Veterinary laser therapy is an innovative treatment to be used in conjunction with or in place of medication to manage pain, inflammation, and wound healing.
Therapeutic lasers use light waves of a specific wavelength to alter your pet’s tissue physiology. Light absorbed by cellular components stimulates electrons and activates cells to promote growth, proliferation, migration, and repair.
The main clinical benefits of laser use in pets include decreased inflammation, decreased pain, and improved wound healing.
Who can benefit from laser therapy?
Laser therapy is used for many veterinary medical conditions, including:
- Pain management
- Chronic arthritis
- Wound healing including dental extraction sites
- Surgical incisions
- Tendon and ligament injuries
- Traumatic injuries
Laser therapy is particularly useful for pets with limited medical treatment options, such as:
- Pets with liver disease who cannot take commonly prescribed pain medications
- Cats, for whom only a few pain-control medications are approved
- Older pets with diminished organ function
- Exotic pets for whom medication administration is difficult or impossible
Talk to your veterinarian if you think your pet might benefit from laser therapy.