What is Cold Laser Therapy?
Cold laser therapy uses LEDs (also known as light-emitting diodes) or low-intensity lasers to help relieve pain, stimulate cell recovery, and improve the efficacy of your dog or cat's natural healing processes.
Several conditions have been shown to improve with the use of laser therapy including muscle and joint pain, arthritis symptoms, and muscle spasms.
The Cold Laser Therapy Treatment Process
Cold laser therapy treatments involve the movement of a handheld laser wand back and forth over the injured or affected part of your pet's body that is causing them health issues.
Your dog or cat will feel a relaxing and pleasant warm feeling in the area receiving treatment and likely will find the experience enjoyable. At our hospitals, cold laser therapy sessions generally last between 20 and 30 minutes.
The number and frequency of these treatments will depend on your companion's specific healthcare needs.
Uses for Laser Therapy
Cold laser therapy has a wide range of uses and is highly effective when used in conjunction with traditional medications and other veterinary treatments.
Laser therapy promotes our pets' circulation, encourages cell regeneration, and benefits recovery from the following conditions and procedures:
- Bone Fractures
- Strains & Sprains
- Degenerative Joint Disease
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Lick Granuloma
- Dental Procedures
- Post-Surgical Recovery
Benefits of Cold Laser Therapy
Treatments with lasers offer a wide variety of benefits to your pet. When a pet receives low-intensity laser treatments, the specific wavelengths of light used in the process prompt an alternation of their cells and tissues' physiology.
- Increases wound healing
- Accelerates mitochondrial cell metabolism
- Reduces inflammation and associated pain
- Enhances neovascularization
- Increases blood perfusion
- Reduces edema (swelling)
- Encourages bone healing