How Does the Laser Help Pets Heal?
The idea that light can treat pain and heal various injuries might seem far-fetched, but the process that occurs during cold laser therapy treatment is completely real and beneficial. In simple terms, we calibrate our therapeutic laser to deliver a specific frequency of light particles to an area of pain and/or injury. This low-level infrared light works at the cellular level, stimulating cell activity and tissue repair.
The light energy used to treat your pet is painless; in fact, it might prove to be quite comfortable for your companion, and even cause them to fall asleep during treatment!
What Conditions Can be Treated with Laser Therapy?
With the exception of cancerous growths, Village Vet can provide laser therapy to treat a large variety of conditions, such as:
- Back pain
- Lacerations and burns
- Ear infections
- Lick granulomas
- Surgical incisions (for post-op pain relief)
- Bone fractures
- Tendon, muscle, and ligament injuries
Does My Pet Need Repeat Laser Treatments?
Some dogs and cats may need multiple laser therapy treatments, while others only need one. The extent of your pet’s condition is the main deciding factor, with acute conditions being treatable in just one or two sessions, and chronic conditions requiring repeat treatments. Arthritis is a chronic issue for which your pet may need weekly laser treatments, which can be decreased over time. If we are using our laser to increase healing after a surgery or to treat an acute injury, one laser therapy session may be enough.