Cold Laser Therapy
Cold laser therapy involves the use of a low-intensity laser to help relieve pain, improve healing and stimulate cell function in dogs and cats.
Several conditions can including with the use of therapeutic lasers, including muscle spasms, joint and muscle pain, and arthritis symptoms.
What are cold lasers?
The kind of light emitted by the laser we use in our therapy changes the depth of your pet's tissue that is affected. Green, blue and purple light all penetrate deeper into your pet's tissues, while red light will treat your pet's skin.
The Cold Laser Therapy Treatment Process
Treatment with cold laser therapy involves moving a handheld laser back and forth over the area of your pet's body that is suffering from a health issue or has sustained an injury.
Your pet will feel a pleasant and warm feeling in the area being treated and will likely find it enjoyable and relaxing. Cold laser therapy sessions at our veterinary hospital generally last about 20 minutes.
The number of these treatments your pet will require and how close together treatment sessions are scheduled depends on your pet's unique needs.
Uses for Laser Therapy
Cold laser therapy has a wide variety of uses in veterinary medicine, especially when it is used in combination with traditional medication and other treatments.
Laser therapy promotes circulation and encourages cell regeneration, benefiting the following procedures and conditions:
- Bone Fractures
- Strains & Sprains
- Dental Procedures
- Lick Granuloma
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Degenerative Joint Disease
- Post-Surgical Recovery
Benefits of Cold Laser Therapy
Therapeutic laser treatments offer a wide range of benefits to your pet. When a pet receives low-intensity laser treatment, the specific wavelengths of the light prompt an alteration of the physiology of their tissues and cells.
- Increases wound healing
- Accelerates mitochondrial cell metabolism
- Reduces inflammation and associated pain
- Enhances neovascularization
- Increases blood perfusion
- Reduces edema (swelling)
- Encourages bone healing