Companion Therapy Laser Treatment

Companion Therapy Laser Treatment accelerates the body's natural healing process through photo-bio-modulation. Companion Therapy Laser Treatment provides tangible benefits to your pet, and is effective in treating chronic conditions, acute conditions, and post-surgical pain and inflammation. Please contact us for additional information.

 

Companion Therapy Laser Treatment Reduces Pain and Speeds Healing

laserOur Companion Therapy Laser Treatment Laser Treatment provides a non-invasive, pain-free, surgery-free, drug-free treatment used to treat a variety of conditions. The therapy can be performed in conjunction with existing treatment protocols. Relief and/or improvement is often noticed within hours depending on the condition and your pet's response. Whether your pet is rehabilitating from trauma or injury, healing from wounds or simply aging, your pet can benefit from this innovative approach to treating pain.

Applications for Companion Therapy Laser Treatment Include

  • Treatment of arthritis, degenerative joint disease or hip dysplasia
  • General pain management, such as for sprains, strains, and stiffness
  • Post-surgical pain, as encountered with spays, neuters, declaws, and other surgical procedures
  • Skin problems, such as hot spots, lick granulomas, and infections
  • Dental procedures
  • Fractures and wounds, such as bites, abrasions, and abscesses
  • Ear infections

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.

Treatment protocols are unique to each patient and condition. Therefore, treatments will vary in time, complexity and cost. For some chronic patients, multiple joints will be treated during one laser treatment session. When appropriate, laser therapy can be used as a complementary adjunct to other treatment plans.

If your pet is feeling pain, has inflammation, or a wound, the laser is a sterile, pain-free, surgery-free, drug-free treatment. The laser is used to treat a variety of injuries, wounds, fractures, neurological conditions, numerous dermatological problems, and pain. 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.

The laser light is delivered through a non-invasive handpiece to treat the affected area. Your pet will feel a gentle and soothing warmth. As the laser is administered, many pets will relax, 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.

The Companion therapy laser system sends photons, or packets of light energy, deep into tissue without damaging it. These photons are absorbed within the mitochondria of the cells and induce a chemical change called "photo-bio-modulation." This light energy then inspires production of ATP in the cell. ATP is the fuel, or energy, cells need for repair and rejuvenation. Impaired or injured cells do not make this fuel at an optimal rate. Increased ATP production leads to healthier cells, healthier tissue, and healthier animals.

There are no known side effects with this treatment.

You might see a change in activity when your pet comes home. For some it might be increased activity and others may be more relaxed. This is due to the pain relief and reduction in inflammation..

There are no specific things you need to do at home, other than follow normal restrictions, dietary needs, and additional treatment protocols as you pet's condition dictates and is outlined by your veterinarian.

Simply put, it provides relief. The fur does not need to be clipped. Eye protection will be worn by the laser operator and anyone in a close proximity to the laser probe. The eyes of the animal will be directed away from the treatment area or covered with a towel or eye wear. The clinician will move the probe over the area of treatment to assure the laser is being delivered to the area which needs improvement.

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 session.

Just follow normal treatment protocols as outlined. You do not need to be overly cautious nor should you overdo any activities. Continue "business as usual."

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.

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