The beneficial effects of laser light on tissue were first recognized almost forty years ago. Since then, there have been thousands of studies documenting the positive effects laser light has on different types of cells, tissue, and disorders.
Recent advances in technology and manufacturing have made it possible to have this exciting modality available and affordable for clinicians. Do understand, that the following information relates only to a Class IV therapeutic laser. Before embarking on a treatment protocol for your pet, do not accept exaggerated claims related to inferior and low powered machines.
What Conditions May Benefit from Laser Therapy?
- Acute Conditions
- Cuts/ Bites
- Tooth Extraction Pain Relief
- Sprains, Strains & Fractures
- Post-Surgical Healing / Pain Relief
- Chronic Conditions
- Degenerative Joint Disease
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Periodontal Disease
- Lick Granulomas
- Geriatric Care
- Hip Dysplasia
- Feline Acne
Whether your pet is rehabilitating from trauma or injury, healing from wounds, or simply aging, the laser has been shown to provide relief and speed healing.
What Does Laser Therapy Do?
In simple terms, the therapy laser radically increases circulation, with reduces pain and inflammation and also reduces pain by stimulating an endorphin release and radically excites the energy carrier in the cell (the ATP) to heal the cells in 1/3 to 1/2 the normal healing time. A laser only acts on abnormal cells and does nothing to normal cells so you cannot over treat a pet with a therapy laser.
Laser treatments are cumulative and one builds upon another. Generally, one treats a pet with a series of treatments for the best effect.
What Will Your Pet Feel While Having a Laser Treatment?
As the laser is administered, often pets will relax and enjoy, much like you would experiencing a good massage. The almost immediate relief of pain will allow your pet to be comfortable and any anxiety that your pet initially experienced will dissipate. Occasionally, angry cats will start to purr and dogs will fall asleep during their therapy sessions
How Soon Could You See Results In Your Pet?
You may see relief in the first treatment or so as pain and inflammation are reduced. For example: better mobility for joint conditions, drying and healing of dermatological issues, faster healing for wounds and incisions, or your pet just seeming more relaxed and comfortable . For some conditions, a series of treatments may be necessary before you see results due to the severity or complexity of the condition. Each pet is different, and treatments are unique for your pet’s specific needs.
If you think your pet may benefit from laser treatment, call us at 808-735-4433 to schedule an appointment today!
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