Laser therapy is a non-invasive, safe, and effective approach to pain management and wound healing.
Our veterinary practice uses laser therapy for pets to help with:
- Releasing painful trigger points
- Traumatic wound healing
- Surgical wound healing
- Reducing the formation of scar tissue
- Improving nerve regeneration and function
- Hastening the healing of infections
- Increasing the metabolism in specific tissues
How Does Laser Therapy Work?
Therapeutic laser therapy is a low-level cold light set at specific frequencies to induce a physiological change at the cellular level. Though researchers are unsure exactly why these combinations to cold light frequencies work, it is believed they provide a “jump-start” to cells that need healing and other processes in the body.
What Should I Expect During My Pet’s Laser Therapy?
During a typical treatment, your pet lies on a padded bed or blanket. Owners are often asked to position themselves by their pet’s head while they and Dr. Burnett chat throughout the treatment. During laser therapy procedure, both you and your pet must wear protective goggles.
How Many Laser Therapy Treatments Will My Pet Need?
The number of therapy sessions needed depends on several factors, but Dr. Burnett typically treats her patients two or three times a week for up to three weeks. If your pet should have a very acute and painful condition such as a ruptured anal gland, your pet may require daily treatments for three to five days.
Are There any Risks to Using Laser Therapy for Pets?
A therapeutic laser should not be used in certain cases. A laser should not be used near the site of a tumor or the uterus of a pet that is pregnant. However, in most cases, laser therapy is 100% risk-free when applied properly by a qualified professional.
If you are looking for the best in laser therapy for your pet, we can help. Call (850) 434-2646 to learn more or to schedule an appointment.