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Laser Therapy

Information on how beneficial laser therapy can be for your dogs and cats

What is Laser Therapy

Laser therapy (photobiomodulation) is the use of specific wavelengths of light (red and near infrared) to create therapeutic effects.

How does laser therapy work?

During each session the laser energy produced increases circulation, drawing water, oxygen, and nutrients to the damaged area. this creates an optimum healing environment that reduces inflammation, swelling, muscle spasms, stiffness and pain.

Does my pet need an anaesthetic?

No anaesthetic is required for laser therapy! Treatments range from between one-five minutes per area treated.

The response to the treatment can sometimes be seen as soon as twelve hours after treatment but the effect is cumulative, and most conditions require several treatments for the greatest benefit. Most cases require up to six treatments, often delivered over three weeks. It can be used in conjunction with a multimodal approach to pet care with medication, acupuncture, physiotherapy, or hydrotherapy.

Many rigorous studies have shown the benefits to a wide range of conditions that it can help including:

  • osteoarthritis
  • soft tissue injuries
  • wounds

However, it is not a cure for all; some cases can be too extreme for laser treatment.

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