological Conditions
- Periodontal Disease
- Hip Dysplasia
Your pet will find this type of therapy relaxing, as the specialized frequencies of light help to produce endorphins which can act as pain killers and stress-reducers. A typical treatment can last between 3 -20 minutes, depending on the size of your pet and the location and intensity of your pet’s pain or inflammation. A benefit of the more modern, higher-powered therapeutic lasers, like the Companion Therapy Laser, is that adequate dosages of laser energy, or photons, can be painlessly and efficiently delivered to deeper tissues. This is a huge benefit in treating chronic conditions such as arthritis, hip dysplasia, back disease or injury, and degenerative joint diseases. Geriatric patients often suffer from one or more of these painful problems, as well the aches and pains that come naturally with aging. There thousands of reports of pets who were lame an inactive who return to normal, or almost normal function after laser therapy. More chronic and more severe cases may require multiple treatment sessions to fully benefit. According to the American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation, there are no adverse side effects, as this specialized laser therapy does not burn or cut your pet’s skin. A veterinarian will examine your pet, take x-rays if necessary, and prescribe a treatment plan individualized to your pet’s needs. Help your pet get back to his happy, healthy self quickly with laser therapy!