Laser Therapy: Pain Relief for Dogs and Cats
Dogs and cats process pain similar to how we do, but unlike us, they can’t give voice to their problems. At Veterinary Medical Center of St. Lucie County, we’re dedicated to understanding every individual pet. This includes knowing the telltale signs of pain and helping their owners recognize those signs. We also offer several options for pain relief for dogs and cats, and laser therapy is one such option.
Schedule a consult or laser therapy session for your pet.
What Makes Our Therapeutic Laser Effective?
Pet laser therapy is a non-invasive treatment that can be used for a very wide range of conditions. In simple terms, it restores cell activity within the body using light energy. The cells absorb the light particles, in turn producing the energy needed for cell growth and repair.
Along with being non-invasive, no drugs or sedation are necessary for laser therapy. It’s a gentle, easy-to-perform procedure that can be used on almost any pet.
How Does It Help?
Laser therapy kickstarts the healing process and yields other positive effects, such as:
- Increased blood circulation
- Less pain and swelling
- Faster healing
- Increased overall energy
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- Ted B.
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- Jennifer P.
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- Kristin G.
Conditions Laser Therapy Can Improve
Our therapeutic laser can help treat:
- Hip dysplasia
- Intervertebral Disk Disease (IVDD)
- Soft tissue injuries (cuts, puncture wounds, degloving)
- Ear infections
- Post-op treatment
- Lick granulomas
- Ligament injuries
- Bone fractures
Is Treatment Safe?
Pet laser therapy is very safe, and our team members are well-trained in its usage. It's a simple procedure—a technician operates a handheld, light-emitting device calibrated at a specific frequency. They gently massage the device in a circular motion over the affected area.
Finally, we time each treatment according to the patient's condition and how much light we need to treat that condition. Chronic problems often take multiple sessions, while acute problems can be treated in as little as one.