Cold Laser Therapy
What is Cold Laser Therapy?
Cold laser treatment for dogs and cats is an innovative therapeutic treatment growing in popularity as veterinarians have discovered its usefulness in helping pets recover from illness and injury.
Our vets are passionate about providing the highest quality treatment for your pet and cold laser therapy provides a safe, non-invasive method of alleviating pain. It's also an effective way to encourage them on their journey back into health!
Cold laser therapy is an excellent way to improve many conditions, including joint and muscle pain. It can also help with muscle spasms or arthritis symptoms.
What are cold lasers?
Cold laser therapy uses light-emitting diodes (LED) or low-intensity lasers (also known as cold lasers) to stimulate cell growth, improve healing, and relieve pain in your pet.
The kind of light emitted by a laser determines the depth to which it can affect tissues. The higher the wavelength (green, blue, or purple-colored), the deeper into your pet's body will penetrate their skin.
The Cold Laser Therapy Treatment Process
Cold laser therapy is a painless and relaxing treatment that will help your pet recover from injury or illness. The hand-held wand moves back and forth on the part of their body that has sustained an injury, relieving any discomfort.
Your pet will feel a pleasant and warm feeling in the area being treated, which may lead them to find it enjoyable. The cold laser therapy sessions at our veterinary hospital last about 20 minutes on average.
The number and frequency of these treatments will depend on your pet's specific healthcare needs.
Uses for Laser Therapy
Cold laser therapy is a widely used form of medical treatment that's highly effective in conjunction with traditional medications and other veterinary practices.
Laser therapy promotes circulation and encourages cell regeneration, benefiting the following procedures and conditions:
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Lick Granuloma
- Dental Procedures
- Bone Fractures
- Strains & Sprains
- Post-Surgical Recovery
- Degenerative Joint Disease
Benefits of Cold Laser Therapy
Therapeutic laser treatments offer a wide range of benefits to your pet. When the specific wavelengths in low-intensity laser prompt alterations to the physiology of cells and tissues, it can help with pain relief and healing on many levels. It can:
- Reduce edema (swelling)
- Increase wound healing
- Enhance neovascularization
- Increase blood perfusion
- Encourage bone healing
- Reduce inflammation and associated pain
- Accelerate mitochondrial cell metabolism
We're Always Welcoming New Patients
At Kay Animal Hospital, we can't wait to welcome you and your four-legged friend into our veterinary family. Learn more about the services we offer and the difference our care and compassion make by booking your first appointment today!