What is laser therapy?
The process of laser therapy involves the use of a small, handheld device which emits a high intensity beam of light, or laser. The laser painlessly penetrates the tissue of the affected area to ultimately increase circulation, speed healing and provide pain relief. This process does not involve the use of any drugs, it is completely non-invasive and it doesn’t cause any pain or discomfort to the patient. In fact, many pets find it so relaxing, some have even been known to doze off during a session!
What type of equipment is used?
Main West Animal Hospital uses The Companion Therapy Laser System, which is the most powerful Class IV laser currently used in the veterinary industry. This state of the art technology was specifically designed for veterinary medicine and is completely safe for use on your pet.
What is laser therapy used to treat?
Laser therapy is used to treat a variety of ailments including, but not limited to:
- Hip Dysplasia
- Skin Conditions
- Otitis (Ear Infections and Inflammation)
- Wound healing
- Degenerative Joint Disease
- Chronic and Acute Pain
- Age Related Diseases
- Much More…
How many treatments will be required for my pet?
Laser therapy is most effective when it is applied over the course of several sessions. The actual number of sessions required for your pet to achieve optimum results will ultimately depend on your particular pet, the condition being treated and a number of other factors. Our experienced team will provide you with a detailed treatment protocol once they have had the chance to evaluate your companion’s specific needs.
Is laser therapy right for my pet?
People chose to seek alternative treatments for their pets for a variety of reasons. The process of laser therapy is particularly attractive because it is drug-free, safe and painless and offers significant results in most cases. We are proud to offer this treatment option and feel that it complements the high standard of care we already provide, offering an additional means to keep our patients healthy and happy. If you’d like to find out whether this innovative treatment option would benefit your animal companion, we would be happy to discuss it with you. Give us a call today!