Laser Therapy for Pets

Modern technology has advanced by leaps and bounds in the last few decades. This is true in the world of veterinary medicine as well. One fairly new technology that is gaining popularity is the use of laser therapy. A local Town N Country vet discusses laser therapy in this article.

How Does It Work?

One of the biggest benefits of laser therapy is that it stimulates the body to release endorphins, which are natural painkillers. Laser therapy can also reduce inflammation and improve circulation. All of these things help promote good healing and relieve pain in our furry friends.

When Is Laser Therapy Used?

Laser therapy is helpful in promoting healing, and is often used in post-surgical and rehabilitative treatments. It is also beneficial in treating problems with tendons and ligaments. That said, one of the most popular uses of laser therapy is simply to help pets with arthritis feel better. It’s truly amazing to see an old dog moving more easily after treatments and becoming playful again!

What Pets Can Benefit From Laser Therapy?

Laser therapy is frequently used to help pets with chronic pain. It’s also helpful for treating neck and back issues; musculoskeletal problems ; hip dysplasia; neuromuscular disease; joint problems nerve injuries; skin problems; bone fractures; and various types of injuries and wounds. That said, every pet is different, so we always offer treatment options on a case-by-case basis. If you think that your furry friend may benefit from laser therapy, ask your vet for more information. It never hurts to ask!

What Are The Perks?

Laser therapy has many wonderful perks. One of the biggest ones is the fact that laser therapy is completely painless. In fact, many pets seem to enjoy their treatments, and visibly relax during their sessions. Another benefit is that you won’t need to shave your pet for treatments. Your furry pal will also not need to be medicated for laser therapy sessions. Your four-legged friend will not need any recovery time, aside from a good nap and perhaps a few ear scritches or a special treat. Last but not least, the treatments can be repeated as often as necessary. Many pets enjoy continued improvement after each session.

Do you think laser therapy could benefit your pet? Contact us, your Town N Country animal clinic, anytime! We are dedicated to providing the best veterinary care around!