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Laser Therapy for Pets Reduces Pain and Speeds Healing
Laser therapy provides a non-invasive, painless and drug-free treatment appropriate for a variety of conditions and can be performed in conjunction with existing treatment protocols.
Improvement is often noticed within hours depending on the condition and your pet’s response. Whether your pet is rehabilitating from trauma or injury, healing from wounds or simply aging, your pet can benefit from this innovative approach to treating pain.
Applications for Laser Therapy Include:
How does it work?
Laser therapy stimulates the body to heal from within. Non-thermal photons of light are administered to the body for about 3 to 8 minutes and absorbed by the injured cells. The cells are then stimulated and respond with a higher rate of metabolism. This results in relief from pain, increased circulation, reduced inflammation, and an acceleration of the healing process.
What are the signs that my pet can benefit from Laser Therapy?
Many of our laser therapy patients are older animals with musculoskeletal ailments. Some signs that your senior companion is experiencing pain or discomfort are:
How do I find out if it’s right for my pet?
If your cat or dog has limited mobility or suffers from chronic pain, laser therapy might help. Talk with us during your pet’s next physical exam - or schedule an appointment right now to discuss the treatment.
Is it really safe?
The FDA has approved class IV laser therapy for use in humans and animals. It is painless, non-invasive and non-addictive. Friendship takes appropriate precautions and provides specialized eyewear to protect the eyes of the patient, viewer and operator.