Making Pets Comfortable with Cold Laser Therapy
Injury, surgery, and disease can cause our pets considerable discomfort, but medication isn’t the only pain management option we offer at our animal hospital in Marinette. We’re proud to offer cold laser therapy to our patients to not only alleviate their pain, but help treat and/or heal their conditions. Pet laser therapy is non-invasive, painless, and drug-free, and uses only light beams at varying wavelengths to treat injuries, infections, diseases, and more.
How Pet Laser Therapy Works
The laser light particles are transmitted through a handheld device which is gently massaged over affected areas in a slow circular motion. The light particles safely pass through your pet’s fur and outer tissues to penetrate areas in need of pain relief and healing. They stimulate cell production and promote a healing effect which decreases pain, reduces inflammation, and boosts recovery. Our veterinarians and support staff are well trained to administer these treatments and keep your pet relaxed during their procedure.
What Can Laser Therapy Treat?
With the exception of cancerous tumors, our cold therapy laser can treat/aid in the treatment of a multitude of connective and soft-tissue conditions in pets. These include, but are not limited to:
- Acute musculoskeletal trauma
- Nerve regeneration
- Hot spots
- Lick granulomas
- Degenerative disc disease
- Wound healing
- Post-surgical rehabilitation
- Ear infections
- Bone fractures
- Degenerative joint disease
What to Expect During Your Pet’s Laser Therapy Treatment
Cold laser therapy treatments generally vary in length from one patient to the next, though they typically last between 3-8 minutes. To measure out the proper light dosage, your pet’s species, age, weight, skin and coat color, and condition are all entered into the laser machine’s computer. The number of treatments your pet will need depend on how well they respond to the procedure. Some conditions take longer to treat than others, and we’ll certainly let you know if further treatments are necessary.
To determine whether cold laser therapy is the best treatment option for your pet, we’ll first examine them to identify areas in need of pain relief and healing. From there, we can schedule their first treatment and decide later on whether it needs to be supplemented with medication. Want to learn more about pet laser therapy? Want to schedule a consultation? Get in touch with us at (715) 735-9511.