Pet Laser Therapy
Healing and relieving pain in pets is as important to their health as preventive medicine, because pain can limit their quality of life. At Care Animal Hospital in Muncie, pet laser therapy is a great tool for treating pain and healing without causing unneeded stress and discomfort in pets. Our staff members have received special training to operate our therapeutic laser and deliver soothing, rejuvenating treatment on a regular basis.
If your pet has a condition that you think might benefit from laser therapy, contact us today!
How Long Will It Take to Treat My Pet?
Laser therapy treatment differs for every pet, because every pet (and condition) is different. For post-op care and the management of other acute injuries/conditions, one treatment may be all that’s needed for your pet. On the other hand, if they have a chronic disease like arthritis, they may need 2-3 treatments per week until we can gradually taper them off to one treatment a week or every other week.
If your pet does not respond favorably to laser therapy, we may need to stop their treatment altogether and consider other options. In most cases, laser therapy is an integrative therapy, which means it is used in conjunction with other types of treatment (such as medication). This multi-modal approach can ensure a better outcome for your pet.
Healing with Light Energy
Laser therapy involves applying light energy to an area of damaged tissue or swelling to help it heal from within. We use a handheld device that emits infrared light at varying frequencies; this light absorbs into the cells of the body where it stimulates cell activity and endorphin release. Through this process, laser therapy can:
- Decrease pain
- Reduce swelling and inflammation
- Increase circulation
- Accelerate healing
What Can Be Treated with Laser Therapy?
We can use our therapeutic laser for a wide range of indications, with the exception of cancer (laser therapy can actually stimulate cancer growth). These include:
- Post-op care (including after spays, neuters, and dental procedures)
- Ligament injuries
- Skin/muscle injuries
- Lick granulomas
- ..and more
The doctor and tech did a wonderful job answering all my questions, and helping me find the best medication for my pups.