Laser therapy is a completely non-invasive treatment that activates cells to help repair tissues. During the session, the laser cuts and dissects the tissues with a concentrated laser beam rather than using scalpel blades and scissors. It is a completely painless process for your pet, and allows a vet or nurse to be more precise in their actions since the tissues appear cleaner and clearer.
Laser therapy can be used to treat a variety of conditions, including:
- Degenerative joint disease
- Spinal disc disease
- Traumas such as ligament or muscle damage
- Ear disease
- Dental disease
- Post-surgical wounds
- Healing trauma wounds
Benefits of laser therapy:
- Reduces pain and inflammation without any side effects
- Can be used for acute and chronic injuries or wounds
- Treatment can be customised to specific conditions or injuries (time of treatment and wavelength of light can be altered)
- Improves healing time
- Treatment sessions are quick, non-stressful and painless, lasting no more than 10 minutes
- Much less bleeding and blood loss during surgery
- Less post-operative swelling
- Improved post-operative comfort
- Reduced chances of wound contamination
Treatments may be covered by some insurance companies, so we recommend getting in contact with your pets insurer to see if your policy will cover it.
If you feel that your pet would benefit from laser therapy, please arrange an appointment with a vet who will assess your pet fully and decide if it is an appropriate treatment.